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Design & Site Surveys

Whether you require a standard or customised solution from our range of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and generators, Dale’s engineers can work with you to ensure you get the right match to meet your needs. Our manufacturing capabilities means that if we don’t stock the product you need, we’ll make it for you at our UK manufacturing facilities.

Design services

We have an expert team that can provide a full design and manufacturing service for your new critical power system. From strategy to turnkey solutions through to surveying and consultancy, we can ensure you get the right system for your needs from our range of UPS systems and standby generators.

Site Surveys

We carry out site surveys to make sure that our installation, upgrading and maintenance of your generator and UPS systems goes as smoothly as possible. From feasibility studies, to condition reports of your equipment, right through to asset registers to help you organise future maintenance schedules and upgrade programmes

For generators we also offer OFTEC inspections to reduce your risk of oil spills and leakages from your generators and fuel tanks and protect you against potential fines.

UPS Design

What to think about when designing your UPS

Installing an UPS into any new or existing building can require many specialised skills, which are not always available through a conventional electrical contractor. When designing your UPS system, many technical considerations need to be well thought through and planned: 

Monolithic or Modular UPS system

Monolithic UPS provide a basic level of power protection for critical loads and are a great value for money solution whereas Modular UPS are built to meet the specific needs of the application and meet a certain level of capacity or redundancy.

Single or Parallel operation

Having two or more UPS operate in parallel enables you to either add redundancy to your system or increase the capacity.

How long do you require your batteries to operate in the event of a power failure?

In the event of a mains power failure, how long do you want to keep your critical load running? If you have a generator on site then typically batteries will be sized to allow sufficient time for the generator to start up and take on the building load. If no generator is present, then think about how long you would need to keep running your loads if powered from just the UPS.

Other considerations to think about are:

  • Where should the UPS and battery system be sited to maximise space?

  • What sort of cooling is required to maintain maximum efficiency and prolong battery life?

  • Where can the switchgear be placed for maximum benefit?

  • What sort of access is required for maintenance activities?

  • Any remote communications signals for BMS systems?

  • Is there an existing Generator on site that the UPS will interface with?

What to think about when designing your generator

When designing your new generator, we’ll survey the proposed site and during our design consultation consider the following factors with you.

Power output 

What is the maximum power output required in order to keep your critical operations going?


This will impact noise, ventilation, access and connection into the building.


You will need ongoing access to the generator for service and maintenance as well as refilling fuel.

Other considerations to think about are:

  • The acoustic treatment. Noise levels produced by the generator and how they affect your operations will influence whether we choose an open set, canopy, containerised or silent generator.

  • What ventilation is available to remove exhaust fumes?

  • Your load sequence. The first load should be the largest and most critical.

  • The weight of your equipment to ensure you install sufficient plinths to sit the generator on.

  • What sort of fuel you want to power your generator and also how long you want your generator to operate for?

  • We can install a digital control panel with a communications panel built in that will send you notifications and emails if the generator needs attention. This can integrate with your building management or CAFM system.