Is it a generator? A UPS? A flywheel? The new backup power systems at colocation specialist FORTRUST bring these elements together. As FORTRUST expands its Denver data center, it will use Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) from E1 Dynamics to provide emergency power during utility outages. The DRUPS unit features a diesel engine and a rotary UPS that uses kinetic energy, eliminating the need for batteries.
Bien que ne faisant pas directement partie de l’aéronautique à proprement parler, la société EURO-DIESEL entretient néanmoins des liens étroits avec le secteur. Le plus évident est probablement le rôle essentiel joué par son produit phare auprès d’un de ses clients les plus importants: les aéroports & tours de contrôle du trafic aérien. Le très haut degré de technicité de ce produit le rend également comparable aux technologies de l’aéronautique. Nous avons rencontré Philippe Gillain, administrateur délégué d’EURO-DIESEL, qui nous explique les spécificités de cette entreprise liégeoise, et les profils qui contribuent à sa réussite.
EURO-DIESEL (UK) Ltd exhibited at Data Centre World 2016 at the London Excel on the 12-13 April. A major event in the Data Centre calendar - this year’s show was bigger and better than ever with over 250 exhibiting companies. With strong footfall to the EURO-DIESEL stand, the team were kept busy meeting new and existing contacts from across the industry.[+]
The first of eight 2500 kVA NO-BREAK KS®7e units’ arrived to its final destination in Singapore.
The NO-BREAK KS® and its resilient control system KS-VISION® are designed to accomodate different system configurations for various applications.
Imagine an hour without internet. Our society today is so dependent on it that time literally stops if internet providers’ servers break down for a moment. Internet hotels and data centres keep our 24/7 economy and day-today online activities alive: e-shopping, social networking, online researches, e-mailings, file sharing, e-reservations, credit card payments and more. It is essential that internet providers and data centres have zero downtime and an optimised efficiency of their facility.
EURO-DIESEL’s NO-BREAK KS® system is designed to operate effectively and efficiently, aiming for a Power Usage Effectiveness* (PUE) factor of your facility close to 1.
EURO-DIESEL offers a high variety of system configurations including Tier I to Tier IV configurations as defined by the Uptime Institute, to ensure resilience and robustness of your power supply in your critical facility.
The NO-BREAK KS®-SB Dual Output system is an ideal solution for data and IP centres: during power perturbations, the critical loads or the “White space” are powered to remain uninterrupted, whereas the non-critical loads such as the HVAC will experience a few seconds of break before being operative again.
*PUE: A measurement of the computer data centre’s power usage efficiency (how much power is actually used by the computing equipment) and can be derived from the formula, PUE = Total power supplied to a data centre / Total power used for IT equipment.
Airports, airbases and air traffic control towers require consistent power supply to ensure that the runway is operational at all times; fog, rain/storm and during the night. The vast movement area extending from the runway along the taxiways and onto the apron is the heart of every airport. By installing the NO-BREAK KS®, the airport meets the CAT II and CAT III standards as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
With today's advancement in technology, the banking sector operates 24/7 around the world online and depends heavily on the internet and the digital information technology. Electronic purchases, home banking, ATM transactions, stock trading, etc. need to have constant electrical power to maintain operations and to keep day-to-day data. The NO-BREAK KS® prevents power failures or glitches from happening, essential for the critical nature of this industry.
The media of our generation diffuse contents through satellite, internet, radio, mobile phones and other latest electronic gadgets. With competitive ratings at stake, the broadcasting stations can never afford to have power interruptions, especially during live shows and major sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup Finals. Planting the NO-BREAK KS® in the stations not only ensures constant power supply for daily operation but also ensures the quality of the diffused signals.
The pharmaceutical/chemical industry depends in its high quality standards, productivity and environment conditioning to be profitable. Just like any manufacturing facility, any malfunction of the electrical equipments due to power glitch, voltage drop, or to a millisecond of power outage could lead to a standstill of the production line. Time lost to re-start the equipments and the production line or the number of goods rejected during these interruptions could become major risks for the company. Given the strict environmental regulations in enclosed clean rooms and the sometimes dangerous chemical substances involved in the production line, such power outages might even turn fatal.
Ensuring the power supply and its quality with a NO-BREAK KS® is considered as a necessity for most EURO-DIESEL's clients in the chemical industry. They are paramount for the operations and the safety measures of these facilities.
Often, tunnels and industrialised loads are powered with a DRUPS to secure their power supply to the control room, of the tunnels and also to provide power to tunnel ventilation system, fire alarm or similar industrialised motor loads.
Handling these motor loads require high in-rush currents from the NO-BREAK KS® systems. Due to its resilient design and over dimensioned stato-alternator, the NO-BREAK KS® can supply up to 20 x In to start these motor loads directly online. [+]
The manufacturing process to create integrated circuits (silicon chips) that are present in everyday electrical and electronic devices is a very sophisticated and complex process. A typical wafer is 0,75mm thick and up to 300mm (12") in diameter.
Today, the complete semiconductor process is done in pressurised and filtered cleanrooms to remove the tiniest particles. Any loss of power will immediately result in a contamination and the production will have to halt unless a NO-BREAK KS® is employed. [+]