Riello UPS Units Make History At Imperial War Museum

Some of the earliest Riello UPS units ever supplied into the UK are on display at a major museum in the capital.

The two uninterruptible power supplies feature in the iconic Imperial War Museum in London as part of the ‘Peace and Security: 1945- 2015’ exhibition.two white Riello UPS units from UK warships in the Persian Gulf now installed at Imperial War Museum

The uninterruptible power supplies were used to protect a sealed metal box attached to the side of British warships patrolling the Persian Gulf during the 1980s.

In this box, operators would watch for signs of chemical or biological attack using high-tech sensors and electronic equipment.

The cream coloured units on display were spotted at the famous historical venue on a recent visit to London by Riello UPS’s Technical Services Manager, Jason Yates.

“It’s fascinating to see that some of our UPS’ have become part of history, and how power protection is timeless.”

– Jason Yates, Technical Services Manager at Riello UPS

What Is The Imperial War Museum?

Spread across five locations – three in London – the Imperial War Museum documents all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved in since 1914.

It aims to “provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘wartime experience'”.