Socomec UPS - Compressed Air UPS
Compressed Air UPS - Air DRUPS - Green Power
Announcing Air-DRUPS™ - a pioneering new power solution developed by Socomec and PNU Power.
Greener and Cleaner: high efficiency, low carbon, continuous power.
This new environmentally friendly system - Air-DRUPS™ - is the first to combine the highly efficient (96%) Socomec Delphys Green Power double-conversion UPS technology with the radical PNU Power compressed air energy storage system to provide backup power for Data Centres and other critical buildings.
Air-DRUPS uses stored compressed air to generate electricity, supporting critical loads in the event of mains failure.
The Air-DRUPS™ system cuts in as soon as the mains power is lost and uses a series of scroll generators, driven by the release of the compressed air, to provide an emergency supply of electricity for the time required to support the load until a stand-by diesel generator kicks in.
Air-DRUPS'™ innovative use of compressed air is a clean, environmentally friendly alternative to the scores of lead acid batteries used today to provide short term energy storage in critical power applications. The compressed air battery system uses negligible power in standby, is virtually maintenance free with a minimum 20 year service life and is based on well tested and dependable technology. By using Super Capacitors to ride over any short term outages the system instantly delivers 100% of the UPS power required and also greatly reduces the need for diesel generator starts caused by short outages.
The initial capital outlay is marginally higher than similar UPS systems using batteries, however, this is more than compensated for through the reduction in total lifetime cost. The compressed air batteries do not require any component changes during the system life and can operate at much higher temperatures, making the need for air-conditioning to protect the batteries redundant.
The patented compressed air scroll generators that form the heart of the system are designed and manufactured in the UK. When combined with Socomec’s Green Power 2.0 UPS technology – unity output power factor (PF=1) - the system becomes the world’s most efficient double-conversion true online critical power solution.
How the Data Centre Air-DRUPS™ System Works
For The Co-operative Financial Services, Stockport, UK