Now that we have a better idea of our UPS battery options from our previous article, we can take a look at these options individually in more depth. We will start with the most popular option currently, the VRLA UPS battery. VRLA, or Valve Regulated Lead Acid UPS batteries, are also sometimes called “maintenance free” […]
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You are feeling good about your negotiations with your new service provider. The discussions about your equipment have been excellent, and your rep really seems to understand your needs. You have a service contract in hand and are ready to sign. WHOA! Before you put pen to paper sealing the deal, it is very important […]
By now we have examined flywheel UPS machines from several different angles: their history, how they work, and how to properly maintain them. We also need to examine the most obvious question: What considerations go into making sure a flywheel UPS actually makes sense for your business? Today we will examine some things to consider […]
In our previous articles, we discussed an overview of Flywheel UPS systems and the types of flywheel technology on the market today. Now that we know a little more about Flywheel UPS in general, we can talk about how to best maintain them for optimum performance. We always recommend reviewing any published OEM requirement for […]
Recently, we discussed the history and basic workings of the Flywheel UPS system, but did you know that there are also several different types and configurations of these systems? This article goes into more detail regarding the three main styles of Flywheel UPS.
In the world of emergency power, your equipment is only as good as its ability to stay on when the lights go out. Most backup power comes in the form of generators or batteries and within these categories, the choices can be overwhelming in terms of size, load capacity, generator or UPS life, repair costs, […]
When you think of power outages in this country, you generally think of weather related incidents and natural disasters – things like floods, fire, ice storms, heat waves and tornadoes. It’s true, many power outages can be attributed to these events. However, believe it or not, many of the power outages that occur in the […]
Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider in today’s backup power infrastructure, as it’s one of the leading causes of excessive energy cost. The national average for commercial businesses energy costs is $2.29 per square foot, per year and for some facilities may be much higher. This figure is based on estimates from the U.S. […]
At QPS, we take a comprehensive look when reviewing your backup power needs. For most of our customers we go beyond just ensuring you have properly maintained equipment. Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider in today’s backup power infrastructure and one of the leading causes of excessive energy cost. Many times we find that a […]
As businesses face increasing expenditures for state-of-the-art infrastructure to remain competitive, controlling facility management spend becomes ever more important. Strategic planning is necessary to align capital spending with budgets and prevent misallocation of resources. While budgets are typically controlled by individual departments within the organization, there are steps each manager can take to contain costs. […]