CPD Credit: 7 hours, C1 / C2
The aim of this course is to give electrical engineers an understanding of the design and operation of the UPS systems and how they are configured with other elements of the electrical power system to provide an uninterruptible supply to critical loads.
This course covers the selection and design of UPS systems for mission critical applications such as hospitals and data centres. The module is primarily focussed on static systems but covers rotary systems briefly.
At the end of the course attendees will have learned:
Fundamental principles of the operation of the UPS systems
Modes of operation, reliability and redundancy
The pros and cons of static and rotary systems
Benefits of modular over block systems
Part 1 - UPS System Fundamentals
Purpose of the UPS, Standards
System description / internal components
Modes of Operation
Reliability and Availability, MTBF, MTTR
Redundancy - N, N+1, 2N etc.
Types - static / rotary
Requirements for Parallel Systems
Standalone Block v Modular systems
Part 2 - Power Conversion
Discrimination and Short-Circuit Capacity
External Manual Bypass system
Cooling and ventilation requirements for UPS rooms
Part 3 - Battery System
Battery Options - VRSLA, Lion, etc.
Batteries Cabinets and Racks
Battery Management systems
Part 4 - Rotary Systems
Motor Generator Systems
Diesel – DRUPS systems
Part 5 - Testing the UOS System
Load bank testing
Site Acceptance Test:
Who Should Attend?
This course will benefit electrical engineers and contractors involved in the supply chain of electrical services for mission critical installations
Brendan Dervan is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of mechanical and electrical building services including design, installation, commissioning and maintenance. After completing an electrical apprenticeship in 1982 he went on to study electrical engineering in DIT.
He has worked in M&E consultancy at senior engineer / director level since 1990. In 1999 he started his own M&E consultancy, Dervan Engineering Consultants (DEC), which merged with Cundall in 2016. His Company provided M&E consultancy and project management services to a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors. In 2013, Brendan completed an MSc in Energy Management with TU Dublin. His thesis researched the improvement of energy efficiency in existing data centres.
- “Another excellent and practical course by Brendan. Using his great notes and his practical real-world experience. Thank you all.”
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Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org