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7 Factors why UPS site survey is important for your Business

Did you know that a  UPS site survey is an important fundamental before buying a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)?

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Site surveys are necessary because it helps the customer get the correct UPS systems that meet the specific requirement and budget. A typical UPS survey will last around 1-2 hours depending upon the size of the installation, load requirements with full recommendations, and product quotations.

When a buyer invests in a UPS system, it forms a part of their day-to-day critical power infrastructure and so it is very important to make sure that the product they are buying is the right solution which is installed accurately to make sure it lasts for a maximum amount of time.

During a UPS site survey, the surveyor will visit the site and check about the proper requirement whether a new UPS needs to be installed or an existing UPS needs to be checked. A site survey will also prepare the service provider with all the information needed to specify the perfect solution options to meet your requirement.

4 Benefits of Site Survey

  • Save money and increases productivity
  • Identify Problems beforehand
  • Minimizing future possible losses
  • Improved security

Importance of UPS site survey:

1. Identify the requirements

In the first visit, the surveyor will check the site properly and identify the power requirements of the UPS according to the factors that are load, voltage, frequency, battery runtime, etc. Along with this, the location and the environment will also be taken into consideration. The surveyor will check the floor where the UPS will be installed, room temperature, dimensions, and most important if the room has any risk of leakages.

2.  Delivery route and Logistics requirement

 The delivery restrictions and the route will also be needed to be checked. The surveyor will check if there are any delivery restrictions such as height, weight, security, and vehicle access; whether lifts are available, and what loading equipment will be needed. Once this is identified, the surveyor will create a report and will plan things accordingly.

3. Forecast Load, size requirements

The important thing that you should know before buying a UPS is to know the basic terms and some essential factors of the systems. UPS systems are often sized as KW or kVA which simply means kilowatts and kilovolt amperes. For eg: 1 kVA UPS can handle 1,000-volt-amperes. Going over your UPS capacity may cause the UPS to short circuit and fail.

4. RAMS requirements

RAMS stands for Risk Assessments and Method Statements. These are the documents that the company creates after the completion of risk assessments. It contains a step-to-step guide to working around the UPS that anyone can easily follow. The surveyor makes sure that if there are any unwanted or old UPS, then they will safely dispose of the UPS.

5. UPS testing phases

UPS testing is important as it helps to identify and help mitigate problems before they start

  • A factory testing is performed before a UPS is system leaves the Factory.
  • After the UPS has been installed, a Technician/ Engineer should perform start-up testing to approve that the system has been installed properly.
  • An Onsite UPS testing helps to identify if any more updates or maintenance is required once the systems start operating.
  • Commissioning testing should be completed before integrating UPS systems with the rest of the equipment as it will let you know how your system will perform under sudden load in various power-cut-offs situations.

6. UPS maintenance contracts

UPS maintenance contracts offer the most comprehensive and cost-effective service plans ensuring that your power protection systems are protected and expertly maintained regularly. UPS maintenance service provides regular maintenance visits according to your business requirements. A UPS maintenance service provides routine inspection, battery maintenance 24/7. It also supports contracts for each installation, so you only pay for the service level you need.

7. UPS Commissioning

The commissioning of a UPS or any other critical power supply covers the start-up of the equipment, verifications of its functioning according to design specifications, and ensuring that it is compatible with the working environment. We at MSP perform commissioning services with quality process standards by ensuring that your UPS systems will be delivered in an operational condition.

Conclusion:

For locations where a UPS is already installed, our site survey will provide the essential advice on optimizing your systems. They will help in determining whether any components like Batteries need to be replaced or repaired.

For site survey of ups system ,will cover areas such as load size, physical location, and environment, logistics, installation, etc.

Surveys should be carried out for both new projects and installations where an existing UPS is being replaced. The surveyor should inspect the electrical distribution within the site, tracing from the source of power to the load to check for any flaws. Once the UPS site survey is completed, the service provider should be able to produce a report on the power and another status of your business. Full recommendations and quotations will be provided after the survey has been completed.

We at MSP having more than 26 years of experience in the Power sector along with being the No 1 Premium partner of Schneider Electric for the past 25 years offer a FREE site survey where one of our highly qualified experts will visit your office/site during standard working hours to access and identify your needs and provide you with the best and top-class service for your critical power requirements.

To book our UPS site survey for your new or old installation, all you have to do is follow any one instruction from the below points

Follow any one of the above steps and our team will get in touch with you