Ensuring Uptime in the Government Sector: Preventive Maintenance Provides Necessary Checks & Balances
From military installations to education sites to public safety applications, today’s governmental entities demand continuous availability and uptime. Whether operating at a local, state or federal level, the ability to maintain a reliable, predictable environment is critical to the delivery of public services, where even the briefest amount of downtime can cause widespread disruption. In fact, a 2016 study assessed the average cost of downtime at upwards of $5 million per hour in industries with the highest risk, including government.
In addition to helping avert downtime, leveraging regularly scheduled preventive maintenance (PM) for your critical power equipment also enables you to cut through the red tape associated with unplanned, unbudgeted repairs.
In fact, research has proven that routine maintenance is among the most cost-effective and successful strategies to prevent downtime and minimize the chance of costly equipment failure. Studies have revealed that more than two-thirds of downtime events stem from preventable causes, including insufficient maintenance and components wearing out due to age. Meanwhile, up to 20% fail because of bad batteries.
Backed by decades of experience, Unified Power offers an extensive range of service options to ensure the ongoing, optimal performance of UPS systems and generators in governmental applications. Professionally trained on all major manufacturers’ equipment and an affordable service alternative to Original Equipment Manufacturers, Unified Power’s technicians are experts in identifying potential problems, ascertaining overall system reliability and validating the operation of critical power infrastructure. With technicians located across the nation, Unified Power is ready to perform the services you need at your convenience ── whether it’s the middle of the night or during regular business hours.
Comprehensive Government UPS Services
Preventive maintenance is key to recognizing premature wear and tear, damage to parts and components, hot spots and other factors that make a UPS susceptible to downtime. Scheduling preventive UPS maintenance for your government equipment helps ensure that your systems function reliably year-round.
During scheduled maintenance, our field engineers will inspect, test and clean your system, keeping an eye out for common causes of UPS failures, such as problems with batteries, capacitors, internal connections, fans, blocked air filters, and stress or overheating of power supplies. In addition to keeping power equipment running efficiently, UPS maintenance services make it possible to detect a potential issue before it leads to a failure or unexpected downtime ─ saving time and money, while also extending the lifespan of your equipment.
Our offering includes:
● UPS Preventive Maintenance Plans
● Emergency Service
● UPS Rentals
● Battery Preventive Maintenance, Capacity Testing & Recycling
● UPS Capacitor Service
When determining which maintenance schedule to choose, consider factors such as the UPS’s environment, the cost of downtime to your organization and the importance of the load supported. Also, when choosing a government UPS preventive maintenance plan, be sure to keep any site requirements or local regulations in mind.
Critical Government Generator Services
Like our UPS services, Unified Power’s generator services enable issues to be identified and resolved before they turn into expensive problems. During maintenance, all generator parts are checked, cleaned and tested to ensure they are functioning as intended, resulting in the ability to proactively detect issues, optimize ongoing performance and safety, save money and bolster overall efficiency.
The Unified Power Difference
For more than two decades, Unified Power has been a trusted provider of world-class services that optimize the reliability and performance of critical power equipment. Engaging for service with Unified Power gives you access to:
- 24/7 national dispatch center with guaranteed emergency response times
- Highly skilled and continuously trained technicians
- Dedicated account manager
- World-class technical support
- Comprehensive web-based service reporting
- Immediate access to logistics and parts
- Preferred customer rates for non-contract services
- Average savings of 20% on maintenance agreements
Why Do Government Entities Need a UPS?
Whether at the local, state or federal level, government entities can benefit from having a UPS. During a power outage, these systems provide interim power so an organization can safely shut down critical systems, as well as ride through time for a backup generator to power on.
Hard shutdowns from blackouts don’t just put your data at risk; they can cause equipment damage that necessitates costly repairs. In some instances, you may need to replace the components or an entire device, which can impact your efficiency and bottom line. In addition, without a UPS, unsaved data could be permanently lost during an unexpected shutdown.
Reasons for a Standby Generator in a Government Building
Depending on the location of your government building, a standby generator can either be a recommended or required addition. Be sure to review local codes when deciding whether to install one at your facility. Even if it’s not required by law, there are several reasons why it is beneficial to have a standby generator in your government building.
While a UPS for government facilities represents the first line of defense during an outage ─ allowing time to safely shut down critical equipment and carry the load until a standby generator is up and running ─ once the transition from the UPS is complete, a generator will keep operations up and running until it runs out of fuel.
Several factors should influence the specific system you install in your building, including your location, the age and layout of the facility, the load size and its importance, and your budget.
Get a Quote for Our Preventive Maintenance Services
At Unified Power, our factory-trained technicians have the experience and equipment to deliver prompt, mission-critical power services. No matter what type of equipment you have, we’ll take care of all your needs.
You can count on our team to deliver regular maintenance plans for government entities, as well as 24-hour emergency UPS services when you need them most — and we’ll do it at an affordable price.