How To Select A Standby Power Generator

Standby Power Generators

Generators provide mechanically generated electrical power by converting a fuel source including diesel, liquid petroleum gas or bio-fuels in electrical energy. The generators we most commonly use within a UPS installation are used on what is known as a standby power mode. The alternative to this is prime power mode where the generator is run […]

How To Size UPS Systems In kVA and kW

Server Switch Mode Power Supplies

Within a server room or datacentre environment an uninterruptible power supply should be sized to meet day-one loads and provide additional capacity for future expansion. A UPS system is just one element of the critical power path which can also include building incomers, transformers, LV switchboards, switchgear, distribution panels and power distribution units. It is […]

Comparing Monoblock and Modular UPS Systems

Eaton 93PM Modular UPS

Most uninterruptible power supplies above 10kVA have the facility for parallel operation. This means that two or more UPS systems can be connected in parallel to provide N+X resilience or increased total capacity. Monoblock UPS systems are fixed capacity systems. The only way to add additional power to a UPS installation is to add another […]

UPS System Maintenance Checklists

UPS Battery Installation Testing

With winter upon us it is surprising how many uninterruptible power supplies are in use and not regularly maintained. Not surprising a lot of these UPS systems tend to be the smaller single phase and three phase UPS systems that can be scattered across a large site or hidden away in server racks and computer […]

How to Manage Sudden Server Room Temperature Rises

Server Room Thermal Imaging

With weather patterns in the UK forecast to become more erratic we are seeing a greater focus being placed on how to design a server room to ensure it is adequately cooled. This summer saw a large rise in demand for emergency air conditioning and cooling units as some server rooms struggled to maintain a […]

How Edge Computing Will Drive Power Innovations

Micro Datacentres For Edge Computing

Whilst many everyday people are still trying to come to terms with and understand what ‘Cloud’ computing means along comes ‘Edge’ computing. The two are in fact inherently related. Few realise that Amazon through its AWS (Amazon Web Services) is one of the largest cloud-based datacentre service providers. Microsoft and Google are others. What these […]

How to Calculate Server Room Air Conditioner Sizes

Calculating Air Conditioner Sizes

With the UK experiencing one of the hottest summers since 1976 many server room air conditioners and datacentre cooling systems are facing extreme workloads. The issue is not the ambient temperature itself but the length of time that the higher than average temperatures have been around. For future upgrades and new system installations it may […]

Future Proofing Server Rooms For The Internet of Things

Server Room Floor Grid

At Server Room Environments we see a growing importance for on-site server rooms, even with more businesses turning to Cloud based services. What’s driving the demand for on-site IT facilities is the need to prepare for the Internet of Things, Edge Computing and the level of critical infrastructure that organisations will need soon. It’s important […]

Removing, Relocating or Recycling Server Room Systems

Server Room Hardware Relocations

When considering a major server room or data centre refresh, it is important to consider the effect on existing infrastructure systems including: server rack cabinets, uninterruptible power supplies and air conditioning units. These are complex systems whose removal requires consideration of many factors including downtime, risk assessment and methods, logistics, decommissioning and environmental impacts. Planned […]

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