For the healthcare industry, ensuring a quality environment for patients is paramount. With patient care on the line, there’s no room for downtime. New technologies—from digital imaging to security-enhancing baby finders—are helping to reduce errors, improve care, and decrease costs simultaneously.
But to enable these technologies, healthcare facilities need a rock-solid power infrastructure to back up their assets. The challenge is to find a solution with flexibility and the lowest total cost of ownership. With energy costs soaring, the system has to be efficient. Availability has to be constant and the infrastructure needs to make regulatory compliance easy. Power Solutions can meet the changing power needs of your healthcare facility. We’ve partnered with the top manufacturers in the power industry so we can customize the best solution for your needs.
Data Center Infrastructure Management for the Healthcare Industry
StruxureWare, by Schneider Electric, is an infrastructure management software that collects, organizes, and distributes critical alerts, surveillance video and key information, providing a unified view of complex physical infrastructure environments from anywhere on the network. If regulations require no cloud access to your system, this is the ideal management software.
EcoStruxure IT is a cloud-based Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software platform that offers insight into the status of your data center, network closets, operating room IT and branch office IT infrastructure. EcoStruxure IT enables advanced features and benefits that aren’t available with on-premise DCIM. Because it’s cloud-based, you have the flexibility to monitor your IT infrastructure from anywhere. With its different subscription options, EcoStruxure IT takes a more service-oriented approach to DCIM, delivering actionable information in a way that’s convenient for users, making it more Datacenter Management as a Service (DMaaS) than a traditional on-premise DCIM.
Schneider Electric’s Fleet Management Operations is an all-inclusive package that provides proactive monitoring, remote troubleshooting, and repair or replacement of your fleet of small IT equipment in the event of failure, regardless of UPS age or location.
Solutions for Network Closets and Remote Offices
Micro Data Center, from APC by Schneider Electric, is a fast deployable, secure enclosure that includes a Smart-UPS Online UPS, rack power distribution, NetBotz for environmental and security monitoring, cooling and cable management all in a lockable enclosure. Available in 3kVA, 5kVA, and 8kVA configurations, SmartBunker is an all-in-one solution that can turn just about any space into an IT closet.
Smart-UPS Online offering high density, double-conversion on-line power protection with scalable runtime. Available from 1000V – 20kVA, the Smart-UPS Online provides best in class power protection for a wide range of healthcare applications.
Eaton 9PX Double Conversion Online Rack/Tower UPS delivers premium back-up power and scalable battery run times and is an ideal solution for both rack and stand-alone installations. It offers best-in-class efficiency (93% or better), 28% more power (in watts). Select 9PX models include, and all others are compatible with, the Eaton Gigabit Network card, the first UPS network card in the industry to comply with both UL 2900-2-2 and IEC cybersecurity standards.
Back-Up Power for Operating Rooms and Imaging Equipment
Eaton Ferrups delivers proven, ferroresonant battery backup power and scalable runtimes for critical applications. Highly configurable with a wide range of voltages, frequencies, runtimes, power cords and receptacles, the Eaton FERRUPS continually regulates voltage and eliminates harmful harmonic currents.
ABB GE Critical Power LP-11 is a true VFI (Voltage and Frequency Independent) on line, double conversion transformer-based UPS incorporating the most advanced power electronics technology and engineered to provide the highest level of protection for all critical loads from all utility variances and failure.
Voltage Regulation for Power Critical Healthcare Infrastructure
UST provides industrial-grade voltage regulation and conditioning, custom-configured to meet the exacting demands of the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
The UST SureVolt MD automatic voltage regulator is custom-configured to protect hospitals, pharmaceutical production facilities and other power-critical healthcare infrastructure. SureVolt MD corrects both transient and longer-term power problems to deliver voltage within 2% of nominal regardless of the state of the local grid. With a fail safe bypass and cool, quiet operation, the SureVolt MD provides overload protection, ideal for managing high in-rush applications common with medical scanning equipment.
The UST SagFighter MD active voltage conditioner protects sensitive medical equipment and pharmaceutical and other precision production processes from voltage sags. Voltage sags caused by transmission line failures and weather-related disturbances are common everywhere in the world. SagFighter MD stands guard, ready to correct incoming voltage within 2 milliseconds, reducing to near zero the risk of sag-related equipment failures or production interruptions.
UPS for DAS in Healthcare Facilities
UPS for Small Cell and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) – Big, dense buildings with high numbers of cell phone and Wi-Fi user need Small Cell or DAS Systems to ensure availability and signal quality. But no matter the system specifications, every DAS needs uninterruptible power to perform to customer standards. As a proven leader in telecommunications power systems, GE provides full turn-key solutions for your DAS applications, ensuring that you have a solid power foundation for reliable network service.
Cooling for the Healthcare Industry
Real life AI, such as in hospitals to perform robotic surgery, Big Data, used to store and send digitized imaging and medical records, and the proliferation of IOT devices, such as staff tablets and hand-held scanners, are rapidly increasing demand for computing power. Healthcare data centers are responding by increasing rack density to reduce or maintain their footprint. Both small network closets and branch offices as well as large data centers are following this trend and today’s efficient and effective cooling methods are making it viable.
As rack density increases, so does the temperature within the racks. To protect critical IT equipment, proper cooling is essential. The APC by Schneider Electric Uniflair Chilled Water InRow and the Uniflair Direct Expansion InRow cooling systems use intelligent controls to meet the load and improve predictability and efficiency.
A Hot-aisle/cold-aisle cooling design remains the most efficient and budget-friendly way to keep legacy data centers, network closets and branch offices, air-cooled. APC by Schneider Electric Uniflair InRow Cooling is ideal for hot/cold aisle setups.
Battery monitoring systems offer constant status and alarm updates for all the batteries in your power infrastructure. Visible from anywhere in your network, they are an easy way to keep track of the health of your batteries, and their ability to provide emergency back-up power, right from your desktop.
Power Solutions offers battery monitoring from the top three manufacturers – Alber, BTech, and Cellwatch. We can provide turnkey battery monitoring solutions – configuration to installation, start-up and training for any UPS system anywhere in the United States.