Planning your standby power system

Planning your standby power systemTo ensure your business is protected against power failure you need to ensure you have a robust standby power system in place. To help you plan your system, we’ve compiled the following steps:

Stage 1: To ensure your UPS system gives you adequate protection, we’d recommend performing an initial risk assessment to determine how badly your business would be affected against power failure.

Stage 2: Next you need to classify your equipment depending on the level of power protection it requires. For example:

‘Critical systems’ cannot fail and need maximum protection
‘Sensitive systems’ need time to enable them to be shut down properly
‘Essential systems’ need to continue running during a power failure, but can handle a short break in power
‘Other systems’ that are unaffected if the power were to fail

Stage 3: Once your equipment is categorised, you now need to understand how you can protect it against a power failure:
‘Critical systems’ require a UPS and generator
‘Sensitive systems’ require just a UPS
‘Essential systems’ require just a generator
‘Other systems’ may not require any form of standby power

Need some help?

If you want to talk about your standby power requirements, why not contact us? We can help you to plan your standby power system.