We recently carried out an impressive upgrade at Infrabel. Two ageing battery banks were replaced with brand new OPzS cells. One bank had a capacity of 150V 250Ah, the other 40V 450Ah.
Given the crucial UPS function of these systems, keeping downtime to a minimum was essential. With tight planning and efficient execution, we dismantled the old systems and installed the new ones in a record time of just 5 hours!
Moreover, we took into account the customer’s feedback on the previous system. Refilling water was a time-consuming process, so we placed the new cells in stepped racks. This makes maintenance and refilling much more ergonomic. We also installed water-saving clocks to reduce the number of interventions.
This project is a perfect example of how we strive for continuous improvement and innovation together with Infrabel. We are proud of the result and look forward to the next challenge!