When it comes to maintaining a reliable power supply, UPS batteries truly reign supreme in their importance. Just think about it – Uptime Institute’s recent 2022 Outage Analysis report revealed a staggering 80% of data center managers and operators have had to grapple with an outage in the past three years. With power-related hiccups accounting for 43% of the outages that induce downtime and financial losses, it’s clear that these incidents carry significant consequences. But here’s the kicker – the top reason why power incidents occur happens to be UPS failures. So, don’t underestimate the power of a robust UPS Battery Life Cycle Management plan.
Let’s start with Battery Maintenance. UPS batteries are the ‘heart’ of your power system, so it’s essential to maintain them well in order to extend their lifespan and performance. This includes regularly checking for signs of deterioration such as corrosion or leakage, as well as cleaning and replacing damaged cells.
Additionally, it’s important to test the UPS battery once a year using advanced technology like load banks or UPS load testers to ensure the UPS battery is working properly and can handle surges in demand.
The next pillar of UPS Battery Life Cycle Management is Monitoring. UPS systems need to be monitored constantly, as fluctuations in power and temperature can affect the performance of UPS batteries. UPS batteries should be tested regularly using a UPS monitoring system that tracks voltage, current, and temperature levels. This will help you detect any issues quickly and take corrective action before it causes any disruption.
At Donwil, we recommend using a robust platform like Critical Labs. It is a monitoring and analytics platform that monitors everything from critical facilities to data centers in one cloud-based web app.
Finally, UPS Battery Life Cycle Management includes an overall strategy for keeping your UPS batteries running optimally. This includes analyzing the entire UPS system and developing a plan of action to ensure all components are working together as intended. Additionally, this strategy should include periodic testing to ensure the UPS system is meeting its expected performance goals.
By implementing these three Pillars of UPS Battery Life Cycle Management – Maintenance, Monitoring, and a Comprehensive Strategy – you can confidently trust that your UPS system will be performing at peak levels for years to come.
With an appropriate monitoring schedule and a comprehensive strategy for both preventive and corrective actions, your UPS battery will be able to work without any problems. Your data centers, mission-critical applications, and other systems dependent on UPS batteries will thank you!.
So don’t wait until it’s too late – take proactive measures now to make sure your equipment is running at its best.
If you’re interested in learning more about UPS Battery Life Cycle Management, let’s talk. Contact us today to get started creating a plan tailored to the unique needs of your business.