This Technical Presentation will discuss the changes in Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) due to semiconductor developments and the impact on mechanical installation design for Building Services Engineers.
•The semiconductor world is changing, responding to demands for highly efficient electric cars. We need higher efficiencies to provide greater distance in a car and longer battery life. These changes are affecting the designs of UPS machines and the sophistication of these devices, which are now delivering better efficiencies.
•Battery technology is also changing with greater demands from the industry. Selections of chemistries are available, but what use are these for the UPS industry? Just as an example, a long-lasting zinc-ion battery was recently announced by chemists at a leading Canadian University as a more cost effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
•These changes in thinking is leading to new technologies and grid support is one way that clients can earn revenue from expensive electronics; previously seen as financially draining.
•The re-design of UPS into modular forms with the new semiconductor technology is leading to changes in environmental designs for Building Services Engineers, with free cooling of the UPS now being possible to reduce the capital cost of chillers and expensive pipework systems.
•However, these do not fit every solution. Cooling developments are also taking place within the industry providing more flexibility and energy efficient solutions.
Speaker: Russell Bulley - Emerson Network Power
Tea / Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
CPD Certificates will be provided to all attendees.
A voluntary £1.00 donation would be appreciated to the CIBSE Benevolent Fund.