How To Prevent Downtime Due To Power Loss

The cost of downtime due to power loss is more than just productivity – it can impact revenue, stock and business critical equipment and result in loss of data. It is important to have a contingency plan in place so that your business can continue to run when there is a disruption to your power supply.

What can impact your power supply?

Brownout – A brownout is a temporary drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system. Usually, a utility will decrease its voltage by 10-25%.

Weather – Sever weather conditions like high winds, lightning and snow can lead to power outage in a service area.

Controlled Demand Reduction – a blackout can be caused by the demand being too high for the mains power supply. A controlled demand reduction is an emergency response and usually at done at short notice to avoid a prolonged outage.

Why should a UPS System and/or Generator should for part of your business continuity plan?

Your backup power becomes the last line of defence for your business when there is a disruption to you power supply

UPS systems are designed to provide clean, uninterrupted power to sensitive electronic equipment by filtering out disruptive line noise and voltage fluctuations

UPS systems also maintain power between mains failure and generator start up. So as the battery kicks in, all your business devices that are attached will remain up and running.

Standby generators can be run for longer periods of time, as long as it is correctly maintained, and fuel is in the best condition as possible.

When paired with an automatic transfer switch, the power will automatically transfer the power supply from the primary source of power to your standby generator when it detects a failure or outage.

Shanahan Power specialises in UPS Systems and generators for businesses of all sizes across a range of industries – contact us to find out more about the range of power solutions available and advice on how to prepare your business for power outages.