Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units

Uninterruptible power supply (ups) unit are described by characteristics such as standards, test requirements and mode of operation. An example use may be within a low voltage distribution system.

Uniclass2015 - Pr_60_70_64_93 Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units
Reference Notes
NBS Code

90-60-40/410 Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit

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Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide general principles of the design. Showing arrangement of system with their relationship to internal and external context, and key project criteria to suit a clients brief. General descriptions would be expected to communicate principles of materiality, scope, colour and context. Expect strategic coordination with other professions to show general principles of the design.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals at a Concept stage and support general spatial coordination.

Plan
Model

The above illustrations are for Inverters from the NBS section Inverters and power devices. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide developed principles of the design to a greater level of detail. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual development showing coordination for general size and primary relationships between different elements of the construction. Can form a brief for a specialist sub-contractor or fabricator to progress with their technical design, fabrication and installation. This would be expected to include critical dimensional coordination, performance requirements and qualities of finish.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals, confirming brief for technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

Plan
Model

The above illustrations are for Inverters from the NBS section Inverters and power devices. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide fixed principles of the design supporting procurement. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing coordination for general size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics. Graphical information represented may alter dependant on visual information to be produced, eg: Scope of work drawings, setting out, floor loading etc Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals at a Technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

Plan
Elevation
Model

The above illustrations are for Inverters from the NBS section Inverters and power devices. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.

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Requirement

Visual information to provide full information to support construction / installation. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing final coordination for size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics and sufficient information to support installation. Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To be updated during the construction process to reflect the final design, and to provide a future reference to sit alongside the O&M Manuals.

Plan
Elevation
Model

The above illustrations are for Inverters from the NBS section Inverters and power devices. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.

Download manufacturer object defintion template

Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

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Provide an outline description of the deliverable.

Name Definition
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
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Provide an outline description of the deliverable.

