Critical Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure

Protection, identification and management of electrical power risks are of primary concern to any company associated with critical infrastructure. Any point of single failure brings about large consequences at the operational level. Securing essential services is a unique challenge for organisations responsible for operational continuity.

Hospitals, Water Treatment, Emergency Services, Hotels, Banking and Finance, Malls, Airports, Public service buildings all depend on electricity for basic needs such as food, water, shelter, communication, employment and healthcare. In any of these there are many critical situations. For example, an extended interruption of telephone and communications services during a major disaster, whether it is a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, may put lives in danger if the public is unable to call emergency services, or if other emergency communications are disrupted.

This is not the place to save money on providing quality power with back up, these industries need top quality products with fail safe systems.


Critical  Service

Emergency Services

Universal Emergency Telephone number or emergency service number
Police Headquarters and stations
Fire Protection Service
Emergency Medical Service

Water Reticulation

Water Distribution
Sewer Water

Transportation Systems

Traffic Lights
Rail Systems
Air traffic control and landing aids
Drawbridge operations

Medical Services

Operating Theatres
Telecommunications Systems (During emergency conditions)
Emergency and Life support devices
Emergency Lighting Systems
Elevator and Medical air conditioning

Custom Solutions for Critical Infrastructure

Related Case Studies

Working closely together with consultants and system integrators allows us to be involved with the project from the design stage, manufacture and factory acceptance test (FAT’s) of the systems. In this specific case, we were contacted by ABB Singapore who was in charge of supplying the electrical protection system for the bark handling process at Oki Pulp & Paper Mills in Indonesia (one of the largest in the world).
Integrated into most standard systems are backup batteries. Helios Power Solutions have been supplying for more that 5 years the batteries for the backup system of each Cell Repeater Tower of a well known New Zealand communications services company.
Helios Power Solutions were enlisted to design, manufacture and supply the boost chargers, used for charging the electric train that is used in the maintenance of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Helios Power Solutions supplied the 750-boost charger (smart charging systems) that powers the train.
A typical but essential application is Emergency Lighting, even more important when we are talking about Airports. Air traffic control, navigation and landing aids. One of the landing aids, the Approach Lights System (ALS), is designed to guide aircraft approaching a runway under nighttime or other low-visibility conditions.
Helios Power Solutions designed a dual-output, modular battery charger system for transmission substations in New Zealand. The solution included two 21U 5.5kW 110VDC and 1.2kW 24VDC battery charger systems with high-temperature batteries, addressing critical and non-critical load requirements with full redundancy. Features included expandable power ratings, temperature compensation, remote monitoring, and SNMP via Ethernet for comprehensive power and system management