The next time you are traveling in adverse weather conditions, consider the fact that many traffic signs reporting current conditions on a toll way or freeway are backed up in the event of a loss of utility power, by an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Not just any UPS, but one that must be able to operate in all weather conditions including freezing and extremely hot weather. Falcon Electric’s SSG Industrial/Outdoor UPSs may not be able to get you home faster, but through their superior design, are essential when backing up critical equipment operating in harsh, wide temperature environments.
Severe cold weather impacts UPS performance in two ways. First, battery runtime is significantly reduced. This is due to the cold temperatures affecting the battery’s internal chemistry and increasing the internal battery impedance. The UPS battery capacity must be oversized to compensate. Next, industrial applications yield a wide variety of indoor or outdoor environmental issues including dew point condensation, high humidity, salt fog or airborne contaminants.
Falcon’s SSG Industrial UPS combined with optional battery banks, including 40 Amp-hour, can provide the oversizing required for demanding cold temperature applications. Just as important, the batteries used are rated to give reliable, long-life performance in high temperature desert applications as well. They have a 4-year service life at 50°C – typical UPS batteries must be replaced every 1 to 2 years at this temperature.
The UPS electronics are just as robust, having a UL Listed operational specification of -20°C to 55°C (SSG) and -30°C to 65°C* (SSG-RP). The option of applying conformal coating on the internal UPS electronics and powder coating to the UPS chassis provides the necessary barrier against condensation and corrosion.
Falcon SSG UPS models ensure reliable online backup over the widest temperature conditions. Whether pre-configured inside Falcon turn-key NEMA 3R system enclosures, or installed in other non-climate controlled, protected locations, Falcon SSG UPS products have been designed to operate reliably over a wide range of environments that would render other UPSs non-operational.
Falcon SSG UPSs are presently deployed along California and Texas toll roads, in wastewater facilities, as well as oil and gas pipelines in the Permian Basin.
*Models available up to 70°C
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