The fact is that in the increasingly frequent cases of power outages, the entire security of business continuity rests on the "string" of batteries connected in series, which represent the only source of electricity for the UPS. The latter clearly indicates why security services in companies pay a lot of attention to the latter area, since, in addition to cyber attacks, the area of uninterrupted and uninterrupted supply of electricity is one of the most vital for ensuring business security.
More and more services rely on the prerequisite of continuous operation. These include healthcare, IT infrastructure, military and other critical infrastructure, water supply systems, municipal pumping stations and more. They all have in common that in order to ensure continuous operation, they must have backup systems to ensure continuous access to electricity. In addition to diesel generators, UPS systems ensure that production or work processes and services are not interrupted in the event of a power failure. But they all also have in common the fact that they must ensure the faultless operation of the UPS system, in most cases the only backup system in the event of a possible outage. A manual, periodic inspection of the system is time-consuming, expensive, subject to human error and risky, as an undetected error may occur just after the periodic inspection.
Early detection of errors and anomalies in individual batteries in a battery string is key to safe business and continuous operation of any service. For this purpose, the BTMS (Battery Monitoring System) solution was developed, which provides insight into the state of an individual battery, an individual set of batteries and, consequently, the entire battery system. In addition to raising the level of business security, real-time insight and information helps to reduce the cost of manual control of each individual battery and the risk of human error.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link!
Tracking and introducing the latest cloud and IoT technologies enables companies to achieve an even higher level of business security and, at the same time, to optimize both the work process and personnel. In the case of a company or institution that has battery systems at different, remote locations, we enable the simple implementation of a control solution for all locations in one place. So local, centralized or a combination of both.
Cloud digital services thus enable the inclusion of additional services and functionality such as:
Performing measurements is a prerequisite for monitoring the flawless operation of any system. In the case of critical infrastructure, the implementation of measurements and diagnostics is vital, as it is the key to ensuring business continuity. Unfortunately, most errors are discovered precisely in exceptional circumstances. Real-time and remote measurement and control is therefore crucial. The fact is that the most common cause of battery failure in a UPS system is incorrect temperature or temperature differences that occur when the battery temperature is outside the ideal range of 22-25°C.
Established systems control procedures are crucial to ensuring business security. Visual visualization of the data gives experts an insight into the current state, detection of anomalies and, last but not least, an insight into the state of the individual battery, which through historical data can predict or predict the necessary interventions in the system. In order to avoid human error and optimize the control process, automated notifications have added value, as they further increase the level of fidelity.