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Battery reliability on show with Saft at Middle East Electricity

Saft, a battery solutions provider, will be at Middle East Electricity from 5-7 March 2019 to discuss how battery technology is shaping life in the harsh climate of the region

Electric transmission and distribution network operators require maximum reliability and availability, as economies in the Middle East are transforming. However, high temperatures can reduce the durability of certain battery types. Saft?s technology experts will explain how regional operators can overcome this challenge.

New for MEE 2019, Saft has upgraded its Uptimax batteries to allow operators to install the nickel technology to replace time-served lead-acid batteries in existing installations. Most nickel batteries require two-step charging at a standard voltage and a boost voltage, the latest version of Uptimax has a narrow voltage window, which means that it can be used as a similar replacement for lead-acid.

As a result, Saft?s customers can achieve a long life, high reliability and maintenance-free operation of Uptimax batteries without having to upgrade or replace their existing battery chargers.

Saft?s expert will be able to provide examples from the region of its batteries. For example, the supply of Uptimax batteries for the Doha Metro, and batteries for oil and gas cathodic protection systems such as the Hassi R?Mel pipeline. The expert can highlight recent examples of Saft batteries in utility applications, for example for the French transmission operator RTE and the Brazilian power utility CEB.

In addition, a recent development for data centres is Saft?s Flex?ion, a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system that is lightweight, compact and modular to free up space and load-bearing capacity in modern high-tech buildings.

Hall 7 Booth C21