Friday, November 13, 2015

Taking action to maintain reliable power

When aiming to maintain reliable power at a data center, hospital, or manufacturing plant, “proactive” is more effective than “reactive.” Keeping a close eye on the quality of utility power and the health of backup generators and associated components works out much better than waiting to fix an issue that has escaped detection until it becomes a major problem. The concept of proactive continuous monitoring of power is gaining traction in various types of facilities where uninterrupted power is a goal, if not a necessity. Today’s power monitoring solutions often integrate hardware (sensors, meters), software, and wired and wireless communications to “alert” need-to-know personnel at the earliest possible time, enabling maintenance or repair sooner rather than later. Have you/would you invest in power monitoring at your facility?

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