Hitec Power Protection, a designer and manufacturer of rotary UPS (uninterruptable power supply) systems based in the Netherlands, recently launched the follow up to its widely popular second generation UPS product set. The company claims that its third generation of UPS systems is among the most powerful and efficient available, while featuring a modular design.
This UPS system boasts no-break UPS ratings up to 2400 kW/3000 kVA in 50 Hz operation and up to2880 kW/3600 kVA at 60 Hz. Hitec unveiled this new product ain Singapore as the company has experienced substantial growth in the Asia Pacific region lately.
“During the last four and a half years I have predominantly been working in Asia Pacific, and during this period we have grown the business here quite substantially. In APAC we announced about 45 to 50 percent of the company’s turnover,” said Hitec Asia Pacific sales director Chris Dow. “So we know if we develop new products we have to develop something that is very appropriate to the market.”
Dow went on to add that Hitec's UPS systems are used in a number of different industries in the region, including pharmaceutical ad semiconductor manufacturing facilities, but data centers are where the company sees its highest demand, making up 70 percent of its business. This isn't too surprising as server growth, and the increased power demand that goes along with it, as well as legislation regarding energy efficiency has caused many data centers to seek out top-quality UPS systems.
Indeed, many data centers have turned to 380-volt direct-current (DC) power distribution to increase efficiency by eliminating the need to convert alternating-current (AC) power to DC and back again. Meanwhile, Google recently purchased 48 megawatts of power generated via wind turbines from an electric utility to power its data center in Oklahoma.
Hitec's new UPS system features an Energy Transfer Module (ETM) and a high-energy, low-speed flywheel that spins at 2940 rpm. Meanwhile, its diesel engine can be provided by any manufacturer for added flexibility.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey