Float current monitoring

Multitel’s FCCP

Multitel’s float current monitoring solution FCCP detects potential battery degradation before getting into a thermal runaway condition with a VRLA and UPS battery thermal runaway detector.

 

Our float current monitoring solution is a proactive way to detect many different VRLA and VLA battery issues before they impact end users’ quality of service. However, measuring float charging currents is difficult to achieve because of the current ripple. Multitel’s FCCP float charging current probe has been designed based on our innovative process that stabilizes the current. It provides an effective measuring technique to get accurate reading of currents in milliamperes.

 

Multitel’s float current monitoring solution is a standalone battery monitoring system that measures the float charging current to get on top of your batteries’ state of health. VRLA batteries are securely monitored without opening battery strings to avoid any leaking. The float charging current probe provides efficient maintenance, increased power backup reliability, and less profit-gouging downtimes.

 

The float current monitoring solution can be integrated into any critical location: cabinets, CEVs, WICS, Huts, and PCS sites. You can even connect the FCCP to a local alarm system for transmission to your OSS.

Compliance

Battery pack

NERC PRC-005-6

NERC standards require a testing program for backup power systems, such as bulk power systems and batteries. Power utilities owners need to document and implement programs for the maintenance of all protection system.

Multitel’s FCCP solution for float current monitoring helps power utilities and asset owner to help comply with NERC PRC-005-6 data collection frequency and measurement criteria. It allows users to determine if the station battery can perform as manufactured by evaluating cell/unit measurements indicative of battery performance against the station battery baseline.

IFC section 608 and NFPA 1. Article 52.

IFC and NFPA recommend that VRLA battery systems have approved method to preclude, detect and control thermal runaway. Multitel’s FCCP helps to meet this requirement by providing an effective measuring technique to get accurate readings of charging currents to detect signs of potential battery degradation and prevent thermal runaway long before damage begins.
Battery pack
Battery pack

NERC PRC-005-6 

NERC standards require a testing program for backup power systems, such as bulk power systems and batteries. Power utilities owners need to document and implement programs for the maintenance of all protection system. Multitel’s FCCP solution for float current monitoring helps power utilities and asset owner to help comply with NERC PRC-005-6 data collection frequency and measurement criteria. It allows users to determine if the station battery can perform as manufactured by evaluating cell/unit measurements indicative of battery performance against the station battery baseline.
Battery pack

IFC section 608 and NFPA 1. Article 52.

IFC and NFPA recommend that VRLA battery systems have approved method to preclude, detect and control thermal runaway. Multitel’s FCCP helps to meet this requirement by providing an effective measuring technique to get accurate readings of charging currents to detect signs of potential battery degradation and prevent thermal runaway long before damage begins.

FCCP questions

Yes. The FCCP provides a 0-50mV analog output signal directly proportional to the 0 to 5A input range. Therefore, using the Multitel FUSION RMU or the analog signal, you can precisely monitor and trend float current over time.

A thermal runaway is an incident that builds up slowly over time and results in an uncontrollable increase of temperature. Undetected thermal runaways can lead to costly damage to equipment and, in more severe case, fire or personal injury. Thermal runaway protection is therefore essential for your facility.

Yes. The FCCP will help you comply with IFC 608.3 and NFPA 1. Article 52 as a device to preclude, detect and control thermal runaway.

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