The Importance of Battery Backup for Industrial Purposes

25 March, 2020
Kavita Manral
Schneider Electric

Electricity is an integral part of our daily life without which we cannot function smoothly and efficiently. From homes to factories to commercial buildings and hospitals, electricity plays a significant role in enabling us to conduct the most elementary functions to performing most critical life-saving actions.

A life without electricity would seem complicated as nearly every device or appliance we use depends on electricity. Since there is an increased dependency, a significant number of industries are impacted by losses that arise from unforeseen power irregularities. Many resources are also lost due to frequent power failures. Power outages are extremely prevalent across the globe, but the most affected countries are often the developing ones.

These countries are home to a variety of manufacturing industries. The industries start declining due to lack of proper infrastructure and power management. Despite industries being prevalent in a developing country, companies are still hesitant to enter these markets due to scarce infrastructure and lack of power management. Although, there are several types of power back ups available, they regularly fail to perform on a timely basis and sometimes fail to carry the load. As we technologically advance, the power distribution networks witness developments, and innovative battery backup solutions like uninterruptible power supply (UPS) storming the market.

An industrial UPS battery backup can be best explained as an electrical appliance that provides emergency power to a load when the primary power source, most commonly the utility mains, fluctuates or defaults. A UPS is utilised to protect computers, data centres, and telecommunication equipment from an abrupt power disruption, which has the capability to cause human injury, accidents, financial and data losses. This becomes crucial for industries getting hold of all the possible infrastructural support driven by technology and automation. A UPS battery backup not only manages IT infrastructure and computer systems, but also regulates other functions such as manufacturing and sales retail.

A recent development in the domain of UPS battery is the Smart-UPS. A Smart-UPS, as its name suggests, can perform distinct functions that a regular UPS cannot based on smart technology. A smart UPS can alter the voltage levels and secure a consistent flow in case of a voltage fluctuation, which is commonly referred to as Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR). They also incorporate alarms that go off whenever the batteries are close to running out of energy. Like nearly all smart devices, Smart-UPS is also linked to a network or cloud through which they can be monitored and commanded. #SchneiderElectric is a big brand in the domain of power safety and protection – ensuring your #LifeIsOn.

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