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Flywheel UPS Technology

Flywheel UPS TechnologyFlywheel UPS technology offers an alternative to traditional UPS battery back-up. As an environmentally friendly, space-saving, and lower total cost of ownership option, flywheel technology is ideal for applications where the runtime requirements are short. This includes data centers, healthcare facilities, broadcast stations and other mission-critical operations that require up to 30 to 120 seconds of backup power.

In healthcare applications, NFPA 99 regulations for Emergency Power Systems for medical facilities stipulate that generator sets must be able to assume the load within 10 seconds. Flywheel technology provides reliable energy storage instantaneously to assure a smooth transition to the stand-by Genset with no batteries required.

For industrial applications where voltage dips, sags and glitches can shut down sensitive process control equipment, leading to lost productivity and wasted materials, flywheel technology is a good option. Roughly 98% of all voltage sags and outages are less than 10 seconds in duration, all of which can be solved by the energy stored in the Flywheel. Because systems with flywheel technology is not sensitive to temperature and humidity, they can operate in a variety of harsh environments.

In addition to being battery-free, UPS systems that have flywheel technology require less cooling and less frequent service. When you also consider easy installation, the compact footprint, and low total cost of ownership, it might a UPS back-option worth considering for your facility.

Manufacturers such as Schneider Electric, Eaton and ABB/GE produce models with flywheel technology. Active Power produces an entire UPS line with flywheel technology.

For more information about Flywheel UPS technology for your facility,
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