Swiss-based UPS manufacturer Centiel reports having achieved 99.9999999% uptime with its 4th generation modular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system CumulusPower.
The three-phase, online double conversion, and fully decentralized ‘hot-swappable’ UPS is available from 10kW to 3.6MW.
CumulusPower utilises fully independent and self-isolating intelligent UPS modules - each with individual rectifiers, inverters, static bypass, CPU and communications logic and display.
Power availability superiority is achieved through technology that eliminates any single point of failure.
This approach, labelled Distributed Active-Redundant Architecture (DARA), prevents human error and reduces the time to maintain and repair the units.
Its active-redundant technology allows technicians and service professionals to perform maintenance and service in a safe and protective environment for the connected online load.
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DARA modular technology is also characterised by its self-healing mechanism that without human intervention, in the unlikely event of a module failure, the system will reconfigure itself as well as being able to support 124% continuous overload, while the module can be quickly and safely ‘hot-swapped’ without transferring the load to bypass and raw mains.
Gerardo Lecuona, co-founder, of Centiel says: “Our 4th generation of modular technology CumulusPower clearly offers innovative technology that not only supports superior power availability, but which also provides benefits such as energy efficiency and simple serviceability.
“We believe that not only does it offer the lowest cost of ownership but that it addresses all the major concerns that customers have”.