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Site surveys are essential for any successful UPS or generator installation, or to evaluate and upgrade an existing setup. It is vital that a suitable site visit and survey is undertaken at the start of any project or when any upgrades are made.

Here is a quick overview of what we can offer but please read on for full details.

New UPS or Generator installation

  • Establish current power requirements and potential for future growth
  • Assess logistics, space planning and environmental requirements
  • Full electrical/mechanical installation & commissioning services
  • Evaluate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Evaluate remote monitoring and maintenance plans
  • Survey site access and delivery routes
  • Determine connection points and cable routing
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Existing UPS or Generator installation

  • A full condition report on your existing UPS and/or Generator
  • Evaluation of the viability and efficiency of your current UPS and/or Generator system
  • Total cost of ownership comparison between your existing system vs latest green technologies
  • Full electrical/mechanical installation & commissioning services
  • Evaluate remote monitoring and service plans
  • Additional load requirement evaluation

We cover more details about our FREE site surveys below. We explain what we look for during a site survey, how long it takes and why it is so important to start any project with a site visit and comprehensive site survey.

If you would rather speak to one of our experts, call us today or email our team to discuss your UPS or generator survey requirements.

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Why You Would Need a Site Survey

Site surveys are essential for new installations to get the correct UPS system or generator that meets your business requirement and budget.

Surveys are also essential for projects where a UPS or generator is already in place. Here we can evaluate the efficiency of your current setup and compare it to the latest, more advanced, and greener solutions we offer.

We also look to see if supporting parts of the UPS like batteries and AC & DC Capacitors need to be replaced.

To make sure you get the correct UPS or generator we will send one of our qualified experts to your premises and carry out a free and comprehensive survey. From this survey we can assess your requirements to make sure we provide you with the right power protection solution for your business.

Our UK nationwide surveys usually take around 2 hours and are carried out during normal working hours. Read on to find out what we look for when we carry out a site survey.

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What We Look For During a Site Survey

A survey would be carried out by one of our power management specialists who follow a comprehensive site survey audit process. We typically look at a standard set of questions to identify your power needs and highlight any potential areas that require further investigation:

  • Assess the load size and electrical profile – load / voltage / battery runtime
  • Physical location and environment of UPS / generator – room temperature / floor space
  • Suitability of existing UPS and battery installation
  • Delivery route and logistics requirements – height, weight, time restrictions / is loading equipment needed, stair walkers etc
  • Assess any remote monitoring requirements
  • Ongoing maintenance and technical support requirements
  • General programme of works and preferred installation timeframe
  • Discuss existing UPS and battery installation for recycling and disposal options
  • Relocating of existing equipment

Full Quotation Provided Following Any Survey

Our site surveys are always followed up with a comprehensive quotation for both new and existing installations. We detail all aspects of the proposed solution, enabling the implementation of your essential business continuity plan.

Our quotes are clear and easy to understand with all line items individually priced for transparency.

The system design will be specified from a wide choice of major manufacturers that we work closely with from APC, Eaton, Socomec, Riello, Vertiv and SDMO / Kohler.

All designs are chosen based on the best fit for your requirements. This might be a technical edge, smallest footprint or simply the most efficient and cost effective product to suit your budget.

If a survey includes an evaluation of an existing UPS or generator then we will provide you with a full quotation on any remedial works identified – from service and maintenance plans, UPS overhauls, battery replacements or upgrading to a new more efficient backup solution.


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If you wish to optimise an existing UPS or generator setup and wish to upgrade or expand or if you are looking to install a brand new backup power solution, then a site survey is the perfect place to start.

The experts here at Specialist Power Systems would love to speak to you so email us today at [email protected] or call us on 01234 851155 to book your free site survey.

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