The success of efforts against vaccine-preventable disease is attributable in part to proper storage and handling of vaccines. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), almost 50% of vaccines go to waste every year because of improper handling, because of temperature control issues. With the new COVID-19 vaccines needs storage at very low temperatures, addressing this issue is more critical than ever before. With the implementation of the national COVID-19 immunization program in Malaysiahealthcare organizations need to act now to make sure they are ready to receive and administer these potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals. Already, hospitals are purchasing ultra-cold freezers specially designed to keep the vaccines at temperatures as low as -80 degrees Celsius. However, they may be neglecting key components of their solution, power conditioning, and emergency backup power for this critical equipment. For maintaining such low temperatures, the freezers require a great deal of power. Should the power source be compromised for any reason, it puts the limited supply of vaccines at risk, something that could be disastrous at this critical juncture in the fight against the coronavirus.
How to choose the right emergency power backup
A wrong selection could lead you to trouble on the one hand by downtime, damage of the equipment itself. Therefore, selecting the right UPS for protecting your appliances is a must, and the wisdom lies in clearly understanding your need and opt for the best selection. The freezers storing vaccines must have an advanced system to follow in case of power failure. Given the high stakes, an emergency backup power for the low-temperature freezers must be a part of the solution at each location where the vaccines will be stored. Preferably, that solution will include an intelligent Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that meets the following top five criteria-
- Online double conversion technology
There are three important UPS system configurations- offline, line-interactive, and online double conversion. For the most crucial applications, the online double-conversion UPS solution offers the highest degree of protection. The online continuous double-conversion process provides effective Isolation to the connected load from the defective power and therefore keeps the connected load safe. With this type of UPS, your ultra-low temperature freezers will be completely isolated from raw utility power, protecting the freezers from power sags, surges, blackouts, or brownouts that could compromise their capacity to keep the vaccines inside at the right temperature. In a true online double conversion UPS, the inverter is always on, offering a secure, stable power supply necessary for industries requiring uninterrupted uptime.
- Zero shifting time to batteries
Even in applications that use a generator, there is shift time involved in switching from the main power source to the backup generator. During that delay, freezer operation can be negatively impacted, risking the contents inside. A double-conversion UPS fills the shifting time gap with battery power until the generator kicks in. For premium protection, the UPS should transfer to battery backup power immediately, ensuring a reliable uninterruptible supply of power and a steady holding temperature for the vaccines.
- Extensible runtime
Sometimes a generator isn’t available or contingency planning for critical systems requires hours of battery runtime instead of just minutes. So that, a UPS model that can distinguish and connect with external battery cabinets for access to additional battery power can provide this level of support.
- Far-flung monitoring abilities
The intelligent UPS or uninterruptible power supply can manage all of the relevant battery states, such as voltage or temperature, and provides an accurate read of battery utilization. It’s important to know that the UPS running continuously as intended and doing its job around the clock. Facilities personnel also need to know the UPS batteries are fully charged and ready to discharge if and when they are needed. An intelligent UPS enables monitoring both remotely and locally, helping personnel to manage battery health and proactively predict battery replacement dates. Alarm notifications delivered via both email and text keep personnel informed of any power issues and expedite response time if there is ever a problem with the units. Smart-UPS system maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.
- Easy installation and operation
To have too many things to deal with, the healthcare operations right now, a UPS cannot add up more complexity to the equation. A plug-and-play system that is easy to install and configure and that can support multiple freezers to secure your emergency backup power remains a help instead of an obstacle. A compact, flexible form factor that can be set up on the floor or wall further streamlines installation and takes up minimal space. Ultimately, a user-friendly, legible interface for system insights and identification helps simplify ongoing system functioning and maintenance.
Covid19 vaccines will save lives and the right UPS system will save the vaccines
Researchers tell us that resistance to the spread of COVID-19 may not occur until we achieve herd immunity, which requires vaccination for at least 70 percent of humankind. That’s about 5.5 billion people, a mass inoculation effort on a scale the human race has never before attempted. Like all vaccines, these new vaccines needed to prevent COVID-19 will be temperature and time-sensitive. They’ll require carefully controlled cold storage, some at temperature ranges between -80 and -20 degrees Celsius and others between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. The new vaccines show much-needed hope for the battle against the coronavirus. Ultra-low temperature freezers, along with the online-double conversion UPS systems that back them up, will play vital roles in each healthcare facility’s efforts to ensure each dose is put to quality use. Online double conversion UPS systems are the ideal system for crucial applications as they diminish the possibility of a loss of electrical load. Their stability and performance and improved power usage efficiency (PUE) enhance their ROI. Right Power Technology, founded in 2000, as a pioneer in developing and manufacturing advanced UPS systems and solutions, Right Power Technology now has the enviable distinction of being a significant player in the industry, education, and commercial fields. Visit our official website to see the best ups suited to your requirements.