Network Communications News (NCN) October 2017 - Page 39

UPS PRODUCTS Vertiv Offers Lithium-Ion Batteries with Large Size UPS Systems Enterprise Class Wi-Fi for every installation Ver tiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced a new energy storage solution for several of its Liebert Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems: lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries designed specifically for UPS applications are smaller, lighter and last longer than traditional valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries, presenting an alternative for organisations seeking to leverage the benefits offered by these advanced battery technologies. Available across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the lithium- ion solutions are fully tested and compatible with Liebert EXL S1 and Liebert Trinergy Cube. Excitingly, Vertiv disclosed that engineers were looking to extend these to the entire three-phase UPS portfolio. “Lithium-ion batteries may seem a new concept within the data centre space, but at Vertiv we have quite a history of offering UPS solutions with lithium-ion battery backup worldwide.” says Giovanni Zanei, AC power product marketing director for Vertiv in EMEA. “Our customers are increasingly appreciating the benefits of lithium-ion battery technologies and our experience in this field means that we can deliver a broad range of options that have been tested within different operating environments and applications, and that meet the highest quality standards.” Lithium-ion batteries have been common in consumer electronics for decades, providing compact, lightweight, long-lasting energy storage for cell phones, laptops and tablets. More recently, those same characteristics have driven expanded applications of the technology in cars, airplanes and, increasingly, data centres. Among the latest projects in EMEA, Vertiv has configured two 800 kVA Liebert Trinergy Cube UPS with eight strings of lithium-ion batteries. The system, designed for one of the world’s leading fashion companies based in Europe, can be easily scaled to 2,4 MW to keep up with growing data centre capacities. Available for new build, retrofit or modular constructions, Vertiv details the substantial benefits of utilising lithium-ion batteries such as, they are 70% smaller and considerably lighter than VRLA counterparts. The advantage of which being a significant reduction in the footprint of the battery cabinets and in some cases enabling in-row battery storage. Notably, depending on chemistry and utilisation, lithium-ion batteries can last up to three times as long as VRLA. The company highlight the significance of this when you considering cost implications and nuisance factor associated with UPS batteries is replacement. Over a ten-year life span, lithium-ion batteries allow up to 40% savings in CAPEX compared to VRLA ones. “By delivering UPS systems with extensively tested lithium-ion batteries from partners, Vertiv expands an already broad portfolio of data centre power solutions,” says Rhonda Ascierto, research director for the Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT Channel at 451 Research. “The combination makes it possible for firms to implement this increasingly cost-efficient technology in UPS хѥ̰ɽ٥ѡݥѠɕəɵ)ɽѕѥٕȁȁȁѥɥѡɅѥѕɥ̰)ѼɽѕЁɥѥфɔɅѥ̻tѕɥ͔ ́]ѥ٥䁡)͕ѥȁЁхѥ̰)ɽɍɕ͕́Ѽѕ́)͵͕ͥ́Ѽɕͥѥ X)хѥ̸eа܁]ѕ)ٕȁѡɽѹ̰ݽɬ)Ёѽ́ȁ͍ѼɅє)ɽ́ѡ͔͕ѽ̸]Ѡձեє)ɽՍ́مɽɥѽ)ɅUեѤ́ݥɕ́ݽɬ)Ё䁽ɥɽ)ȁЁݽɭɽՍ́ͥ)́ɕхѥȁɕ)UեѧéUɅٕ́ѕ)͍Ʌ́Áɽ)ͥͥչЀȸŅչ́Ѽ)ɅȸÁݥѠ́)Ѽ5̸QɅ͕)ȁёȁչ̰ѕɹд)ѼЁ٥́́ݥѠեЁ)Ց́ѼɕՍЁхѥ)ѥݽɬXх̸1I)́ѡ͕ɥ́ȁɅѼ)ё̸=ɥݥɅѕɥ͔)́Aݥэ́ɽѕ́Ѽեа)ÚɔͼձAݕɕ)́͡UեѧéɅ)ЀЁՅɅȁɵɅ) ATɑ݅ɔɅѥɵ)ѕ́Ѽɕ͔ɅձѤ)͕ȁ5T5%5<ѕ丁5ձѧEU͕Ȱ)5ձѥ%а5ձѥ=Ѐ5WE5%5<)ѕ䁅́ѡ@Ѽչє)ݥѠձѥ́Ёѡͅѥ+Lͥѱ䁥ɕͥձѧE͕)ѡɽ՝ЁٕɅ͕ȁɥ)Ʌх́ѡЁUݽɬٕ)͕ٕ́ȁ́ѕ)ٕ́ɽ@Ѽ@Ѐ)́ͥձхͱ)Mեхȁݽɬɽͥ)ɕєхѥ̰ѡ)́́ͅU Ր-䁍́ѡ)ՐаݥѠ)ݽɬ͕ɥ䁍ݥѠٕ)ɕє̸ɥ!ɥ Ր)ѕ䰁ѡU Ր-͕ɕ)չ́хѡU ɽ)ͽ݅ɔɕ́ՐMM=)ȁɕє̸)MѕٔMȰ5Ʌ̰ͅ+qUեѧéɕ䰁͍䁅ݽɬ)Ёѽ́ɔ͕Ѽѡ)]ݽɬѕЁѡɅɕ)ٕ䁅ɑQ́́ѡѕ)ȁյȁх́Ё܁́)ѡݽɬѼȁձѤЁхѥ)Ս́ѕ̸Qɔ́ɕ䁹ѡѼ)ѽՍUեѧéəɵѼЁɅѥt)5ɔɵѥYѥ؀İٕѥٍ)5ɔɵѥɅЀԀ)ܹɅլ)=ѽȀ܁