Publishing Date: Aug 05, 2020

Datacentres for better security

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Leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies Riello UPS’s new Sentryum series passes an important airport test with flying colours.

A 15 kVA version of the new transformerless range has been installed to upgrade an ageing 10 kVA unit in the main IT comms room at Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland’s principal aviation hub and the second largest airport on the island of Ireland.

The project was carried out by certified Riello UPS reseller and service partner Ashdale Engineering Ltd, who have a long-standing working relationship with the airport dating back more than 20 years.

Chris McGarry, IT Manager for Belfast International Airport, commented: “One of our main IT UPS systems was coming to the end of its lifecycle and needed to be replaced.

“The UPS in question supports critical IT infrastructure at the airport. Whilst we have many redundant systems in place, it is very important all our UPS systems are fully-functional to avoid any power loss and possible disruption to the airport’s IT systems.

“We already have several Riello UPS systems onsite and are satisfied with their reliability and features. We monitor them over IP and found the NetMan 204 communications card very easy to install and set up.”

The Sentryum is Riello UPS’s third generation of transformerless solutions and is designed for smaller data centres and similar critical environments.

It comes in 10, 15, and 20 kVA versions plus a choice of three cabinet sizes (Compact, Active, Xtend) to enable end-users to optimise floor space and maximise battery autonomy.

The UPS delivers unity power and is capable of exceptional efficiency up to 96.5%, with a maximum of eight units parallelable to increase power or redundancy.

For Belfast International Airport, Ashdale Engineering Ltd specified a 15 kVA with five minutes’ runtime in a Compact (CPT) chassis requiring a footprint less than 0.25m2.

In addition, an external bypass was fitted which meant the supply and load cables from the existing UPS setup could feed into this new bypass arrangement.

Chris McGarry concluded: “We’re very pleased with the project. As much work as possible was done during normal hours with final connections made out of hours at a time that suited the airport, resulting in the least downtime possible.”

Download the full Belfast International case study here http://www.riello-upspr.co.uk/belfast-international-airport/

About Riello UPS:

Riello UPS Ltd is a leader in the manufacture of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems from 400VA to 6MVA. The company is part of the Riello Elettronica group which has support offices in 85 countries.

Riello UPS products combine engineering excellence with high-quality performance and energy efficiency, to enable reliable power for a sustainable world. Our award-winning product range includes 23 solutions for powering the smallest desktop PCs to the latest supercomputers used in advanced data centre operations.

The UK branch of Riello UPS is located in Wrexham, North Wales, where we operate from large purpose-built premises comprising office and training facilities as well as a fully-stocked warehouse. This enables an end-to-end service of comprehensive technical support and fast product dispatch.

As part of the Riello Elettronica group, Riello UPS is an official sponsor of the Ducati Corse MotoGP and Aruba.it Racing World Superbike Championship motorcycle racing teams, as well as an official partner of the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team in the FIA Formula E Championship for electric cars.

For further information please visit www.riello-ups.co.uk or contact marketing@riello-ups.co.uk / +44 (0) 1978 729297


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