Understanding EPO and its Downtime Risks

  • Reference

    SPD_ASTE-5T3TTT_EN

  • Type

    White paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    27/01/2015

  • Version

    V5

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  • Reference

    SPD_ASTE-5T3TTT_EN

  • Type

    White paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    27/01/2015

  • Version

    V5

Description:

An Emergency Power Off (EPO) system is a control mechanism, formally known as a “disconnecting means.” It is intended to power down a single piece of electronic equipment or an entire installation from a single point. EPO is employed in many applications such as industrial processes and information technology (IT). This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of EPO for protecting data centers and small IT equipment rooms containing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Various codes and standards that require EPO are discussed. Recommended practices are suggested for the use of EPO with UPS systems.

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Description:

An Emergency Power Off (EPO) system is a control mechanism, formally known as a “disconnecting means.” It is intended to power down a single piece of electronic equipment or an entire installation from a single point. EPO is employed in many applications such as industrial processes and information technology (IT). This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of EPO for protecting data centers and small IT equipment rooms containing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Various codes and standards that require EPO are discussed. Recommended practices are suggested for the use of EPO with UPS systems.

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