Name Definition
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
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Provide enough information to allow the selection of the manufacturer product to meet requirements. This information may also be used to replace the installed product during the operation stage of the building's lifecycle. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Standards An example value being To BS EN 62040-1 and BS EN 62040-3.
Test requirements An example value being Factory tests.
Mode of operation An example value being Off-line.
Configuration An example value being Single with bypass.
Load compatibility An example value being Suitable for use with loads operating at any power factor (leading or lagging) up to 0.9.
Input - Nominal voltage An example value being Single phase 230 V a.c.
Input - Voltage tolerance An example value being ±10% at full load.
Input - Frequency An example value being 50 Hz. ±2%.
Input - Power factor An example value being >0.98 at full load.
Input - Input current distortion (THDi) An example value being <3% at full load.
Input - Inrush current An example value being Limited by soft start to maximum I.
Maintenance bypass An example value being Internal fully interlocked.
Integral bypass operation - Automatic transfer of the load to the bypass source under the following conditions An example value being Inverter overload capacity exceeded.
Integral bypass operation - Re-transfer of the load from the bypass source An example value being Automatic unless under manual control or fault conditions are present.
Galvanic separation between input and output An example value being Required.
Inverter output - Rated output apparent power An example value being 20 kV·A.
Inverter output - Nominal voltage An example value being Single phase 230 V a.c.
Inverter output - Voltage tolerance An example value being <±1% static.
Inverter output - Voltage waveform An example value being Sinusoidal in both normal and stored energy mode of operation.
Inverter output - Voltage distortion An example value being <1% with linear load.
Inverter output - Nominal frequency An example value being 50 Hz.
Inverter output - Frequency tolerance An example value being ±0.1% with internal reference (free running).
Inverter output - Overload capability An example value being 110% for 60 minutes.
Inverter output - Operation on overload An example value being Operate visual and audible alarm indicator integral to UPS enclosure.
Inverter output - Output power factor (minimum) An example value being 0.85.
Inverter output - Crest factor An example value being >3:1.
Batteries - Location An example value being Battery shelving racks.
Batteries - Type An example value being Lead-acid pasted plate to BS 6290-3 and.
Batteries - Voltage An example value being 12 V.
Batteries - Number of cells (minimum) The Batteries - Number of cells (minimum) of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Batteries - Battery autonomy (stored energy time at rated power) An example value being 5 minutes.
Batteries - Battery service life (minimum) The Batteries - Battery service life (minimum) of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Batteries - Battery design (minimum) The Batteries - Battery design (minimum) of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Batteries - Fused parallel battery strings - Quantity (minimum) An example value being One.
Batteries - Fused parallel battery strings - Automatic disconnection of a faulty string An example value being Not required.
Batteries - Impact resistant plastic shields to intercell terminal and output terminals An example value being Required.
Batteries - Battery supply d.c. circuit breaker with overload and short circuit protection An example value being Required.
Batteries - Battery charger An example value being Ripple free battery charge.
Batteries - Battery recharge time - To 80% capacity An example value being <100 minutes.
Batteries - Battery recharge time - To 100% capacity An example value being Within four hours.
Batteries - Battery monitors - Type An example value being Microprocessor based.
Batteries - Battery monitors - Features An example value being Automatic battery discharge test at adjustable time intervals and with manual override.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Status indicators - During normal operation (on-line) indicate the following with green LED An example value being a.c. input to rectifier.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Status indicators - During mains failure indicate the following with green LED An example value being Load supplied from battery.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Status indicators - During mains failure indicate the following with red LED An example value being a.c. input to rectifier.
Controls, indicators and alarms - LCD display - Display the following information An example value being Input voltage to inverter.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Event log An example value being Record up to 64 fault occurrences including time and date for each occurrence. Provide user access to event log through LCD display.
Audible alarms - Type An example value being Integral alarm within UPS enclosure providing minimum 65 dBA at 1 m.
Audible alarms - Activation and reset An example value being Activated by any fault condition. Continuous output until fault cleared or alarm silenced. Silencing of the alarm must not clear LED status indication.
Communications and signalling An example value being SNMP adaptor.
Enclosure - Ingress protection (minimum) An example value being To BS EN 60529, IP20.
Enclosure - Material and construction - Type An example value being Welded carbon steel. Assemble to prevent distortion when the complete enclosure is lifted or transported.
Enclosure - Material and construction - Finish An example value being Epoxy powder coated.
Enclosure - Material and construction - Colour The Enclosure - Material and construction - Colour of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Enclosure - Lockable access doors An example value being Required.
Enclosure - Cable entry with removable gland plates An example value being For top entry cables.
Enclosure - Ventilation arrangement - Type An example value being Duplicate forced ventilation fans.
Enclosure - Ventilation arrangement - Fan failure alarms An example value being Required.
Enclosure - Noise emission - Sound pressure level in normal mode (maximum) An example value being 60 dBA at 1 m.
Enclosure - Noise emission - Sound pressure level in battery mode (maximum) An example value being 60 dBA at 1 m.
Efficiency - Overall (minimum) An example value being >89% at 25% load.
Efficiency - Eco mode (minimum) An example value being 98% at 100% load through bypass.
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Provide the information specific to the selected manufacturer and product reference. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Standards An example value being To BS EN 62040-1 and BS EN 62040-3.
Test requirements An example value being Factory tests.
Mode of operation An example value being Off-line.
Configuration An example value being Single with bypass.
Load compatibility An example value being Suitable for use with loads operating at any power factor (leading or lagging) up to 0.9.
Input - Nominal voltage An example value being Single phase 230 V a.c.
Input - Voltage tolerance An example value being ±10% at full load.
Input - Frequency An example value being 50 Hz. ±2%.
Input - Power factor An example value being >0.98 at full load.
Input - Input current distortion (THDi) An example value being <3% at full load.
Input - Inrush current An example value being Limited by soft start to maximum I.
Maintenance bypass An example value being Internal fully interlocked.
Integral bypass operation - Automatic transfer of the load to the bypass source under the following conditions An example value being Inverter overload capacity exceeded.
Integral bypass operation - Re-transfer of the load from the bypass source An example value being Automatic unless under manual control or fault conditions are present.
Galvanic separation between input and output An example value being Required.
Inverter output - Rated output apparent power An example value being 20 kV·A.
Inverter output - Nominal voltage An example value being Single phase 230 V a.c.
Inverter output - Voltage tolerance An example value being <±1% static.
Inverter output - Voltage waveform An example value being Sinusoidal in both normal and stored energy mode of operation.
Inverter output - Voltage distortion An example value being <1% with linear load.
Inverter output - Nominal frequency An example value being 50 Hz.
Inverter output - Frequency tolerance An example value being ±0.1% with internal reference (free running).
Inverter output - Overload capability An example value being 110% for 60 minutes.
Inverter output - Operation on overload An example value being Operate visual and audible alarm indicator integral to UPS enclosure.
Inverter output - Output power factor (minimum) An example value being 0.85.
Inverter output - Crest factor An example value being >3:1.
Batteries - Location An example value being Battery shelving racks.
Batteries - Type An example value being Lead-acid pasted plate to BS 6290-3 and.
Batteries - Voltage An example value being 12 V.
Batteries - Number of cells (minimum) The Batteries - Number of cells (minimum) of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Batteries - Battery autonomy (stored energy time at rated power) An example value being 5 minutes.
Batteries - Battery service life (minimum) The Batteries - Battery service life (minimum) of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Batteries - Battery design (minimum) The Batteries - Battery design (minimum) of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Batteries - Fused parallel battery strings - Quantity (minimum) An example value being One.
Batteries - Fused parallel battery strings - Automatic disconnection of a faulty string An example value being Not required.
Batteries - Impact resistant plastic shields to intercell terminal and output terminals An example value being Required.
Batteries - Battery supply d.c. circuit breaker with overload and short circuit protection An example value being Required.
Batteries - Battery charger An example value being Ripple free battery charge.
Batteries - Battery recharge time - To 80% capacity An example value being <100 minutes.
Batteries - Battery recharge time - To 100% capacity An example value being Within four hours.
Batteries - Battery monitors - Type An example value being Microprocessor based.
Batteries - Battery monitors - Features An example value being Automatic battery discharge test at adjustable time intervals and with manual override.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Status indicators - During normal operation (on-line) indicate the following with green LED An example value being a.c. input to rectifier.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Status indicators - During mains failure indicate the following with green LED An example value being Load supplied from battery.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Status indicators - During mains failure indicate the following with red LED An example value being a.c. input to rectifier.
Controls, indicators and alarms - LCD display - Display the following information An example value being Input voltage to inverter.
Controls, indicators and alarms - Event log An example value being Record up to 64 fault occurrences including time and date for each occurrence. Provide user access to event log through LCD display.
Audible alarms - Type An example value being Integral alarm within UPS enclosure providing minimum 65 dBA at 1 m.
Audible alarms - Activation and reset An example value being Activated by any fault condition. Continuous output until fault cleared or alarm silenced. Silencing of the alarm must not clear LED status indication.
Communications and signalling An example value being SNMP adaptor.
Enclosure - Ingress protection (minimum) An example value being To BS EN 60529, IP20.
Enclosure - Material and construction - Type An example value being Welded carbon steel. Assemble to prevent distortion when the complete enclosure is lifted or transported.
Enclosure - Material and construction - Finish An example value being Epoxy powder coated.
Enclosure - Material and construction - Colour The Enclosure - Material and construction - Colour of the Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units.
Enclosure - Lockable access doors An example value being Required.
Enclosure - Cable entry with removable gland plates An example value being For top entry cables.
Enclosure - Ventilation arrangement - Type An example value being Duplicate forced ventilation fans.
Enclosure - Ventilation arrangement - Fan failure alarms An example value being Required.
Enclosure - Noise emission - Sound pressure level in normal mode (maximum) An example value being 60 dBA at 1 m.
Enclosure - Noise emission - Sound pressure level in battery mode (maximum) An example value being 60 dBA at 1 m.
Efficiency - Overall (minimum) An example value being >89% at 25% load.
Efficiency - Eco mode (minimum) An example value being 98% at 100% load through bypass.
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Provide the information specific to the installed deliverable that is required for operation and maintenance. Information covering the detailed maintenance should also be provided in the associated PDF manuals.

