All UPS systems and connected system parts require occasional parts repair and replacements and periodic maintenance to make sure optimum consistency. They also require the safety of emergency call out feature since failure can happen in any electrical device though it is well maintained.
The majority of electrical and electronic equipment though it is well built and well designed have chances to fail eventually. It is the reason it should be maintained appropriately as per the instructions of the manufacturer. On certain occasions, even well maintained UPS equipment fail due to bad environmental conditions.
It is hard to accept the failure of commercially using equipment like UPS systems. When they go offline or fails, they affect all the equipment that has been connected to safeguard. Luckily, there are several steps where UPS users can take care of and minimize failure.
The main and important step is to ensure whether it is placed in optimum condition. It should be kept in a dry, tidy, clean and well-ventilated area. Check the indicators and alarms are recorded, logged and described exactly. It is necessary to assign a responsible staff for complete maintenance and care of UPS and its associated devices. You should also sign up UPS maintenance contract with a leading UPS dealer.
There should be three components covered in the maintenance contract. A regular preventive maintenance and testing schedule, disaster call out services with assured response time and also a policy for component replacement.
The maintenance schedule needs to be prepared by including the entire major parts of the UPS system that is the UPS, the generator and the battery. The service technicians should plan and schedule a programmed visit for performing maintenance, service, and inspection of the UPS system.
Regular UPS maintenance
Instrumentation and meters in the UPS should be regularly checked for proper functioning. Also, other meter readings should be examined, recorded and tested for accuracy.