Chloride Power Protection has recently won a contract to supply more than 600 UPS units for the new terminal at Dubai International Airport – one of the world’s fastest growing airports, with annual passenger throughput of over 22 million people. To support this growth Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation has invested £2 billion in a major improvement project and started construction of a third terminal and concourse.
Chloride has been chosen to supply the airport with a distributed UPS solution including a mix of power ratings – 70-NET, 80-NET and 90-NET UPS – in what will be the largest concentration of three-phase UPS in the entire Middle East. There will be over 100 units of the Company’s new 80-NET Top version. The majority of the UPS are connected in a redundant parallel configuration. The distributed nature of the UPS plan, and the range of other critical infrastructure, requires an extensive integrated monitoring system to provide the necessary UPS system detail to the site power systems supervisors. The UPS will report to a Central Monitoring System (CMS) which in turn will send selected information from each UPS to a Building Information System (BIS). This will then send emergency information to the Building Management System (BMS) for the operators to determine what action is to be taken.
Chloride’s new central UPS monitoring software, ManageUPS CIO will be the Central Monitoring System (CMS) overseeing all 600+ individual UPS connected directly to the premises LAN via Chloride ManageUPS net adapters (Ethernet connection with embedded SNMP/WEB functionality). Information from ManageUPS CIO servers is retrieved by the BIS via BACnet IP protocol. The BIS then sends selective information to the airport BMS and flight control system that monitor baggage handling systems / check-in and other operational activities. This is to ensure that if any of these systems are affected by a power failure then they will take action to offer alternative technical solutions to overcome the problem, for example it may move a check-in function to another block of check-in desks & subsequently change the affected baggage handling system.