Batteries are containers encapsulating one or more cells, in which chemical reaction generates a flow of electrons, which by the very definition is a source of electricity. Unlike typical consumer grade batteries found in hand-held devices which operate within a narrow temperature range and have a short life expectancy, industrial grade applications demand more heavy-duty and reliable batteries that can survive long-term deployments in extreme environments, often in remote or off-the-grid locations, where wireless devices are expected to be self-powered for its entire operating life, lasting up to 40 years according to industrial battery supplier in Malaysia. In the dramatic growth of industrial wireless application, battery technology, being the heart of all powered systems, have significantly advanced over the decades to better suit the commercial interest of every industrial sector, which includes automotive toll tags, GPS tracking devices, oceanographic instruments, automated utility meters, process control, and monitoring devices. Considering the general lack of knowledge regarding the choice of available battery technologies, it is advisable to seek consultancy from experienced industrial-grade batteries contractors such as Aathaworld Sdn Bhd to gain further insights as to purchase the appropriate size and economical cost as according to your business needs.
The Importance of Power Protection in an Industrial Scale
Electrical supply interruptions and unreliable utility power quality pose a major threat to large business organizations and manufacturing facilities. Even a momentary black-out or a minute fluctuation in power supply such as power sags, spikes and surges, these unprecedented anomalies can cost a severe loss of revenue, which results in more than just a temporary lapse of the production line, but also places serious vulnerabilities in highly sensitive miniaturized components. Assuming no damages had taken place based on experienced industrial battery supplier Malaysia, ensuing restarts after a power outage require reprogram of defaulted system configurations. A brief loss of power in a critical stage of a product synthesis can end up wrecking billions worth of expensive raw materials, which is especially likely in this age of automation. In today’s enterprises, the IT segment and data management of every industry is absolutely central in achieving high availability to keep companies ahead of the competition. Companies cannot risk leaving vital IT assets and sophisticated industrial equipment in the perils of unguarded raw power supply. To keep your power issues worries at bay, consider contacting Aathaworld for further input on emergency measures to be taken as suited to your business needs.
Types of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and Their Roles
A UPS plays an important role in industrial battery technologies and at its most fundamental, is a form of bulk energy-storage mechanism that keeps vital electrical equipment by industrial battery supplier in Malaysia safe and operational by providing battery backup power during power interruptions. Depending on the model, the UPS is also able to function as an instantaneous surge protector that safeguards connected devices from abnormal voltages by conditioning incoming power to be readily available as a clean source of electricity. To accommodate a vast range of industrial applications, UPS systems are mainly categorized into three variants known as topology. The most elementary entry-level of a basic UPS is the Standby UPS, also referred to as an Offline UPS, it allows devices to run on utility power until it drops below predefined tolerance, the UPS then automatically switches to battery power. It is designed for less demanding applications, such as home desktop and point-of-sale solutions, statistics provided by industrial battery supplier Malaysia. On-line UPS utilizes a double conversion system, which as its name suggest converts power twice. The connected device does not receive direct AC current from the utility power supply instead, the AC current is converted to DC through a rectifier to be stored in the battery and then an inverter processes the power back to AC to be supplied to the electrical equipment. This double conversion process allows computing loads to receive continuous clean and uninterrupted power that is isolated from unprocess utility power. In the case of power failure met by industrial battery supplier Malaysia, the output inverter begins drawing power from the battery until normal operations are restored. The seamless technology of the On-Line UPS provides the highest level of protection and is the most costly of all topology, therefore usually preserved only for the most critical systems. The Line-interactive UPS is the most common design used for small enterprises and departmental servers. It functions in a similar fashion to a standby UPS, albeit with enhanced features by regulating high and low voltages automatically. This reduces the impact of power fluctuations by feeding battery power through the output inverter when the UPS detects an inconsistent input power supply. Typically speaking by industrial battery supplier in Malaysia, there will be a slight transition time during its changeover to battery mode. Nowadays, some of these Line-Interactive UPS are being sold as ‘digital online’, ‘inline’ or ‘online interactive’ under the false pretense of on-line models, such marketing tactics may be deceiving and confuse buyers. It is therefore highly advisable to seek in depth enquiry for a UPS product and you can always count on Aathaworld to provide you the best choice suited to your field of work.
Commercial versus Industrial UPS
Majority of the UPS sales today are particularly designed for IT applications in heavy computer rooms and data centre environments such as banks, hospitals and insurance companies. On the other hand, industrial UPS systems are more dealt in harsher environments for critical process control such as petrochemical complexes and electrical power generation plants that can be serviced by industrial battery contractor Malaysia. The in-between usage of UPS system, commonly termed as “light industrial” UPS falls under the category of pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. In a environmentally-controlled location, taking a data centre for example, corrupted power supply may interrupt data processing and other telecommunications, however it does not impose a direct threat causing casualties or damage in properties. In contrast, industrial application, particularly in power generation applications, uses chemical, heat transfer and steam processes that inflicts immediate danger to the workers when any of time-sensitive procedure is being interrupted. As such, specialist like industrial battery contractor in Malaysia claims that carefully designed industrial UPS systems have to be tested more vigorously and have higher safety and technical specifications than that of commercial level. In a hostile environment that goes beyond the operational limits of a standard UPS, the key electronic components of industrial grade UPS has to be able to adapt in extreme temperatures for a sustained period. Ideally, the UPS should be able to handle a moderate amount of localized dust. It is also useful to know that commercial grade UPS integrates low-cost Valve Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries, which have a narrow range of operating temperature, whereas industrial grade batteries are expected to survive elevated temperatures. Specialized powder (conformal) coating of the internal circuit boards and components in industrial UPS form a barrier from outdoor environmental issues including dew point condensation, high humidity and airborne conductive contaminants. The special coating applied by industrial battery contractor Malaysia is also fully applied on the metal chassis of the UPS to prevent rusting and create a longer lasting product. Emphasizing the differences between Standard and Industrial UPS, it is critical to consult an expert’s advice, such as Aathaworld to get a thorough understanding of your business’s power requirement.
Which type of UPS is the best suited to your industrial application?
The power grid network generates electricity at the three phase level, where the three individual sine waves are configured as three separate conductors, enabling higher power to be delivered to a single point or load. This type of power is typically available to most industrial and commercial consumers. Three-phased UPS having high compute densities, is usually the standard choice for larger scale installations, that being data centers, medical and pharmaceutical environments, and manufacturing sites. Conversely, single phase UPS have a single input and output source and typically covers requirements up to 20 kVA that at least within the awareness of industrial battery contractor in Malaysia, hence suitable for small power users. Additionally, UPS can come in 2 form factor, multiple rack-mounted units or as a standalone. The rack-mounted form are generally more suited towards companies with modest operations as it starts with a lower initial cost of investment and does not require much technical knowledge for installation or maintenance. On the other hand, standalone UPS units are designed for high availability environments and has higher flexibility of scaling power demands. With its higher levels of complexity, scheduled maintenance by professional electrical contractors is usually mandatory and subsequently demands a higher upfront investment. An important aspect when deciding your deployment options offered by industrial battery contractor Malaysia for an industrial UPS system is the redundant deployment architectures, which increases availability and reliability of your power protection even when one or more UPS fail. The implementation of parallel UPS architectures significantly improves scalability as well as redundancy of the UPS deployment. Should a single parallel connected UPS malfunction, the rest of them could systematically compensate its lost, and the single damaged UPS can be isolated for maintenance purposes. In addition, para