Emerson Network Power has expanded battery services delivered by its Electrical Reliability Services business, an independent electrical testing, maintenance and engineering service company. Emerson has long provided battery services to customers, but has now expanded its capabilities to offer a more comprehensive battery management solution designed to protect utility and industrial customers’ emergency power systems. These expanded services include capacity and load testing, battery charger maintenance, battery replacement and regular preventive maintenance programs.
To deliver these expanded services to customers locally, Emerson Network Power has invested in new Mobile DC Power Services units located strategically across the US. These custom-engineered units enable DC system maintenance to be performed on site with all the necessary power and safety equipment conveniently located in a mobile unit, ensuring a reliable temporary power source when conducting required DC system maintenance.
“Our new mobile units add a unique offering to our already robust line of battery services,” said Tom Nation, vice president and general manager, for Emerson Network Power’s Electrical Reliability Services. “They are packed with state-of-the-art technology that allows for the most accurate, repeatable, and safe DC system maintenance, and they ensure there is no downtime or interruption to our customers’ businesses.”
In addition to continuous operation, customers who take advantage of these expanded capabilities will also see increased battery life and backup time; maximum system reliability; improved compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); as well as reduced overall maintenance costs.
“In industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation, a maintenance plan targeted specifically to the batteries that support the emergency power system is required. We’ve seen firsthand how neglecting battery maintenance can cause unplanned downtime leading to dangerous chemical process instability, damage to process equipment, or in some cases, the complete and costly shutdown of a facility,” Nation said.
Emerson’s Electrical Reliability Services has been providing comprehensive service solutions to data center, utility and industrial customers for decades. Having more than 30 service centers, expanded battery service capabilities, and the mobile units mean its team is available 24/7 to provide customers with industry-leading, on-site battery services.