Welcome!

News Feed Item

Active Power CleanSource(R) 750HD UPS Significantly Improves Electrical Infrastructure Reliability

Integrated Flywheel UPS Provides Greater Reliability Versus Double-Conversion UPS With Batteries

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/14 -- According to a new UPS reliability assessment conducted by MTechnology, Inc., Active Power's CleanSource 750HD UPS improves the reliability of mission critical electrical systems compared to a legacy UPS. The key finding of the report was that CleanSource 750HD reduced risk of system failure by 21 percent versus a double-conversion UPS with a single string of batteries in utility outages lasting longer than 10 seconds.

The full assessment and results of the study can be found in Active Power's new whitepaper Mitigating Risk of UPS System Failure: Reliability Assessment of CleanSource HD Integrated Flywheel UPS versus Double-Conversion UPS with Batteries.

"With a dynamic electromechanical system like CleanSource 750HD, demand failures are highly unlikely," said Steve Fairfax, president, MTechnology, Inc. "With the flywheel spinning, any changes affecting system health are detected and repairable prior to an outage occurring. Conversely, a battery based system is an electrochemical process and exhibits non-detectable failures even with monitoring and routine maintenance."

Commissioned by Active Power, the study examines the reliability of CleanSource 750HD versus a double-conversion UPS with batteries and quantifies the likelihood of failure during three distinct scenarios -- a long utility outage lasting more than 10 seconds; a short utility outage lasting less than 10 seconds; and a demand failure. For this study, a demand failure is a condition where the UPS fails when called upon to support a load during a utility outage.

The study also evaluates the reliability of CleanSource 750HD with a secondary energy source which couples a flywheel with battery energy storage (Extended Runtime option) versus a legacy UPS.

Key findings from the independent study include:

  • CleanSource 750HD reduced the risk of failure by more than 21 percent during long outages versus the modeled double-conversion UPS with batteries, 6.73 percent versus 8.58 percent, respectively.

  • For short outages, CleanSource 750HD had an 80 percent lower probability of failure versus a double-conversion UPS with batteries, 0.50 percent versus 2.05 percent, respectively.

  • The likelihood CleanSource 750HD would not support the load when called upon (demand failure) was dramatically lower compared to a double-conversion UPS with batteries, 0.000067 percent versus 2.05 percent, respectively.

  • The addition of the Extended Runtime option to CleanSource 750HD further improved reliability over legacy UPS. During long outages, CleanSource 750HD with Extended Runtime reduced the risk of failure by more than 23 percent versus a double-conversion UPS with batteries (6.60 percent versus 8.58 percent, respectively). During short outages, the system reduced the risk of failure by 85 percent (0.36 percent versus 2.46 percent, respectively). The improved reliability is due to the presence of two distinct energy sources (flywheel and batteries).

  • The most likely failure mode of a double-conversion UPS with batteries is due to undetected battery failures. Non-detectable and detectable battery failures account for more than 83 percent of all double-conversion UPS failures.

"The UPS should improve reliability in an electrical design, not introduce additional risk," said Todd Kiehn, senior director, Product Management, of Active Power. "We believe this study presents clear evidence as to how operators can enhance reliability and mitigate risk of downtime to their mission critical operation with CleanSource 750HD."

"In addition to its superior reliability, the system is the most power dense UPS in the industry at the 750 kVA range, delivering approximately twice the power in half the space(1), and provides up to 30 percent lower operating expenses over a five year period versus an equivalent legacy UPS(2)," continued Kiehn. "This makes for a compelling offering for operators who are keen on lowering their overall operating expenses and don't have a lot of space dedicated for electrical infrastructure."

To learn more about Active Power's CleanSource UPS product line and modular infrastructure solutions, visit www.activepower.com.

Tweet This
MTech Finds Active Power CleanSource 750HD UPS Significantly Improves Electrical Infrastructure Reliability. http://bit.ly/Xy1G78.

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) is a global leader in flywheel energy and power technology for mission critical applications. The company's products and solutions are unique because of its patented flywheel and power electronics technology that delivers critical power to leading innovators across multiple industries. The combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in the market. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. PowerHouse and the Active Power logo are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

(1) Footprint comparison based on published specifications of equivalent 750 kVA units with four standard battery cabinets versus CleanSource 750HD UPS.

(2) Savings based higher energy efficiencies (CleanSource 750HD UPS at 96 percent versus equivalent rated UPS at 94 percent); reduced cooling needs; lower maintenance requirements; and no battery changes.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2665374

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In a world where the internet rules all, where 94% of business buyers conduct online research, and where e-commerce sales are poised to fall between $427 billion and $443 billion by the end of this year, we think it's safe to say that your website is a vital part of your business strategy. Whether you're a B2B company, a local business, or an e-commerce site, digital presence is key to maintain in your drive towards success. Digital Performance will take priority in 2018 for the following reason...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project result...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Our strategy is to focus on the hyperscale providers - AWS, Azure, and Google. Over the last year we saw that a lot of developers need to learn how to do their job in the cloud and we see this DevOps movement that we are catering to with our content," stated Alessandro Fasan, Head of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abilit...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, he has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.