The best battery monitoring system on the market today
Mission-critical services and critical infrastructure facilities require reliable, uninterruptable power. For these applications, it is common to have backup battery plants that can run the equipment at the site for hours, or at least until a backup generator is ready to take the load.
Batteries are a weak link in any mission-critical power system and must be monitored & proactively maintained in order to obtain the rated service life and the longest possible run times.
Remote battery monitoring can save maintenance costs, predict impending battery failures, extend battery service life, and improve overall site availability.
Automating Remote Battery Monitoring
Traditional manual testing of batteries and generators is time-consuming and expensive, resulting in only a few data points being collected yearly.
In addition, periodic manual measurements produce variable data, depending on how the technician makes the measurements and the type of instrument used.
This measurement data is seldom data-based in a form that can be “mined” for trends, so manual testing is not as useful or valuable as it could be. Automated remote measuring and monitoring systems can provide continuous and repeatable test data with thousands of data points per year.
These data records can be logged and mined for indications of equipment that needs maintenance or replacement, trends that predict future equipment failures, and environmental parameters that might affect equipment operation or life expectancy.
PowerAgent Battery Monitoring System
No proprietary control unit, No complex battery interface wires
Small intelligent sensors mounted to each battery deliver individual battery-specific information
Long life, no maintenance
mechanical and electrical connections to the battery are only made once at installation time
Freedom of Software
Hardware and software decoupled allowing you the choice of software
Battery monitoring application examples
Data Centers are one of the largest consumers of electric energy and are depended upon for very high standards of availability. Downtime can cost millions of dollars per minute. Batteries are employed as a bridge power source until backup generators can cut in and so the condition of those batteries is of paramount importance. PBT’s BMS system is in use with some of the world’s largest and best-known data system operators.
Recent Federal regulations require electric generation utilities to provide periodic measurements on their standby battery power systems. Most now recognize that manual measurement methods are time-consuming and expensive and are now deploying automated data collection systems such as PBT's Battery Monitoring System. PBT's system meets all the requirements of the PRC-006 standard.
The PBT Battery Monitoring System was designed specifically for Telecom and is cost-scaleable for large or small battery installations. PBT BMS systems are the de-facto standard for Cable TV networks but are also in widespread use in other Telecom environments such as equipment huts, closet installations, and traffic light controllers.