Manufacturers need mitigation systems, such as industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices, to protect against power disruptions. The limitless potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the industrial world as we know it, with the collection of vast amounts of new data, seamless communications across the enterprise and more insight into operations than ever before. But even the most powerful, connected operations are still dependent on one critical, centuries-old element: power.
Designing, deploying and maintaining a network infrastructure must include how to contend with the inevitable power disruptions that every plant experiences – from both natural and man-made causes. These disruptions can stem from extreme environmental conditions, vandalism, equipment failure and service provider issues. The proactive decisions made to address these risks will ultimately determine if operations continue seamlessly or if everything comes to an abrupt halt.
Several approaches exist, but each should be carefully evaluated in terms of its reliability in an industrial setting, how well it can protect network uptime and how it impacts operations – including maintenance programs.
This white paper will discuss the need for back-up power in the context of today’s increasingly connected industrial operations, review the options that are available, and examine the impacts they can have on operations.