Interruptions in energy supply in any industry can lead to costly downtime and potential loss of service and data. In industries that rely on stationary power applications, such as telecommunications, data centers, power utilities and healthcare, these incidents can be costly. Fortunately, they can be easily prevented through testing and monitoring of lead-acid batteries that keep these applications running when something goes wrong.
Most stationary power applications use vented lead acid (VLA) and maintenance-free valve regulated lead acid (VRLA/AGM) batteries. Unfortunately, even in the most well maintained environments, batteries will naturally lose their effectiveness through age and use. Knowing the health and performance characteristics of these important systems is vital to assure that they are prepared to support potential power demands.
Midtronics manufactures and markets battery testers and monitoring systems to keep your operations reliable and continuous.
A battery tester is used to manually test battery strings on a prescribed maintenance schedule (typically designated by the battery manufacturer), whereas a Battery Management System, or BMS, is automated and dedicated to monitoring the battery string on a continuous basis.
The Midtronics Cellguard BMS has the ability to estimate the battery health by measuring the on-line battery conductance and comparing the measured conductance to an established baseline value.
Even with a BMS system in place, customers need to have access to the data to react more effectively to BMS alerts and warnings. Midtronics Celltraq software application provides effective data access. Using Celltraq, information from the battery monitoring system is stored, analyzed and used to create a variety of alert messages to designated people within an organization.
Midtronics battery testers and BMS technologies protect networks and data systems while providing proactive state-of-the-health monitoring 24/7/365. Midtronics battery management solutions protect your investment and enhance power reliability through testing and reporting on batteries, considered crucial components in critical power system.