Energozashchita, as an internal service heavy UPS displace and win
Today customers increasingly prefer multiple (and often ratnavandana, which further complicates the service) UPS is a powerful three-phase system, the outlets of which are supplied payload in the office, industrial manufacture, infrastructural facilities. Economic sense of this decision — in a noticeable reduction of costs and increase the manageability infrastructure.
One phase well, and three phase — better
As reported by ITResearch, in the second quarter of 2020 sales UPS in Russia made 212,8 thousand units or 68.8 million dollars.: 18% less than in the first quarter, but in monetary terms — about the same. If we compare the performance of the second quarter of 2020 with the second quarter of 2019, then there will be a decrease in quantitative sales (24%), and even a small increase in monetary value (1%).
Thus, the weighted average cost implemented in the UPS of Russia in the second quarter of this year, soared on the previous values and reached a record indicator for all time of observations is 323 USD. USA. The rapid growth of average weighted cost of the device indicates the basic increase in the share of infrastructure in total sales: oriented to this segment of the UPS has occupied more than one third of the market in monetary terms.
Compression of low-cost supplies uninterruptible power supplies was provoked, of course, caused by a coronavirus pandemic crisis. The same reason and spurred the growth of procurement of infrastructure systems of guaranteed power supply needed to support critical Telecom and computing equipment, server hardware, cloud-based installations. In actual reality, when offices are empty, and the house, people work mostly from laptops (which the UPS is in principle not required), this trend is understandable.
Today corporate data is stored in the SMB for the most part either local or cloud servers, and server racks just on the technical specs of the default supplied with the UPS. It would seem that in terms of the gradual transformation of the user’s PC in terminal to access the virtualized production environment, the need for small UPS in the field disappears by itself, especially if such terminals are used laptops. That is, the decrease in demand for UPS entry level obvious — but where are the prerequisites to growth of sales of three-phase systems?
In our days, almost any device with a power supply designed for office, home, manufacturing, or medicine, is equipped with a microprocessor and appropriate electronic systems. Hence, sharp growth in the demand for quality power supply. And not just connected through the network filter to smooth the noise, but with the expectation of possible more serious interruptions in the power supply: a significant long-term increase/decrease in the supply voltage, its short-term swings and failures, complete loss of voltage in the electric network for a few minutes or even hours.
This is fine when in a small office or branch office of a large company are all working from laptops to a centralized corporate network. But what if the power … so that the guard kicked the circuit breaker protection, and all devices without internal batteries — starting from the router and ending with the CCTV system and the local data store on the NAS is out of order? To put to each potentially affected unit (or two or three at once, if their consumption is small) a small UPS?
The idea is not the most sensible from the point of view of an it Department: to accompany a dozen scattered small bespereboynik, to monitor the status and timeliness of their replacement batteries, upgrade, and patch several varieties administrator FOR extremely grueling work.
Financial service of the company from such ideas is also not going to be happy: efficiency of small UPS are usually rare when it comes to 94%, and the ratio of conversion capacity (PF) is far from isolated and is — 0,6, 0,7 sometimes. The overconsumption of electric power during the work of a whole host of small bespereboynik at first glance may seem insignificant, but such devices must be turned on and function continuously, in a sense. A year or two, a few percent energy loss at each small device will be in a lot of kilowatts, and electricity in our time it is not cheaper. Therefore, the inexpensive “light” UPS is often characterized by impressive total cost of ownership, calculated for the time of actual operation (total cost of ownership, TCO).
Supply and demand
The logical answer to the above challenges is a powerful three-phase UPS with redundancy. Protected three-phase UPS to the mains you can safely connect the most demanding power quality equipment, up to the precision of the machine or medical equipment. For desktop PCs, monitors, camcorders, routers, NAS, video panels, tools, video, and other sensitive it equipment can no longer fear: it’s guaranteed to work regardless of the instantaneous quality supply of substation power supply.
The result of this conversion of power supply system at the facility will not only increase the resiliency of its it infrastructure, but also a reduction in specific power consumption (taking into account the efficiency of a modern three-phase systems between 96% and more with PF=1), and financial benefits by reducing TCO. Realizing this, modern customers are increasingly showing interest in three-phase, fault-tolerant and energy-efficient UPS systems. For this reason, vendors are the leaders in the mass market of the UPS in Russia are paying more attention to the development of infrastructure series of its products: high-power, energy-efficient, three-phase.
UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
Journal: Journal IT-Expert [No. 10/2020], Subscription to magazines