Centiel shortlisted in three categories at this year’s ER Excellence Awards

Centiel has been nominated in three categories at this year’s Electrical Review Excellence Awards: Power Project of the Year, Power Product of the Year and Energy Saving Project of the Year.

The 2019 awards recognise projects that embrace the latest in electrical engineering, display forward-thinking and implementation, and champion the highest environmental, safety and energy efficiency standards.

Mike Elms, Managing Director Centiel UK comments, “It is really exciting that both our innovative introduction of ‘top cable entry’ for our CumulusPower 4th Generation true modular UPS, plus two unique client installations have been highlighted in relation to these prestigious awards.”

Elms explains, “Until now, most UPS units’ final power connections have been at low level within the UPS frame.  This made the bending radius of larger cables problematic if cables were installed at floor level, or worse, at a high level and then either had to be run down a tray/ladder to then be worked into the bottom of the UPS frame, or a separate top cable entry enclosure had to be installed which obviously had both a financial and footprint penalty.

“Last year we introduced a new solution for ‘top cable entry’ directly into our Modular frame, meaning additional cost and space are saved.  The modular configuration of CumulusPower allows the option of having UPS input terminals at either low or high level within the frame, to accept cables from below or above depending on customers’ requirements.  This offers total flexibility when integrating into existing or new electrical infrastructure.

“In addition to the product innovation nomination, Centiel has also been selected for excellence in two client projects:  one in central London and another for two large datacentres in the Channel Islands.  For the datacentre installation, the end user confirmed a significant reduction in air cooling requirements following the installation of CumulusPower as a result of its industry-leading highest operating efficiency of 97% while in full on-line operating mode.

“As a company, Centiel is continually focused on reducing the environmental impact of its UPS solutions and so recognition in the Energy Saving Project of the Year is particularly important to us. Our focus on right-sizing while maintaining maximum efficiency means the air conditioning required is significantly less using our solutions and we hope bringing this to the attention of the industry in this way will ultimately provide widespread benefits in relation to environmental impact of UPS application.”

The overall winners for the Electrical Review Excellence Awards will be announced at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on London’s Park Lane on May 30, 2019.

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