Piller’s Active Power introduces ‘longer run time’ UPS

April 12, 2018

Active Power, a division of German critical power specialist Piller Power Systems,has launched a new technology that the company claims adds an extended run time to its UPS systems.


The company said the launch of the CleanSource XT MMS 50Hz and 60Hz series offers longer run time for its UPS for datacentres and industrial facilities.


Active Power said: “The technology is based on a highly fault-tolerant IGBT architecture and is specifically designed to protect all critical loads and provide run time of up to two minutes, depending on configuration.”


“The XT MMS range now extends this capability to provide a modular system ranging from 225kW to 2000kW in a variety of configurations ranging up to N+3 resilience,” the company said. In addition, the new XT series with extended run time is able to provide “ample energy for diesel starting and synchronisation, even when paralleling many generating sets”.


According to Active Power, the new series “offers up to 40% savings on total cost of ownership, is 12 times less likely to fail than static systems and produces nine times less carbon emissions”. “Furthermore, having no batteries eliminates the need for expensive, intrusive and risky battery changes during the life of the UPS.”


Andrew Dyke, MD of global business for the Piller Group, said: “The CleanSource XT MMS, which builds on the impressive field record of Active Power CleanSource flywheel (see photo), further extends the benefits of this technology for a wide range of applications.”


Active Power first introduced the CleanSource XT flywheel UPS in 2016 as a single module system, which is said to be able to deliver up to 98% efficiency and take up less than half the footprint of battery based systems.


Active Power recently supplied two CleanSource Multi-Module 600Z UPS systems to a major hospital in the US state of Massachusetts specialising in paediatrics.

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