The modern health care industry relies on clean, always-on electrical power more than ever before. Facilities ranging from mammoth hospital data centers to small medical imaging suites need power in order to ensure quality and affordable patient care.
More and more facilities are adding uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to their electrical systems to supplement the emergency power systems specified by code and regulation. UPS systems mitigate damaging power disturbances and provide short-term backup power to bridge the time until the emergency power systems come on line.
This paper describes the key considerations a health care facility should examine when evaluating a UPS system, and evaluates both conventional battery-based systems and the Active Power CleanSource UPS and CleanSource HD UPS.