UPS maintenance bypass cabinet integrates three functions

This UPS bypass cabinet system enables IT and facility managers to integrate power transformation, power distribution and maintenance bypass into a single cabinet. This three-in-one cabinet complements a rack-based 60 kVA UPS parallel system, and is designed to allow the transfer of power to full system bypass to perform service, testing and maintenance on up to a full rack of UPS units without interrupting power to the critical load.

07/01/2008


BladeUPS Maintenance Bypass Cabinet

The Powerware BladeUPS Maintenance Bypass Cabinet (MBC) enables IT and facility managers to integrate power transformation, power distribution and maintenance bypass into a single cabinet. This three-in-one cabinet complements a rack-based 60 kVA Powerware BladeUPS parallel system, and is designed to allow the transfer of power to full system bypass to perform service, testing and maintenance on up to a full rack of Powerware BladeUPS without interrupting power to the critical load.

Instead of having a separate power distribution unit or step-down transformer, distribution cabinet and bypass cabinet, this system combines the convenience and simplicity of all three functions in one factory-tested box. The integral maintenance bypass is a mechanical way to bypass the internal components of the UPS while still sending utility power to the load. If the UPS must be repaired internally, it can be completely isolated from utility power and a technician can safely perform service without voltage present.

The unit uses a TP-1 transformer, which meets the U.S. Department of Energy standard for the Energy Star program, to step down utility power from 480 V to 208/120 V to provide electrical isolation and appropriate input voltage for the UPS modules. With high efficiency, even at low loads, the transformer yields significant savings in utility costs.

Additional features include:

• Integrated power distribution with two 42-pole Cutler Hammer panelboards for easy installation of additional breakers in the field

• Multi-function design that integrates electrical isolation, voltage transformation, electrical distribution and maintenance bypass; simplifies the data center architecture and conserves floor space, compared to separate maintenance bypass and power distribution systems

• Free-standing design that harmonizes with other data center equipment and easy installation and use with flexible access and deployment options.

Eaton Corp.
www.eaton.com/powerware





Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Maintenance & Safety
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Industrial Analytics
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
IIoT: Operations & IT
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me