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Why are PM’s important?

While there are many factors affecting the life of your UPS, there’s also a very simple way you can ensure optimal UPS performance: regular preventive maintenance (PM). A UPS is an incredibly complex system, which has several components vulnerable to wear and tear. A PM visit provides the opportunity to detect and repair problems before they become costly issues. Critical environments, such as data centers, rely on the resilient power that the UPS helps provide. So it makes sense in terms of profitability and efficiency to ensure that your system runs at peak performance.  Here are 3 reasons to consider adding PM visits to your calendar:

Identify component issues. A UPS system has several components vulnerable to deterioration, and eventual failure. The component most likely to result in UPS failure are the batteries. Regular inspection can almost always predict a failing battery or string of batteries, and an assessment can be given on when batteries should be replaced.

In addition, there are other internal UPS components that a trained technician performing a PM visit would check. This includes: Capacitors, fans, power supplies, contactors, relays, air filters and internal connections.

Reduced Cost and Improved Efficiency. Regular preventive maintenance visits keep a UPS running at optimal performance. Regular check-ups allow for failing components to be identified, and replaced. Well-maintained UPS’s require less power to run, and therefore save money.

Minimize Downtime. While downtime cannot be eliminated completely, keeping a close eye on your UPS can reduce the risk of critical system failure. In the result of an emergency, the importance of having an experienced UPS service provider on speed dial – who can not only react quickly, but who is also familiar with your equipment and facility – cannot be overstated. A relationship such as this can be crucial to minimizing disruption and maintaining regular business operation.

With more than 35 years of field experience and leadership in power protection, SEPS is well qualified to perform UPS preventive maintenance. SEPS offers a full suite of UPS services and all technicians are trained and certified to manufacturer standards, assuring a thorough job.  For more information, please contact us, or speak with one of our Power Protection experts at 630-283-2399 or dmayo@sepsinc.local.

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