Commercial Applications for Surge Protection
In today’s digitally interconnected world, businesses rely heavily on electronic devices and sensitive equipment to carry out their operations effectively. However, the increasing prevalence of power surges poses a significant threat to these devices, potentially leading to equipment damage, data loss, and costly downtime. To mitigate such risks, surge protection systems have become indispensable for commercial establishments. This article explores the commercial applications of surge protection and highlights some of the innovative products offered by Innosys Power’s full line of Total Protection Solutions products.
Data Centres and Server Rooms
Data centres and server rooms house critical IT infrastructure, including servers, storage devices, and networking equipment. Any power surge can wreak havoc on these components, leading to extensive downtime and data loss. Surge protection systems, such as Innosys Power’s ComTrack™ CAT6, provide reliable protection against transient voltage spikes. These solutions safeguard sensitive equipment and ensure uninterrupted operation, preventing costly disruptions and data corruption.
Manufacturing facilities heavily rely on automated machinery, control systems, and sensitive electronic equipment. Power surges can disrupt production lines, damage machinery, and result in significant financial losses. Innosys Power offers surge protection solutions tailored to the unique requirements of manufacturing environments. ServiceTrack™ Series models protect main service, distribution panel, and branch panel applications. Their compact design allows for easy installation. An optional enhanced transient filter extends electronic equipment life and improves reliability. These surge protective devices (SPDs) shield critical equipment from high-energy transients, maintaining production efficiency and minimizing downtime.
In healthcare facilities, surge protection is crucial for protecting life-saving medical equipment and sensitive electronics. Surgical suites, diagnostic imaging equipment, patient monitoring systems, and electronic health records (EHR) systems must remain operational at all times. Innosys Power’s surge protection solutions, such as their medical-grade SPDs and isolated power panels, ensure the reliability and safety of critical healthcare infrastructure. These solutions provide an additional layer of protection against surges originating from internal and external sources. LowProfile™ models feature a 4-inch depth, allowing for in-wall flush mount applications. This is an ideal choice for sub-panel and critical load applications, as they feature the best enhanced transient filter (ETF) in the industry.
Financial institutions, including banks, stock exchanges, and trading floors, handle vast amounts of critical data and rely on complex electronic systems. A power surge or voltage spike can lead to trading disruptions, transaction failures, and potential financial losses. Innosys Power’s surge protection products offer robust protection for financial institutions’ electronic infrastructure. By safeguarding trading platforms, ATM networks, and data centres, these solutions ensure uninterrupted financial operations.
Retail and Hospitality
The retail and hospitality industries rely on various electronic systems, such as point-of-sale (POS) systems, digital signage, security cameras, and communication networks. A power surge can not only damage these devices but also disrupt customer transactions and compromise security. Innosys Power’s surge protection solutions provide reliable protection for retail and hospitality environments, preventing equipment damage and ensuring seamless customer experiences.
Educational institutions, including schools, colleges, and universities, increasingly depend on electronic systems for teaching, research, and administrative functions. Classroom technology, computer labs, and network infrastructure are vulnerable to power surges, potentially disrupting educational activities. Innosys Power’s dual technology of MOVs plus an enhanced transient filter provide a higher level of protection for electronics over standard MOV-only based SPDs.
Innosys Power’s surge protection systems for education environments protect devices, data, and sensitive equipment, enabling uninterrupted learning and reducing maintenance costs.
Many commercial and institutional facilities utilize an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). It is important to recognize that a UPS is not protected against voltage surges. Although surge protection is built into the UPS, this does not address surges coming in on the line (incoming) side. The consumer is still at risk of damaging the UPS, a critical piece of equipment in many facilities. If an assessment has been performed that determines loads on the UPS cannot go down as it would result in loss of revenue, information (data), or both, then the protection of the UPS is just as important as the UPS itself.
In commercial environments where electronic systems are indispensable, surge protection plays a crucial role in safeguarding critical equipment, data, and operations. Innosys Power offers a comprehensive range of surge protection products specifically designed for various commercial applications. Whether it’s data centres, manufacturing facilities, healthcare institutions, financial organizations, retail establishments, or educational institutions, Innosys Power’s innovative surge protection solutions provide peace of mind by ensuring the reliable and uninterrupted operation of sensitive equipment, mitigating downtime, and minimizing financial losses. By investing in surge protection, businesses and institutions can fortify their infrastructure and focus on their core activities, knowing they are protected against power surges and their potentially devastating consequences.