UPS real-time monitoring and management system
The CEE country-located factory of a leading European car manufacturer is equipped with about 50 UPSes placed in rack cabinets located in different places in the factory and 2 heavy-duty, Galaxy-class UPSes supporting both Datacenters. The DCs host all IT infrastructure for office and production parts of the factory.
The initiative tied to the new UPSs was driven by the following challenges:
1. Very difficult management of dispersed infrastructure; lack of visibility, UPS status information collected manually by administrators.
2. Lack of predictive maintenance – service work often performed after breakdowns.
3. Unstable work of UPSes working in emergency state
4. Alerts displayed on UPS panel only
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⭐ Good Practice Description
A factory (located in a CEE country) of a leading European car manufacturer has developed an initiative related to the real-time monitoring of its uninterrupted power supplies (UPSs) and UPS management system. The factory is equipped with about 50 UPSs, placed in rack cabinets located around the plant, and two heavy-duty galaxy-class UPSs that support two data centres.
Several KPIs have been used to measure the success of the project.
The main aspect of innovation relates to the use of IoT in the USPs. The devices are equipped with sensors that capture various parameters, analyse the data, and generate alerts and triggers based on the locally gathered data (i.e. at the edge).