Powermode has moved to significantly improve the reliability and efficiency of standby power systems in corporate environments with its affordable, locally-designed Power Monitoring Portal (PMP).
Developed on the now universally-accepted principal of the Internet of Things (IoT), the PMP is geared to accurately monitor all elements of a corporate-wide standby power environment on a 24×7 basis.
A ‘first’ for the SA market, the GSM cellular-based systemreports on a range of critical parameters associated with uninterruptible power supply systems (UPSs) solar PV systems and generators.
Thanks to Powermode’s countrywide representation, the PMP is available to customers across southern Africa. Powermode currently provides regular maintenance and emergency support services to more than 2000 corporate sites in SA.
One of the most important areas monitored by the PMP is the storage battery bank, where the depth of charge and performance ability of each individual battery in the bank is closely observed. Battery life is influenced by many factors including storage conditions, ambient temperature, battery chemistry issues and shelf-life.
It is imperative that standby power plants, particularly in large enterprises, are safeguarded from threats that could disable them when they are needed most. Many millions of rand are lost annually in South Africa through these systems failing to initialise on demand or as required.
The PMP facilitates the flow of empirical data relating to standby systems located in all corners of the country to Powermode’s Operations Centre in Johannesburg. Here technicians stand ready to react to an alarm signalling a disparity in standby power quality from accepted benchmarks by immediately notifying the company concerned. If authorised, a service crew will be dispatched to any location country-wide.
A significant advantage of the PMP is relatively little in the way of new infrastructure has to be built or designed for its failure-proofing benefits to be realised. Users should therefore be able to see an immediate return on their investment.