“Clean power is essential to reliable test results”
-Laboratory Equipment

The precise nature of today’s scientific testing and analysis demands that analytical instruments be able to run uninterrupted throughout a particular operation that can often take days or even weeks to perform. The stakes are high as unplanned downtime can cost up to six months for a single drug discovery experiment. Therefore, lab professionals must address important issues to prevent downtime and ensure reliable test results, including selecting an appropriate UPS solution.

“Avoiding power disturbances”
-Lab Manager

One of the most overlooked problems in the lab is the utility power source. Lab instruments, such as gas chromatographs (GC), are very sensitive to power problems. Unstable power—especially voltage irregularities–can lead to inaccurate test results and downtime. This article includes an actual real-world graph demonstrating how an on-line battery back-up system (on-line UPS) provides more stable and clean power than the more commonly used commercial backup system.

“The power of reliable results”
-Laboratory Equipment

Good power quality is essential to obtain reliable laboratory test results—and FEMA backup power guidelines may require power reliability in lab disaster plans. A power quality audit should be done and include every connected instrument. To ensure stable power quality, a backup generator and quality UPS are essential—issues to consider are discussed

“Does your backup power meet guidelines and mandates?”
-MLO Magazine

This article examines the importance of backup power to effectively comply with CDC mandates and guidelines for vaccine refrigeration in the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) and for proper data backup hardware in the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP).