Cellwatch is a sound financial investment
Power protection systems are a major investment, but the potential cost of an outage is a much greater risk to a company’s bottom line and business reputation.
Investing in a Cellwatch daily battery monitoring system will not only help prevent unplanned outages, but it will also generate a high return on investment very quickly – in many cases in the first year of deployment.
A Cellwatch installation is easily justified by the reduced maintenance costs alone — not to mention protecting the company from downtime, lost customers and lost revenue. If the current data center practice of PMs is monthly, the breakeven point for a Cellwatch installation could be as short as 9 months depending on the size and configuration.
Battery Life Extension
To ensure uptime, many data center operators routinely replace their batteries at a 4 or 5 year interval whether their batteries are demonstratively failing or not. With a Cellwatch system this practice can be abolished. Operators would know the health of their batteries daily, allowing them to extend battery life and to replace when the batteries begin to show signs of failure – delaying major expenses.
Fewer PMs + Battery Life Extension
Nearly every data center can realize significant cost savings when preventive maintenance reductions are combined with battery life extension.
The graph below reflects the combined savings experienced when PM costs are reduced and battery life is extended. In this example, a data center with 160 jars and Cellwatch installed will save $90K over a 7 year period compared to quarterly PMs and no battery monitoring system. When compared to monthly PMs and no battery monitoring, the savings would be greater than $250K. Larger battery deployments will save millions.
For the first year of this analysis, there is an opportunity to either purchase a replacement battery or to purchase a Cellwatch system. As you can see the savings can be realized immediately.
The battery configuration in this example consists of 4 strings each with 40 jars (160 jars).