Periodic Maintenance Programs
Periodic Preventive Battery Maintenance programs range in scope from minimal to extreme. Of course, the more detailed a programs method of procedure, the more the cost. This thinking can be a monumental mistake. Most periodic programs should include some if not all of the industry suggested procedures outlined in the IEEE documents and the specific, manufacturers, detailed operations manuals.
Many preventive maintenance programs differ due to type of battery and application of connected equipment.
Additionally, the criticality of the connected, back up power system its type (vented or valve regulated) and its requirement for support, can all dictate the frequency of required maintenance and type to be performed.
ATS can assist a company in detailing a preventive maintenance program. We can also provide information that will detail a concise program that is tailored to the specific needs of a facility while still maintaining economical consideration.
Sealed Battery (VRLA) Maintenance Services
ATS provides the most up to date testing techniques for Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery Systems. Following IEEE-1188, ATS performs voltage, ac ripple and internal ohmic measurements and then trends them over the life of the maintenance program. Trending programs detail failing conditions in a battery prior to it becoming a catastrophic failure. Using the latest products available, ATS assists the battery owner in determining remaining life and when a replacement is warranted. For further information Contact ATS on VRLA Battery Services and suggestions for improvements to your maintenance program. Maintenance Pictures and Procedures for Valve Regulated Batteries .
Wet Cell Battery Maintenance (Vented)
Large back up battery systems may incorporate wet cell battery systems of great amp hour capacity. Using IEEE-450, ATS performs detailed maintenance according to the standard. Specific Gravity, Cell Voltage, Total String Voltage and Current (AC/DC) along with detailed visual inspection of plate conditions and sediment levels are included in the ATS program. For more information on Vented Battery Services, please contact ATS and ascertain how your present battery maintenance program can be augmented to further improve the reliability of the DC link. Maintenance Pictures and Procedures for Vented Lead Acid Batteries.
Battery Failure Photos
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