SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2015 NOVI, MICHIGAN

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UPS Battery Solutions

This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of a lead battery solution for the UPS industry. It will compare flooded, 2vdc stackable VRLA, front terminal VRLA and traditional monoblock VRLA battery options.

 

James Gordon, National Accounts Manager, Engineering Consultants – Critical Power, EnerSys

Why 1% Efficiency Matters?

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a critical and well understood metric when developing new data centers, yet often the TCO criteria used during the design phase isn’t used during equipment procurement or equipment upgrades. Abandoning TCO metrics at this phase can cost companies hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of dollars every year. This session will present the metrics for why all stakeholders involved in UPS data center projects should deploy a TCO model throughout the process, and ways for bringing together the seemingly divergent goals of purchasing and operational teams.

Mark Townsend, 3-Phase UPS Systems Engineer, GE Critical Power

Li-Ion Battery Technology Based UPS system – Challenges, Opportunities and Applications

Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries are now being widely used in many applications, such as cell phones, laptop computers, electric vehicles and energy storage applications.  The benefits of Li-ion batteries are that they are light weight, have a long cycle life, require zero maintenance and they are environmentally friendly among other advantages; however, Li-ion batteries have not yet been widely used in Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) application.  Compared to traditional UPS system based on lead acid battery technology, a UPS system using Li-ion battery requires a battery management system to protect the Li-ion battery from over charge and over discharge, which result in high level of complexity in the system configuration and installation.  Elite Power Solutions has developed an integrated Battery Control System (iBCS) that combines all the controls and protection logics into one small box.  The plug-n-play iBCS system makes installation of a Li-ion battery UPS system greatly simplified.

Yuan Dao PhD, General Manager, Elite Power Solutions

UPS | Situation Normal: All Backed UP?

Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries are now being widely used in many applications, such as cell phones, laptop computers, electric vehicles and energy storage applications.  The benefits of Li-ion batteries are that they are light weight, have a long cycle life, require zero maintenance and they are environmentally friendly among other advantages; however, Li-ion batteries have not yet been widely used in Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) application.  Compared to traditional UPS system based on lead acid battery technology, a UPS system using Li-ion battery requires a battery management system to protect the Li-ion battery from over charge and over discharge, which result in high level of complexity in the system configuration and installation.  Elite Power Solutions has developed an integrated Battery Control System (iBCS) that combines all the controls and protection logics into one small box.  The plug-n-play iBCS system makes installation of a Li-ion battery UPS system greatly simplified.            

David Anderson, Business development manager , K2 Energy Solutions

The Benefits and Differences of the New Pure Lead UPS batteries

Lead acid batteries are the historical standard for the industrial UPS market. The latest evolution is the ‘pure lead’ battery, although designs vary based on the battery manufacturer. This talk will discuss what makes a pure lead battery in terms of both materials and processing. It will also review the differing designs seen within the pure lead category, and how these designs can offer improvements in discharge performance, life and other important attributes that are key to the UPS battery user. 

Mike Nispel, Director of UPS Product Management, C&D Technologies

Is Lithium-Ion Suitable for UPS Battery Applications?

The presentation will investigate the technical and economic pros and cons of using lithium-ion batteries for UPS applications

Greg Albright, Technical Sales Director, AllCell Technologies

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Advancements of Lead Acid Batteries in a UPS World

Two new technology breakthroughs will be discussed that ultimately reduce operating costs in the UPS/datacenter world.  Heat tolerant batteries utilizing Fahrenheit technology allow battery rooms to be operated at higher temperatures thus reducing air conditioning requirements and energy costs.  Alternatively, Ultrabattery technology revolutionizes the UPS industry allowing for dual purpose applications by performing revenue generating frequency regulation in a partial state of charge while maintaining emergency UPS power when needed.  Both technologies give customers new options to consider when operating costs are an issue.

Mark Sherwood, Manager, Technical Support, Stationary Battery Engineering, East Penn Manufacturing Co

Stationary Lead Acid Batteries: The Final Frontier for Preventing Downtime

The UPS system delivering constant, reliable power for critical facilities is only as dependable as the battery that supports it. This presentation will focus on the key considerations and steps to take throughout the battery lifespan in order to prevent battery downtime and thus safeguard the UPS. 

Sean Blalock, Director of Marketing, GNB, Division of Exide Technologies

New UPS concepts of tomorrow

  • Emergence of Lithium Ion Polymer batteries in UPS applications
  • Other battery technologies outside of lead-acid, when to apply them
  • Dual purpose UPS, using a UPS to bring in revenue?
  • The Smart Grid is coming – how can my UPS interface with the grid?
  • Can I go big and still be Green?  - Yes you can
Rob Neidlinger, Director of Business Development – Power Quality Products Division, S&C Electric

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