What is Power Protection?
Firstly, what do we mean by the term ‘Power Protection’?
Everyone, whether a home owner or company director, expects power to be provided by large multinational companies or government owned production facilities for their electrical appliances. Just plug into an electrical socket and the power must be there anytime.
So power protection means the pre-installation of power systems that will, in the event of a power outage, take over from the existing lost supply and replace it with an independent source of power. This form of power protection is usually undertaken by the installation of uninterruptible power supplies which are, in turn, backed up by Diesel Generators.
Electricity is manufactured by many means, although the most common methods are from burning coal (China opens two new coal fired power stations every week, of every year), gas, hydro power (from river or lake waters), nuclear power and most recently wind turbine and solar farms. So, if power is so readily available, why would anyone need power protection?
Sadly, we live in an unpredictable world. The threats of natural disasters, terrorism, fuel embargoes and ageing power plants have forced us to readdress our dependency on electrical power always being available. Today there is a real need to be able to protect your power requirements. Why?
Hospitals couldn’t operate at all without serious power protection being in place. Police and security forces need to protect their power to keep communications lines open, whatever the eventuality. Military forces can no longer operate in the theatre of the world without uninterruptible power supplies and power protection. In fact they require Disaster Prevention.
Power Protection is insurance, allowing anyone or any business to continue as normal, without catastrophic loss of power.
Is power important?
Remember the millions who lost power in the US winter of 2004, the floods in Europe in 2005, also the floods in the UK in 2007. In every instance, government institutions were able to come to the rescue because they already had power protection systems in place.
Today however, it is common for even home owners, small to medium businesses to invest and install some form of power protection.
Importantly, no one can work in a factory or office without electricity.
Today, more than ever, power protection is the only way to maintain a functioning society.
- major hospitals
- military forces
- government buildings
- data centres
- banks and distribution networks for their critical systems
How safe is your critical power?
Do you have power protection?
Do you need Disaster Prevention?
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