What are Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Installation issues ?
Delivery and Positioning
Planning the installation and delivery of the UPS system is very important. Having chosen a particular system and topology it is important to decide:
1. Will the system fit into the space reserved for it?
2. Is the proposed location suitable?
3. Logistics of transporting
Size & Weight
Improvements in UPS technology and design have provided much higher power densities, which when combined with the flexible installation options for modern parallel systems make it much easier to find space for UPS systems. Due to modern designs, bulky heavy input transformers are no longer needed. For this reason, installations of powerful UPS systems is no longer limited to ground floor or basement plant rooms.
The manufacturer or supplier will provide details of space requirements and details of module weights in the UPS system specification.
Be sure to consider possible future expansion when choosing a UPS location and if you can allow extra space over and above the manufacturer’s recommended minimum, maintenance and service will be easier.
A UPS system is not just a big battery box, as they contain electronic components similar to those found in computers. Careful handling required when transporting. Additionally, large UPS equipment will be heavy and unwieldy. Use specialist contractors using ‘air-ride’ suspension vehicles and specialised lifting equipment for unloading and positioning.
The UPS supplier should be able to recommend handling procedures and suitable contractors with experience in this field.
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