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Delta Electronics provides MEGA shopping center in Yekaterinburg with UPS systems
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) ensure the continuous operation of fire protection systems and travelators in one of the largest shopping centers in the Urals capital city
There are already 14 shopping malls of the MEGA chain in Russia. The shopping center in Yekaterinburg occupies an area of over 130,000 sq.m and encloses about 175 stores. The total shopping center capacity is 4 million customers.
The project was primarily aimed at ensuring the continuous operation of the fire protection system. This is one of the critical systems for a large facility that is designed to host a large number of visitors. People’s lives and health depend on it if an evacuation is ever required. The project installed five Modulon NH Plus Series UPSs with a capacity of 120 kVA to provide the system with an uninterruptible power supply. The modular design means trouble-free maintenance and easy expansion. Other distinctive features of the NH Plus UPS include a hot-swappable modular structure that allows replacing power modules without breaks in power supply, redundancy at the module and system levels, as well as built-in maintenance and static bypass switch. This UPS allows operation in battery mode for one hour, which is enough for the emergency evacuation of customers and staff of the shopping mall.
“The main objective of this project was to ensure the safety and convenience of customers and staff of one of the largest shopping centers in the region. That’s why we paid so much attention to choosing the UPS provider. We considered the reliability of the system, as well as the company’s expertise in implementing large projects,” said Maria Kryazheva, Business Development Manager at Spectrum RS. “We chose Delta Electronics solutions, mainly due to the brand’s leading position in the market and the fact the company has already proven itself a reliable and responsible vendor”.
In addition, the project also supplies uninterruptible power to the travelators of the shopping center. The company installed six three-phase Ultron HPH series UPSs with a capacity from 30 to 40 kVA. These double-conversion UPSs have a low harmonic distortion factor and high efficiency, which reaches 96% in AC-AC conversion mode, and 99% in eco mode. The reliability of the system is increased due to N+X redundancy, whereas a wide input voltage range allows the UPS to operate in harsh electrical environments and also extends battery life. After the installation of this system, the backup runtime of the travelators reached 20 minutes. This would allow MEGA’s customers to use the travelators even during breaks in power supply in the shopping centre.
MEGA shopping center chain
MEGA shopping centers are a project of IKEA Centres Russia which is responsible for the development and management of IKEA real estate in the country. IKEA Centers Russia is part of the IKEA Group. At present, there are 14 MEGA shopping centers in 14 of Russia’s largest regions. All MEGA shopping centers have an IKEA store. MEGA shopping centers in Russia were attended by 265 million people during the 2016 financial year (September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016).