Automated Battery Monitor predicts battery failure for utilities.
August 16, 2013 -
Designed for utility bulk power systems, UXIM (Universal Xplorer Industrial Monitor) predicts battery failures by trending over time to allow proactive battery replacements. This enables compliance with NERC regulations by automatically documenting complete and accurate maintenance records. Along with DC resistance testing technology, real-time battery monitor uses embedded Web software or Battery Xplorer Enterprise and allows for multiple remote communications and alarm options.
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Albér Introduces the First Automated Battery Monitor Designed for Utility Industry to Predict Battery Failure
NERC COMPLIANCE SYSTEM ALLOWS PROACTIVE BATTERY REPLACEMENTS
Pompano Beach, FL – Albércorp today introduced the only real time battery monitor designed for utility bulk power systems that predicts battery failures by trending over time to allow proactive battery replacements.
The Albér UXIM – Universal Xplorer Industrial Monitor – will enable the utilities industry to comply with NERC regulations requiring battery monitoring by automatically documenting complete and accurate maintenance records.
Batteries are the weakest link in the backup power chain and can fail abruptly and without warning. The cost of failures makes the cost of monitoring relatively insignificant, especially in large electric utilities where even a momentary power glitch can result in millions of dollars in losses.
Universal Xplorer Industrial Monitor (UXIM) will automate a maintenance program with a complete battery monitoring system, which will extend maintenance intervals and provide an excellent ROI.
The Albér UXIM with patented DC resistance testing technology uses embedded web software or extreme battery detailed software (Battery Xplorer Enterprise) and allows for multiple remote communications and alarm options.
“UXIM with its predictive software is poised to revolutionize battery systems monitoring for the bulk utility industries, both large and local, by automating the NERC required tasks to ensure compliance and maintain complete records for audits,” said Jeff Albér, VP of Sales for Albércorp.
Key benefits of the UXIM include:
• Low cost
• Ease of use software package
• Easy installation
• No onsite computer is required for data collection and storage
• Easily integrates to building management systems
• 24x7 data collection, analysis, and remote alarm notification
“With automated remote battery monitoring, utilities can increase reliability, avoid abrupt battery failures, contain maintenance costs and mitigate any potential fines for NERC noncompliance,” Albér added.
Albércorp, established in 1972, is the oldest and the largest manufacturer of battery test and monitoring equipment for the standby battery market. Albér manufactures a wide variety of testing and battery monitoring products. In1975, they introduced the battery capacity test system, recognized by both battery manufacturers and the IEEE as the only proven method to determine the battery’s actual capacity. Today, the Albér BCT and DC load bank systems are the standard among power facilities in the US.
Albér, offers battery training seminars and produces the largest stationary battery conference and trade show, Battcon. Electric utilities, nuclear, data centers, and other mission critical facilities that cannot have power interrupted, rely on Albér equipment to ensure the integrity of their emergency power systems.