Continuity during power cuts
When everything goes wrong, that’s when you need to be able to rely on a network. The specialists in our System-related Power Supply team (SEV in Dutch) are skilled and experienced in installing, managing and maintaining emergency power supply. Things can still go wrong. A disruption of only two seconds at the outlet of a diesel no-break system caused an interruption on a large client’s network. Of course we try to prevent this with good maintenance and management, but if things do go wrong, we work with our client to turn the problem into an opportunity for improvement.
A no-break system makes sure that a network switches to the emergency power supply if the primary power supply fails.
In Amsterdam, the system initially consisted of an older diesel no-break system, which was the single source of power for the services. When a problem occurred in this system, there was an interruption of two seconds on the services.
Allinq employees were on site so they were able to resolve the problem quickly. The team then quickly built three temporary static no-break systems that provided an extra no-break supply for the services. Thanks to this separate supply, faults in a no-break system have no impact on the services.