Name Definition
Asset type An indication of whether the object is fixed or movable.
Manufacturer Email address for the organisation responsible for supplying or manufacturing the object
ModelNumber The product, item or unit number assigned by the manufacturer of the object.
Warranty guarantor (parts) Email address for the organisation responsible for the parts warranty.
Warranty duration (parts) Duration of parts warranty.
Warranty guarantor (labour) Email address for the organisation responsible for the labour warranty.
Warranty duration (labour) Duration of labour warranty.
Warranty duration unit Duration of warranties (typical value is 'years').
Replacement cost An indicative cost for unit replacement.
Expected life The typical service life of the object.
Duration unit Duration of expected life (typical value is 'years')
Warranty description Description of the warranty content and any exclusions.
Nominal length Typically the larger or primary horizontal dimension.
Nominal width Nominal width of product, typically the characteristic or secondary horizontal or characteristic dimension.
Nominal height Typically the vertical or secondary characteristic dimension.
ModelReference The name of the object as used by the manufacturer.
Shape Characteristic shape of product.
Size Characteristic size of product.
Colour Characteristic or primary colour of product.
Finish Characteristic or primary finish of product.
Grade Standard grading which the product corresponds.
Material Characteristic or primary material of product.
Constituents Optional constituent features, parts or finishes.
Features Other important characteristics or features relevant to product specification.
Accessibility performance The accessibility issue(s) which the object satisfies.
Sustainability performance Description of the sustainability issue(s) which the object satisfies
Code performance The code compliance requirement(s) which the object satisfies
Serial number The serial number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the manufacturer (per instance).
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Warranty start date The date on which the warranty commences.
Tag number The tag number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the occupier (per instance).
Bar code The identity of the bar code (or rfid) given to an occurrence of the product (per instance).
Asset identifier The identification assigned to an asset that enables its differentiation from other assets.