This is the battery backup workshop presentation that I did at Utilities Telecom Council of Canada (UTCC) 2014. This workshop introduced you to a critical aspect of telecommunications reliability: battery backup. The objective of the workshop is to make sure you always have enough battery backup.
The workshop is split in three parts:
Part 1 will introduce you to the physics of batteries and the reasons why they fail.
Part 2 will introduce you to battery backup from the perspective of a field operations technician and manager: how to calculate battery backup in terms of outage, how to perform preventive maintenance to help increase battery lifetime, which tests to perform to detect failing batteries, the different tests and their pros and cons and new NERC’s regulation (PRC-005-02) and their impact on field operations workload.
Part 3 will introduce you to battery backup from the perspective of planning and engineering: how to plan for enough battery backup, which records should you have to comply with NERC’s guidelines, how to update records at a regular interval to estimate if battery backup is still sufficient, which data should you use to update records and more.