ABB has launched the latest in a long line of innovative UPS products: The single-phase output version of the PowerLine DPA - launched in 2016 as three-phase output.
PowerLine DPA is an online double conversion modular device aimed at critical elements of manufacturing and process industries such as sensors, valves, meters, data concentrators, emergency lighting, fire and gas monitors, telecoms and security. Other applications such as distributed control systems (DCSs) and SCADA operations, motors, pumps, etc. can also be supported as can public infrastructure such as railway control, safety and signaling systems.
The PowerLine DPA features ABB’s decentralized parallel architecture (DPA™). In contrast to monolithic UPS architectures, with DPA every UPS module has all the essential functional units needed for independent operation. DPA increases system reliability and availability compared to other modular UPS solutions, as there is inherent redundancy between the UPS modules on all functional levels. DPA is ideal for organizations seeking zero downtime and low cost of ownership. With DPA modularity, N+1 redundancy is simple to configure and each PowerLine DPA cabinet can host up to three 40 kVA modules for 80 kVA N+1 of redundant power. Cabinets with up to 30 modules total can be hooked up in parallel.
Featuring smart and secure power connectors, the PowerLine DPA modules can be online-swapped, while other UPS modules in the system support the load, which both speeds and simplifies maintenance. This unique aspect of modularity directly addresses continuous uptime requirements, significantly reduces MTTR (mean time to repair), reduces inventory levels of specialist spare parts and simplifies system upgrades. Cost of ownership is further reduced by the UPS’s efficiency (up to 95 percent and more than 98.5 percent in Eco-mode).
The PowerLine DPA can easily cope with a variety of challenging environmental conditions including dust, water condensation, excessive humidity, corrosive air contamination and rough manhandling. High priority has been given to safety and the UPS features a high degree of protection for users and maintenance staff. A wide variety of battery backup technologies can be accommodated and fast recharging can ensure batteries are quickly back to operational levels. UPS design lifetime is 15 years.
“Because the PowerLine DPA has a high-overload capacity and robust short-circuit capability, it is ideal for critical industrial situations where selectivity and fault clearing are important. Not only that but optional interface boards allow remote monitoring or the integration of the UPS into a larger network,” says Giampiero Frisio, Managing Director of ABB’s Smart Power business. “In a world where skilled labor is scarce, with tighter operating margins and greater demands on energy efficiency, the PowerLine DPA delivers the goods and ensures the customer’s critical load is never without power, all with a low cost of ownership.”
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com