Uninterrupted Power Supply Management with IoTMATION BMS
Uninterrupted Power Supplies or UPSes play an important role in providing uninterrupted power to any critical appliance, thereby ensuring a minimum operational level in the building in case of a power outage. Usually UPSes are used to back-up servers and other important systems, providing emergency lighting, backing-up any medical devices, access control systems and CCTV Cameras etc. The UPSes make sure all critical components of a building are operational even during a power outage.
To ensure proper functioning, the operator needs to monitor the UPS on an ongoing manner. UPSes must be monitored for battery charge condition, faults, overheating of battery, overload condition etc. A timely intervention in case of any issue help running the back-up services uninterrupted. Such continuous manual monitoring is practically impossible and hence faults may go undetected for long duration, thereby interrupting important services. Hence it becomes important for a BMS to have the ability to integrate the UPSes and provide timely notification for any issue to the operator so that an intervention can be made early.
A Building Management System powered by IoTMATION has the ability to integrate third party UPS. Usually all information relating to on-line or back-up mode, battery charge condition (availability in terms of percentage of total power), faults, bypass mode, battery temperature are some of the important parameters supplied by the UPS. The IoTMATION BMS dashboard will provide all the control and monitoring as available for the particular UPS model. IoTMATION can connect to a UPS system over several interfacing mechanism like dry contact, net SNMP card, RS485 etc. After interfacing, the IoTMATION BMS will periodically monitor the UPS or act asynchronously on any trap sent to it by the UPS. The IoTMATION BMS dashboard will provide all the control and monitoring as available for the particular UPS model.
Alerts provided by the UPS like faults, bypass mode, battery overheating etc.