At a time when world relies heavily on precise and instant data, it is extremely necessary to have power backup systems in place that are capable of providing the necessary power to keep the systems running. In any data centre, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems lie at the heart of the facility. Similar to AC transformers, a small section of the UPS output gets wasted due to intrinsic loss in systems components. Loading also plays a great role in determining the UPS efficiency. Combined inefficiencies in these fields often result in considerable wastage of energy. Contrariwise, as these systems run incessantly, even small efficiency improvements can bring substantial savings.
Therefore, it is much needed to implement design strategies that address both system configuration and UPS power supply technology section. The objective should be on achieving system topologies that support the highest module load factor possible while satiating reliability requirements. When it comes to decide on specific UPS technology or configuration to postulate, the focus should be on life-cycle cost rather than primary cost. A more effective UPS system will cost considerably less to function and cool and may exhibit a lower expense over its operating period. Although systems using double conversion technology are most widespread, their maximum proficiencies average in the low 90 percent range. A delta-conversion module operates as high as 97 percent efficiency.
Today,businesses are pointing their IT, facility management and design teams to ensure lower energy consumption within the data centre while still yieldingsupreme performance and reliability. This approach can serve as a complete framework for developing and applying energy efficient practices throughout a company’s mission critical portfolio to lessen the environmental influence of its operations, buildsubstantial energy savings and prepare for evolving efficiency benchmarks and future regulatory standards.