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Understanding The Differences Between Standard and Industrial UPS

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In the manufacturing industry, irregular power supply poses a major risk. A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply service) secures the overall industrial cycle by providing a consistent flow of electricity and helps avoid data loss, disruptions as well as any fatalities. Without a UPS system installed, you will experience interrupted power. This leads to a significant loss of effort and time, until the technicians finally restart the machinery.

UPS systems with capacities in the range of 5-150 kVA have been around for almost four decades now. But as a larger number of industries and businesses become more reliant on the continuous flow of reliable and clean power, the demand for more advanced and robust systems continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Different Types of UPS Systems

The electricity/power needs of corporate offices is very different from that of manufacturing units. Similarly, since these units also vary greatly in size and scale, the throughput required for each plant also varies. This makes it crucial to have systems that are able to provide reliable power factor correction, in these settings. Here we take a look at some of the major differences between Standard and Industrial UPS:

Environmental Conditions

The setting in which the UPS functions always needs to be taken into consideration. For example, heavy manufacturing units, petroleum pipelines and the Oil & Gas sectors need heavy-duty, robust UPS systems that can safeguard all the equipment by dealing with even the smallest load fluctuations. These applications need industrial UPS that are built to function optimally in these harsh environments. In comparison, standard UPS are made for small scale applications like offices etc.

System Design

Industrial UPS’ have a very complex structural design, are resilient and durable. They are specially engineered to handle sudden setbacks within the system. Most often, these devices are customised to meet the client’s requirement. In comparison, standard systems are far simpler and are built to function in more controlled settings.

UPS Lifespan

Standard UPS’ are less stable which also makes them less likely to function for very long periods of time. They also have a contract-based support service which, to a certain degree impacts their lifespan. In contrast, an industrial UPS will typically have a lifespan of anything ranging from 20 to 30 years. They also come with extensive customer service contracts.

The Cost Aspect

Today, there is competition in every sphere and it can be quite challenging to meet client requirements. This is why, rather than focusing on cost- cutting, most UPS manufacturers focus on aspects such as cost-efficiency. Installing standard UPS systems may prove to be viable solution for data centres. However, settings that have higher electricity requirements function far more efficiently when they have sustainable and powerful UPS battery backup.

Servicing and Support

Standard UPS systems don’t need extensive servicing each year. On the other hand, industrial systems come with comprehensive programs that include thorough maintenance and support services. This is primarily done to maintain function and extend the manufacturing equipment’s lifespan. In doing so, the UPS’ lifespan is also increased.

At first glance, it may seem like standard and industrial UPS systems have a number of things in common. But when you take a closer look, you can see there are a significant number of differences between the two.

If you want to know anything more about any of our products and services, don’t hesitate to contact us at KaRaTec Power Supply Pty. You can give us a call at 612 9808 1127. You can also fill in this contact us form and we will respond within the shortest possible time to help you with the guidance and information you need.

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Karatec Power Supply Pty
612 9808 1127

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