Types of maintenance in SAIs and the need for proof of discharge

Types of maintenance in SAIs and the need for proof of discharge

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To really know the condition and optimize the life of any backup battery, Renobat ® proposes a combination of preventive, predictive and corrective procedures.

preventive: These are procedures that increase the reliability of the batteries when taking action to avoid the accelerated Deterioration.

Predictive: These are procedures that measure the changes in the condition of the batteries and allow a trend analysis to predict the state and the expected lifespan of the battery.

corrective: These are procedures that provide remedies for failures or problems that have been detected.

In the case of valve-regulated Lead-acid batteries, The annual discharge test began as the preferred method for measuring the capacity of the batteries and evaluating their condition. This is still the most accurate method to verify the condition of the batteries, and is valid only at the time of the Test. however, It does not predict the remaining lifespan in a battery.

In recent years, improvements in the design of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries and the high cost of discharge tests have resulted in many users seeking ways to reduce their regime and maintenance costs. The most frequently used technique instead of the complete discharge is a partial discharge using the installation load. This method has a great weakness in that many failures can remain undetected until the accepted lifetime limits of a battery have been exceeded.

Today there are better options to the current practice of performing the same battery test year after year to check the condition of the Batteries. A maintenance program like the one that can design Renobat ® based on the condition of the batteries and that uses tests better adapted to the age and current state of the Batteries. It usually involves lower-cost techniques for companies and provides an acceptable indicator of battery status at an earlier stage of its life cycle. when such tests show deterioration over certain levels, appropriate capacity tests will be introduced along with normal state tests with the same or more frequently.

By applying these methods throughout the life cycle of a Renobat ® battery you get substantial savingsfor companies. L

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