Optimise the life of your IT facility
Continu has delivered backup power protection solutions for business critical IT systems for over 20 years.
Our experience and technical knowledge of working with world-leading manufacturers, from design through to build, has taught us what works.
Whatever challenges your business is facing we can help ensure your IT facility is fully prepared and protected against power problems and has a clean, future-proofed and efficient backup power solution. This strategy will keep your critical systems up and running, store your energy, save you money, prevent downtime and protect your data.
Service Support Plans
Full access to qualified, dedicated support
Our dedicated, fully trained engineers ensures full access to qualified and dedicated solution engineers, on-going support, technical information and access to the latest developments within the data centre infrastructure environment. We heavily invest in official manufacturers training ensuring you have a robust and trusted service partner with vital access to genuine spare parts and the latest software. With our expert UPS knowledge, regardless of your UPS brand, we can help.
What if our UPS system is still under warranty?
Although your UPS unit may still be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, most businesses benefit from having a Service Support Plan in place. This is because the manufacturer’s warranty will not guarantee engineer response times or cover preventative maintenance. We offer ‘lite’ Support Plans for units still under warranty, for peace of mind.
Choosing the right plan for your business.
View Service Support Plan options. To ensure you get the best advice and fit for your business, simply Contact Us.
Protecting Your Capital
Leasing your IT products offers an attractive alternative to purchasing outright. Our comprehensive leasing terms protect your capital and give you greater leverage and leeway when it comes to credit lines with banks and suppliers. The capital cost is spread across the leased item’s entire service life. With our trade-up option, you can replace your leased items with newer technology within the term of contract — without necessarily increasing your leasing payments. Some of the benefits to you of leasing:
✔ Safeguard your liquidity
✔ Improve your company’s credit rating
✔ Enjoy reliable budgeting on the basis of consistent leasing payments
✔ Be sure of access to cutting-edge technology
✔ Leasing available from a purchase price of £500 (net)
Continu work with leasing specialists to offer you uniquely advantageous terms which give you maximum flexibility. With complete transparency, fast turnaround and exceptional customer service.
To find out more about leasing options for your IT products, Contact Us.
Data Centre Design
Future-proof your IT facility
Whether you’re moving into a new build or you want to extend the life of your existing space, it’s essential to have the right back-up power infrastructure in place.
When you work with Continu, our engineering team will oversee your project from its design through to installation, commission and after sales service support. We provide simple standalone or fully integrated solutions for server rooms, right through to large datacentres. We have experience of working within some of the most critical and challenging IT sites in Ireland.
One major benefit of working with us is that we are able to handle every aspect of your back-up power infrastructure without you needing to coordinate several different suppliers – this includes the planning, design, build, upgrades, remote monitoring and ongoing service support. You have a single point of contact, which helps keep communication flowing.
Utilising innovative design tools, we provide integrated solutions that modernize your physical infrastructure while optimizing performance, space and availability. As an APC Elite and Riello partner we have access to the leading data centre design products for small comms rooms, server rooms to large scale data centres including containerised and prefabricated solutions. We ensure your IT environment is resilient, eco-efficient, flexible and scalable.
Our team of specialist trained engineers have the skills and experience to ensure your critical physical infrastructure is protected throughout the project.
To start planning your data centre, Contact Us
Load Bank Testing
Preventing problems before they occur
Load bank testing can help you to prevent back-up power problems before they occur and should ideally be carried out at least once a year at a minimum.
By carrying out fully controlled load bank testing on-site, we can accurately mimic the operational load that a power source will see in actual application. This will show whether your critical backup power systems such as UPS have the ability to perform in the event of an emergency.
Load bank testing can help improve the life of your back-up power systems, and will give you peace of mind that your backup power will keep your IT systems and business up and running if there are unplanned power interruptions.
For more information about load bank testing and keeping your backup equipment in peak operating condition, Contact Us
Support when you need it most
Backup Power Systems contain consumable parts that at some point will fail. The system will alarm and it is vital a trained engineer with the appropriate software diagnoses the problem. Your system may still be under warranty, however this doesn’t guarantee an engineer response.
Our specialist engineers are fully manufacturer trained to quickly diagnose problems and get your business back up and running as efficiently as possible.
