For many people, football is more than just a game, it is part of their DNA. Watching a game live with family and friends isn’t just a pastime, it’s a tradition. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has temporarily suspended its broadcast. But despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic. Tthe show must go on” and thanks to Sky Sports, all Premier League games will be broadcast live.
Power cuts in the stadium
In addition to removing fans from the pitch and introducing health and safety protocols, the soccer industry is relentlessly investing in its teams and facilities. As the club continues to grow, expand and plan for a new stadium outside of Covid, we are paying even greater attention to the stability of our electrical infrastructure. This decision comes on the heels of one of the biggest disasters in soccer history. Just a few months ago, a power outage occurred during a penalty kick, leaving the field in total darkness and no one could see the result of the kick. It was a reminder of how vulnerable soccer stadiums are to power outages.
Although power outages are becoming rarer, they still happen. Stadium operators must constantly improve their backup power systems. This starts with developing a solid power protection strategy and working with knowledgeable partners.
Preventing power outages
We work with soccer clubs in all leagues to keep their facilities safe and understand the diverse needs of the stadium. With their complex electrical infrastructure, stadiums are highly vulnerable to anomalies, power outages, and blackouts. By identifying all applications that are at risk of failure, we can ensure continuity of service. This includes all equipment that requires power, from PCs, telephones, and video surveillance systems to turnstiles, radios, lighting, disabled access, and elevators. They all need a backup power solution, with varying degrees of sensitivity.
Most soccer stadiums have some level of emergency power supply. This can range from single-phase uninterruptible power supplies, UPS to support individual equipment such as computers or video surveillance cameras, to multi-megawatt UPS systems to back up an entire communications room. Analyzing existing equipment and mapping the entire network leads to more effective solutions, which in turn translates into cost savings and efficiencies.
Maintenance is key
A UPS system made up of four main components. The UPS battery, the electrostatic switch, the inverter, and the rectifier. That wear and deteriorate over time and need to be replaced over the life of the UPS. If any of these components fail, the UPS unit will also fail.
In addition to project management, the company offers complete maintenance and service solutions. For UPS units of all sizes, makes, and models. And has a team of technicians available to perform on-site work nationwide.
Multi-Link Engineering is recognized in the industry for its extensive technical experience. And expertise in the UPS industry and is proud to partner with leading UPS manufacturers. These partnerships allow the company to offer one of the largest and most mature UPS portfolios in the industry, as well as access to factory-direct training and immediate technical support.