UPS Lifecycle Considerations
Although an equipment or system is operating for times longer than its intended lifetime without causing impacts, this does not mean that it has the same reliability as when it was new. Some components of these systems may fail without causing symptoms during normal operation and others may be so close to a fault that minor variations in operating conditions can cause unpleasant surprises.
The biggest cause of failure in a UPS, the bank of batteries, is one of the points that require more attention. Lead-acid batteries, the most common type currently found, have their lifespan extremely affected by variations in temperature and amount of charge and discharge cycles. This means that that bank of batteries purchased with a life expectancy of 5 years, in practice can last only 2 or 3 years. And worse, many of the failures will occur, or will be detected only when it is necessary to demand current from the bank – that is, when there is a lack of power from the power grid.
Other components inside the UPS also require care. Fans and capacitors can also have shortened operating life by operating conditions. Excessive dust and high temperatures for example affect the longevity of these items.
Throughout the life of the equipment it is essential to schedule regular preventive maintenance, which can range from simple visual inspections, cleaning up to changing some components. But it is also important to plan the exchange of equipment before they reach the state that reliability is compromised. After all, the reliability of a mission-critical system must always be a priority item in operations.
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