ABB has expanded its modular UPS technology for use in small to mid‐sized data centers, server rooms and other IT infrastructure applications by introducing the Conceptpower DPA 120 and the Conceptpower DPA 240 UL UPS systems.
The Conceptpower DPA’s “online‐swap modularity” (OSM) capability, in which modules can be inserted and removed with the UPS running, simplify routine maintenance and eliminate service‐related downtime. Not only does this feature improve availability, but it also reduces cost, since service engineers spend less time onsite and any risk of data or production loss are minimized. Modularity ensures reduced inventory levels of specialized spare parts. Additionally, this online‐swap technology helps achieve “six nines” availability (99.9999 percent), highly desirable for data centers in pursuit of zero downtime.
Reliability and availability are ensured by the Conceptpower DPA’s proven Decentralized Parallel Architecture (DPA). Each module set contains all the hardware and software required for full system operation. The modules share no common components; each of them has its own independent rectifier, battery charger, inverter, static bypass, logic control and control panel. With all the critical components duplicated and distributed among individual units, potential single points of failure are eliminated.
“Going forward we will continue to add value to our customers with a complete portfolio of power quality products that are the safest on the market, highly configurable for customer applications, proven to be reliable, efficient, and scalable. Our complimentary lineup of UPS, power conditioning and power distribution products position our product group to meet almost any power protection requirement across the globe,” said Hans Pfitzer, Local Business Unit Manager in ABB’s Power Protection Product Group.