To arrange an emergency call-out, contact us at any time on 02890 454900
We will respond and get on-site as quickly as possible.
Ad hoc Repairs
Fully Qualified Backup Power Engineers
We understand how critical your I.T. systems are and the cost of downtime to your business.
In the event you do not have a Service Support Plan in place, we can carry out ad hoc repairs to get your systems backup and running.
We will also make recommendations to ensure that you have a hassle-free backup power experience moving forwards.
To arrange a repair, Contact Us
Data Centre Battery Build
Specialist, experienced battery building team
Our battery building team design, supply and erect entire data centre battery systems including supply and install of necessary DC cabling and complete project management. From smaller server rooms to large scale data centres, our team have an unrivalled reputation for efficiency, safety and quality. Our team, with 15 years experience, has completed data centre build projects for the largest global cloud providers in Ireland. Read our Case Study for further details. Contact us today about your project.
Reduce your outage risks – Powershield
If you’re operating mission critical systems and relying on the protection of a UPS and battery bank, then it can make sense to have battery monitoring. It’s about peace of mind – knowing that the UPS batteries are healthy and being constantly monitored. We have the training, technology and experience to expertly install battery monitoring systems. Continu work in partnership with the world leading battery monitoring experts, PowerShield.
Ensure your stand-by batteries are actually standing by. Data centers, financial services, heavy industry, communications and transport are all critical services that rely on continuous power and can’t afford to be left in the dark.
PowerShield provides Battery Management Systems that continuously monitor and safeguard the flawless execution of the battery whenever the UPS is relied upon to keep your mission critical systems up and running. PowerShield monitors, analyses, manages and reports. PowerShield provides business continuity, reduces reputational risks and allows you to save on needless routine replacement. For further information read about how Continu have installed PowerShield Battery Montoring in one of the latest projects.
Contact us for more information on Powershield Battery Monitoring.
Safeguard Your Backup System
Your batteries are critical to your UPS. The number one cause of UPS failure is battery failure. Continu can help you avoid this.
Battery testing and monitoring are critical elements of a complete power check-up. Regular battery testing is vital to ensure the integrity of your backup power system. We utilise conductance testing for VRLA batteries and SG testing for wet cells and provide comprehensive reports with detailed recommendations. Our engineers are manufacturer trained backup power experts, helping your prolong the life of your equipment.
Worried about your batteries? Contact us to get a system health check!
Battery Replacement and Disposal
If your backup system is indicating a battery alarm it is critical to quickly identify the exact faulty cell and replace like for like. By including battery testing in your service support plan, we can help you to detect weak blocks to avoid compromising your entire backup power system before they become a problem.
Continu supply and fit replacement batteries for a wide range of products, ensuring compatibility with your existing system.
You may be required to dispose of old batteries. Legally, batteries and UPS systems must be disposed of correctly. We are a registered carrier with the Department of the Environment and hold the necessary certificate of registration under the Waste and Contaminated Land Order 1997.
We remove the old batteries/UPS systems safely, efficiently and according to COSHH and WEEE guidelines to minimise hazards on site. We will provide you with the necessary legal paperwork to safeguard you against any possible breach of the law.
Maintain good quality performance
Having Power Quality Issues or want to know your Energy usage?
Take full advantage and benefit from our comprehensive Power Quality Logging, Electrical Load Studies and Energy Consumption Testing to ensure that you maintain good quality performance.
Using world leading analyser technology from FLUKE, the most common applications we look at are:
- Load studies – verify electrical system capacity before adding loads
- Voltage event capture – monitor for dips and swells that cause spurious resets or nuisance circuit breaker tripping
- Energy assessments – quantify energy consumption before and after improvements to justify energy saving devices
- Harmonics measurements – uncover harmonic issues that can damage or disrupt critical equipment
We can monitor your site from as short as a day to up to 45 days without any disconnection of the equipment.
A full report complete with graphs will be given upon completion.
Contact us for more information on Energy Surveys.
“Radius Housing have formed a partnership with Continu over several years. Continu have proven their competence at times when we have suffered power outages. We value their ongoing support, knowledge and advice regarding upgrading and maintaining our backup power requirements. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”