If you operate using stationary batteries, it’s imperative to routinely test their capacity to ensure they will perform to specification. Routines test the generator and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) under load conditions.
Delta Testing works with you to set an optimum testing routine based on battery type and industry standards (NERC and/or IEEE). Our team has the equipment and experience to accurately test:
- Vented lead-acid and nickel cadmium systems
- Valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries
- Stationary flooded/vented lead acid batteries
- Ni-Cad stationary batteries
Testing allows our customers to replace any individual cells not holding a charge or nearing the end of their working life.
UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
The UPS provides emergency backup power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails. They are critical to business continuity and productivity in case of a power outage.
For many UPS units, it’s important to test them under load to determine whether the batteries have degraded over time. Delta’s UPS system tests include:
- Visual inspections for wear and deterioration of the battery and insulation
- Cleaning and vacuuming the enclosure
- Monitoring the enclosure’s temperature and humidity
- Thermal heat scans to identify hot spots, which are the often the first sign of component failure
- Testing other systems, such as transfer switches, circuit breakers, and maintenance bypasses