The Stack: Everything You Need To Know About UPS Preventive Maintenance Visits

Learn what should be included in your all-important UPS Preventive Maintenance Visits (PMVs) and why these regular ‘health-check’ are crucial to keep your power protection system fighting fit.

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit is an incredibly complex piece of electrical machinery. How it’s looked after and how well it’s maintained has a significant bearing not only on its day-to-day performance, but also how long the critical power protection system will last for. Did you know that the lifespan of many key UPS parts and components can be extended by 25-50% thanks to a proactive maintenance regime?

Logo for The Stack.com data centre websiteIn this article for data centre news website The Stack, we explain just how PMVs can help flag up potential faults before they get chance to develop into more serious failures. Our Riello UPS General Manager Leo Craig outlines what should be included in an annual UPS maintenance visit, from basic visual and physical inspections, through to software updates, functional tests, and detailed performance reports.

Leo also highlights how important it is that the service engineers repairing and maintaining a UPS unit are fully-trained and certified. He explains how Riello UPS even introduced our own certified UPS engineer programme for all technicians who we work with, whether they’re our in-house tech team or from our authorised UPS service partners.

Clients should never be afraid to ask for proof of competence from any engineer who turns up to service a unit. Sometimes the original engineer tasked with undertaking the PMV could be substituted at the last minute due to illness or unavailability, so always check their credentials. Approved engineers on our certification scheme all have their own unique ID number that can be checked online for additional reassurance.

Find out everything you’ll ever need to know about UPS Preventive Maintenance Visits by reading Leo’s full article now.