Kohler Uninterruptible Power provides royal protection
London’s prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum has contracted Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP) to supply, install and maintain a new 120KVA UPS system in its upgraded information and communications centre.
The V&A – the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design – has been undergoing an ambitious renovation programme since 2001. “The museum may be one of the oldest in the country, but its new IT infrastructure is state-of-the-art,” said Ed Fosbrook, Senior Facilities Manager at the V&A. “It’s vital that all our systems are protected from power failure and disturbance.”
“When awarding the contract we considered not only UPS system performance but also the nature and quality of the installation and maintenance services. We felt that the offer from KUP was very strong on all counts.”
“It’s vital that all our systems are protected from power failure and disturbance.”
“We proposed the PowerWAVE 9000DPA. The three-phase rack-format UPS system has high availability, operates with class leading efficiency and three power density, and has the lowest carbon footprint in the market.”
Alan Luscombe KUP Sales & Marketing Director remarked, “Having assessed the power protection requirements of the V&A, we proposed the PowerWAVE 9000DPA. The three-phase rack-format UPS system has high availability, operates with class leading efficiency and three power density, and has the lowest carbon footprint in the market.
“Its advanced decentralised parallel architecture (DPA) removes single points of failure, enabling near zero downtime and the lowest mean time to repair (MTTR) – minimising disruptions to the V&A’s IT systems. The system is fully flexible which facilitates right-sizing to its critical load, keeping energy costs to a minimum.”
Founded in 1852 and occupying 12.5 acres of building and gardens in London’s ‘Albertopolis’ district, the V&A houses a permanent collection of 4.5 million decorative arts and design objects in 145 galleries and attracts more than 2.5 million visitors every year.