The best way to keep your equipment running at peak performance and to avoid downtime is to monitor the health of your UPS system with a proactive maintenance approach. Scheduling regular checkups for your UPS system helps prevent the possibility of component failures. Ino-Tek Electric offers skilled technicians to examine the complete UPS system including:
Any wear or potential failure will be identified and resolved before a problem occurs.
UPS Batteries have a life expectancy of 3-5 years. Battery failures are usually accompanied with bulges and leaks which can set off fire alarms and release Hydrogen gas into the air. These failures can leave your normally protected power loads vulnerable for several hours or days until new batteries arrive.
Preventive service on a UPS will require few to no costly emergency service calls, in some cases reducing the overall service expense by 50 percent or more. Preventive maintenance can extend the operational life of UPS components anywhere from 25 to 50 percent over the manufacturer’s lifespan, which in turn cuts down on your number of UPS replacements.
Regular equipment testing should be part of a facility’s UPS maintenance schedule.
• Conduct thermal scans on electrical connections to ensure all are tight and not generating heat, which is the first and sometimes only indication of a problem. A non-evasive diagnostic tool helps technicians identify hot spots invisible to the human eye. Technicians should retorque if thermal scan provides evidence of a loose connection.
• Provide a complete operational test of the system, including a monitored battery-rundown test to determine if any battery strings or cells are near the end of their useful lives.
• Visually inspect equipment for loose connections, burned insulation or any other signs of wear.
• Visually check for liquid contamination from batteries and capacitors.
• Clean and vacuum UPS equipment enclosures.
• Check HVAC equipment and performance related to temperature and humidity.
• Test UPS transfer switches, circuit breakers and maintenance bypasses.