CHLORIDE Launches The Most Energy Efficient Class 1 UPS Available
Trinergy achieves up to 99% efficiency with 100%
Chloride, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, today announced the launch of Trinergy, a revolutionary high power modular system, scalable up to 9.6MW. With up to 99% efficiency, Trinergy is the most energy efficient Class 1 UPS currently available for protecting mission critical infrastructure, such as Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centres, from disruptions to mains power supply.
Incorporating the three industry standard operating configurations – Maximum Power Control (VFI), Maximum Energy Saving (VFD) and Power Conditioning (VI) - in a single UPS for the first time, Trinergy can achieve energy efficiency of up to 99%; even for loads as light as 20% it is proven to deliver >95% efficiency while operating in VFI mode. Its average working efficiency in a typical data centre environment is 97.9%, which means that for a 1MW Trinergy UPS, power savings can amount to 67kW continuously per year (£100,000* and 536,000kg CO2 in equivalent savings per year).
Trinergy’s intelligent algorithm continually monitors the power supply and automatically and seamlessly selects the most efficient operating mode to use only the energy required and no more. “This is an industry first. It is the ideal solution for data centre managers who have to control energy costs and are consciously trying minimise the carbon footprint of their facilities, whilst still ensuring the highest levels of protection to their load.” explains Emiliano Cevenini, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Chloride Systems.
Utilising the proven transformer-free technology currently used within Chloride’s existing 80-NET 200kW UPS, Trinergy’s modular design protects loads rated between 200kW and 1200kW. A single UPS can consist of up to six 200kW modules to achieve a rating of 1,200kW, and up to eight 1.2MW Trinergy UPS can be connected in parallel to provide up to 9.6MW of power protection – the highest active power rating currently available for any static UPS system.
Its modular design enables Trinergy to be configured to meet the immediate critical load requirements without oversizing, significantly reducing initial capital costs. Additional modules can be added easily, as and when required, to meet growing load requirements, effectively future proofing the system. Furthermore, different levels of system redundancy can be configured to meet the stringent power protection demands of tier configuration compliant data centres.
Trinergy’s unique technology offers users unprecedented reductions in Total Cost of Ownership. Unlike most UPS systems, Trinergy is fully kW rated so its kW power rating is the same as its nominal kVA rating. This means that it can provide up to 20% more output power than a similar UPS of the same kVA rating. An input power factor >0.99 and a Total Harmonic Distortion (THDi) of less than 3% reduces the generator power required to support the UPS system by as much as 25% over traditionally designed UPS systems, allowing further cost savings to be made. In addition, a unique circular redundancy feature enables Trinergy to switch OFF excess UPS power capacity not being used to meet immediate load requirements.
Trinergy’s modular design enables quick and easy servicing and maintenance with the capability of internal redundancy. Concurrent maintainability means that single power modules can be isolated for safe maintenance, whilst the remaining modules continue to supply conditioned power to the load, improving its Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) and ensuring maximum availability. Each module is designed with units which are easily withdrawable from the front for easy access and simplified maintenance, essential for ensuring system reliability.
The UPS is also compatible with Chloride’s remote diagnostics system, LIFE.net which provides early warning of any alarm condition or UPS out of tolerance, allowing for effective and proactive maintenance and incident response.
Emiliano Cevenini comments “Trinergy has been designed to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct: Energy Efficiency Best Practices. The energy and cost savings it offers are unparalleled. In the future we believe that all UPS will be designed in this way.”
The key features of Trinergy include:
• Three industry standard operating configurations in one high power UPS: Maximum Power Control (VFI), Maximum Energy Saving (VFD), High Efficiency and Power Conditioning (VI)
• Most efficient Class 1 UPS available: up to 99% efficiency TUV certified, produces lower running costs
• Scalable up to 9.6MW; the highest active power rating available for static UPS systems
• Unity input power factor with less than 3% THDi resulting in more power for the same current
• Full IGBT double conversion UPS technology provides a secure, compact system
• Less energy dissipation due to high efficiency reduces necessary air conditioning size and power by 400%
• 100% uptime resulting from the reliability of a proven technology coupled with improved serviceability
• LIFE.net compatible enabling remote diagnosis of UPS condition in real time 24/7.
* Energy savings calculated at 10p per unit and assumes that UPS room is cooled by air conditioning with a co-efficient of efficiency of 1.7.