The Important Of A Backup Power System To Projects
For various reasons, the power source of apartment buildings, offices, commercial centres, etc. can experience an unexpected power shortage that ranges from short to extended time. That is why it is essential to have a backup power system for each project to reduce the inconvenience of customers and residents, plus eliminate the risks associated with operating equipment.
What is a backup power system?
The backup power system is a combination of generators that provide power to maintain the project's activities when there is an unpredicted power outage or grid failure. A generator is a device capable of generating electricity and holding it for a certain period. When the main power is cut off, the generator will automatically start to provide an alternative power source for active devices and will be turned off when the main power returns.
Backup generators vary in size and capacity, but most operate on fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or liquid propane. However, due to expensive equipment investment, operation, maintenance, and fuel costs, these backup systems are not commonly used outside of medium-to-large projects.
Why is a backup power system important?
When a sudden power failure occurs, the backup system can temporarily provide electricity to power IT equipment for a certain period. This gives businesses more time to save important data. Besides, during power outages, all commercial activities will be suspended, forcing business operations to halt.
Protect data when it has a power failure
Save costs and reduce invisible risks
The sudden surge in current and the unexpected switch of on/off modes after a power failure will overload the device with electricity, causing the boards to burn. Therefore, the backup power system's ability to keep the current stable is vital to retaining the well-being of electronic equipment, helping businesses avoid unnecessary costs of repair or repurchase.
In addition, the intangible value of the backup generator systems for investors is colossal. It is a demonstration of the utility value of the project that can be presented to potential customers. Furthermore, they assist investors in avoiding the penalty terms signed between the two parties to provide uninterrupted power to businesses that require 24/24 electricity (frozen food, fresh food, etc.).
Foods that need to be kept cold
Maintain the system and ensure project security
Lighting systems, video surveillance, and anti-theft devices are indispensable electronic devices. Leaving these devices idle during a power outage creates perfect opportunities for intruders. In the event of a power failure, the backup power system can temporarily support the operation of security devices before grid power is back on.
CCTV security camera monitoring system
Procedure for the maintenance of backup power systems
The above reasons have demonstrated valid reasons why backup power systems are indispensable in every project. Therefore, its maintenance process should be monitored periodically by an experienced technical team and with strict requirements.
The process of maintaining the generator system can be separated into 2 different stages, or, depending on the emergency, the technical team will deploy a timely plan:
Level 1 maintenance (01 - 03 months)
The goal is to check and align minor details in the system to ensure stable operation. Timely detection or prediction of damage to equipment in the near future and proposing a plan to repair and replace equipment so that the investor has a plan for early handling.
- Receive the machine (including the record of its inspection before receiving).
- Check for oil, lubricant, and coolant leaks.
- Check the meter parameters and safety system.
- Examine the oil pressure.
- Check for strange noises.
- Check the intake air system.
- Check the exhaust system.
- Check the vent pipe.
- Check the belt tension of the belt.
- Check the propeller condition.
- Check and adjust the voltage.
- Check the battery capacity and charge capacity.
- Check the current frequency.
- Start the machine, check the overall, and clean up.
Level 2 Maintenance (12 months or 250 operating hours)
The purpose is to periodically replace the necessary equipment for the machine (filter, memory oil, cool water) so it can work properly. Besides, the generator and the collective space will go under a general cleaning. An overall inspection will also be conducted to check the condition of vital parts inside the machine.
- Cooling system
- Lubrication systems
- Fuel system
- Air intake system
- Exhaust system
- Generator starting system
- Generator head
- Handover and testing
Taisei VN not only delivers real estate management and operation solutions, but we also provide implementation personnel. The difference between Taisei VN's technical team and others is created based on the quality and efficiency of our services. This statement has been verified through various medium-to-large scale projects managed and operated by Taisei VN.