Critical Power Supply Surveys

Every datacentre and comms room is dependent upon its critical power supplies and services. Known within the power protection and datacentre industries as the critical power path, the route from your main building incomer right down to the PDus to which your servers are connected is prone to mains power failures and power quality issues.

Critical Power Protection

At EcoPowerSupplies we supply critical power protection systems that can keep your datacentres and comms rooms running. Using UPS systems with emergency standby power generators we can provide sufficient time for a controlled power down or sufficient back-up power to run through a mains power cut for several hours.

All of our systems are supported by a complete critical power services package that includes: electrical installation by our ‘in-house’ electrical contractors, commissioning and UPS maintenance contracts with 24/7 4 clock hour emergency response.

If your power is critical we can have the right solution for you.

Free Critical Power Audits

We provide a free of charge UK-wide critical power audit and are usually able to get to your site within 24 hours. All our critical power supply audits are free provided the survey location is covered by our service engineer network and critical power specialist availability.

To arrange a critical power supplies audit please complete our on-line Enquiry Form or call our critical power specialists on 0800 612 7388 to arrange a convenient date and time for your survey.

We also provide a number of critical power services including full UPS installations, upgrades, battery testing, UPS maintenance contracts and environmentally friendly disposal.

Critical Power Systems Audits

All our site surveys are carry out by specially trained critical power specialists with years of experience covering generator installation, operation and maintenance. Most critical power surveys last around 1-2 hours and each installation is unique. It may be useful to have electrical connection and schematics to hand or a contact for our critical power project managers to talk to. During the critical power survey we aim to cover the following project areas:

  • Assess the load size and electrical profile
  • Analyse the cause of any known power quality issues
  • Review the physical location and environmental considerations
  • Assess existing LV switchgear and electrical works
  • Plan the delivery route and logistics arrangements
  • Discuss fuelling arrangements, types of fuel, storage and bunding
  • Discuss exhaust routing, canopy choice and local planning requirements
  • Discuss software and BMS monitoring requirements
  • Review Health & Safety RAMS and Environmental Management impacts
  • Discuss ongoing maintenance and technical support requirements
  • Assess a general program of works and preferred installation timeframe
  • Discuss additional works: load bank testing, temporary power supplies and thermal imaging.
  • Discuss any existing UPS, generator and battery installation for Trade-in and recycling

For more information on our critical power supply site surveys please contact us