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Why UPS Service is a Critical Line Item in Your Operational Budget

This issue highlights: UPS Service as a Budget Item Why UPS Service is a Critical Line Item in Your Operational Budget Today’s IT Departments are under tremendous pressure to reduce expenses. As an area of the business that is expected to be invisible, yet deliver 100% uptime and network availability, your margin for error is … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Power Solutions

Happy Holidays from Power Solutions

This issue highlights: Christmas Island December and January can be cold, windy, snowy and icy here in the United States. It makes us dream of places that are warm and sunny. And since it’s the holidays, Christmas Island comes to mind. Christmas Island, located in the Indian Ocean, is 236 miles south of Java and … Continue reading

APC and Eaton Price Changes & Custom Power Packages

APC and Eaton Price Changes & Custom Power Packages

This issue highlights: APC and Eaton Price Increase and Custom Power Packages Custom Power Packages Creating a complete bundled solution tailored to your needs Back-up power requirements often demand more than an off-the-shelf solution. At Power Solutions, we take a vendor-neutral approach to configure the best solution possible for our customers. By bundling standard products … Continue reading

Maximize Uptime & Important APC Announcement

Maximize Uptime & Important APC Announcement

This issue highlights: Battery Monitoring and Safety and APC Symmetra LX news Maximize Uptime with Battery Monitoring and Safety Battery Neglect is the leading cause of back-up power failures Battery failure can be devastating and typically occurs when reliable back-up power is needed most. While VRLA and flooded batteries are known for their reliability, they … Continue reading

“Power Saves Lives” FL Governor Rick Scott on Hurricane Matthew power outage

“Power Saves Lives” FL Governor Rick Scott on Hurricane Matthew power outage

In a press conference on Tuesday morning, October 7th, Florida Governor Rick Scott emphatically stated, “Power saves lives”, in an update on the Hurricane Matthew power outage as the storm scraped the east coast of Florida leaving hundreds of thousands of residents, facilities, and businesses without power. Governor Scott made the statement while discussing the … Continue reading

Delta Airlines Service Interruption Caused by Failed Back-up Power

Delta Airlines Service Interruption Caused by Failed Back-up Power

This issue highlights: The Global Delta System failure – what happened? and the Eaton 93PM UPS – Double Conversion Delta Airlines System Outage – What Happened? (follow-up to August 8 Newsletter) On Monday August 8th, the Delta Airlines data center in Atlanta experienced a back-up power system failure that cost Delta an estimated $150 Million … Continue reading

Delta Airlines System Shut Down – How to avoid a catastrophic failure

The Delta Airlines system failure on Aug 8, 2016, forced the cancellation of more than 300 flights, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, and costing Delta Airlines an estimated $150 million. While Delta has been somewhat vague in explaining the exact cause of the system failure, for power professionals, facilities managers, … Continue reading

Was Delta’s Computer System Failure Preventable?

  Delta Airlines’ Global System OutageLessons learned from today’s power outage can benefit your organization At 2:30am on Monday, August 8th, the Delta service hub in Atlanta experienced a computer room power outage. The loss of power interrupted computer systems operation across the globe including flight operations, flight status systems, and the Delta website. It … Continue reading

Does your Facility Meet OSHA Arc Flash Safety Requirements?

Does your Facility Meet OSHA Arc Flash Safety Requirements?

This month’s issue highlights the importance of Arc Flash Assessments, EnerSys Vaultflex Enclosures, and Square D by Schneider Electric Services Arc Flash Safety and OSHA Compliance The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates arc flash hazards and arc flash safety compliance. It is recommended that Arc Flash Analysis and Electric Systems Studies be completed … Continue reading

Product End-of-Life Announcements and Tips for Prolonging the Life of your UPS

Product End-of-Life Announcements and Tips for Prolonging the Life of your UPS

This month’s issue highlights the importance of End-of-Life Announcements, C&D Flooded Batteries and Modular Power Revitalization Service Symmetra LX Schneider Electric End-of-Life Announcement: APC Silcon DP (Dec 2017), APC Silcon SL ( Dec 2018) and MGE Comet (Dec 2018) If you have a UPS that is approaching the end of it’s service life, it’s likely … Continue reading