'Energy Saver System' from Eaton enables optimum UPS system efficiency, reliability

Eaton says its Energy Saver System technology enables large, three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) to operate at up to 99 percent efficiency without sacrificing reliability.

November 2, 2009 --Eaton has introduced its Energy Saver System technology, currently available as an option and upgrade for the Eaton 9395 and 9390 UPSs. The company claims the technology enables large, three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) to operate at up to 99 percent efficiency without sacrificing reliability.

As part of Eaton’s Energy Advantage Architecture (EAA) platform, the Energy Saver System technology is billed as driving UPS energy losses "to nearly zero, dramatically reducing energy consumption, environmental impact and power costs." The company claims the system can detect changes in power conditions - and transition to the appropriate corrective mode - faster and more reliably than conventional “eco-mode” capabilities commonly available with legacy UPS products.

Depending on conditions, UPSs enabled with the Energy Saver System can operate in standard, double-conversion, high alert or storm detection mode via flexible, user-controlled functionality.

“While advances in technology during the past 30 years have dramatically improved the efficiency of UPSs, specifying engineers often had to choose a UPS based on mutually exclusive merits, either highest efficiency or highest protection,” comments Jim Davis, three-phase business unit manager, Eaton’s Power Quality and Control Operations. “With the Energy Saver System there is no compromise, a single UPS delivers consistent power quality and protection for IT systems with the highest efficiency across all load ranges.”

NetRiver, an early adopter of the Energy Saver System technology, is among the leading providers of collocation and interconnect services in Washington State. NetRiver provides a resilient platform for carriers, Internet content companies, hosting firms and enterprises to outsource their data center and network operations. The company turned to Eaton when it faced a major expansion for a new collocation data center.

“We needed another 1.5 megawatts of clean, computer-grade power to match our growth,” says Adam Vierra, sales and marketing manager, NetRiver. “The 99 percent UPS efficiency with Energy Saver System is incredible. We’re talking about megawatts of power here, a large baseline of power consumption. When you take that over days, months and years, there’s the potential for hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in savings.”

For more information about Eaton’s Energy Saver System, visit www.eaton.com/ess. To learn more about all of Eaton’s power quality products and services, visit www.eaton.com/powerquality.

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