In commercial facilities, having a reliable source of emergency power is essential to ensure business continuity during power outages. Power outages can occur due to a variety of reasons, including severe weather conditions, equipment failure, or natural disasters. Without a backup power source, commercial facilities may experience downtime, data loss, and revenue loss.
Emergency power systems are designed to provide power to critical equipment and systems during power outages. These systems typically include a backup generator, automatic transfer switches, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The backup generator is the heart of the emergency power system, and it provides electrical power to the facility during a power outage.
Automatic transfer switches (ATS) are used to transfer the load from the main power source to the backup generator when the main power source fails. The transfer happens within seconds, ensuring that the facility has continuous power. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are used to provide power to critical equipment and systems during the short period of time when the transfer from the main power source to the backup generator is taking place. UPS systems provide power to the load during the few seconds that it takes for the generator to start and stabilize.
In addition to providing power during a power outage, emergency power systems must be tested and maintained regularly. Testing and maintenance of emergency power systems ensure that they are ready to provide power when needed. Maintenance tasks include fuel testing, oil changes, battery inspections, and load bank testing.
Emergency power is a critical component within a commercial facility. By investing in emergency power systems, commercial facilities can mitigate the impact of power outages and ensure that critical equipment and systems remain functional. If you’re interested in installing an emergency power system in your commercial property, contact us today here at MADE ELECTRIC! Our electricians are skilled and knowledgeable, and we are proud to provide quick and efficient service in Toronto and across the GTA.