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As we noted earlier, the industrial uninterruptible power supply, or industrial UPS, is vital in protecting the smooth operation of critical applications such as those in power plants to manufacturing environments. This need extends to the transportation sector, too, which relies on a variety of UPS setups for various systems to ensure passenger safety and security. Power protection in rough places One difference between the UPS you typically find in a data centre or commercial building with those used to support the transportation sector is how the former is typically sheltered from the elements or housed within perfectly climate-controlled environments. However, the latter are often deployed in harsh environments that can degrade the effectiveness of the UPS. For instance, consider the signalling and track monitoring subsystems found in a mass rapid transit system. Vibration and noise are expected practically around the clock, as well as grit and dust kicked up by the passage of high-speed train carriages.