Power Generation Needs for Data Centers

Power Generation Needs for Data Centers

Power Generation Needs for Data Centers Data centers consume vast quantities of electricity. When the power grid goes down, your standby generators must have the capacity your systems need to keep your facility operational. Data centers consume vast quantities of electricity. When the power grid goes down, your standby generators must have the capacity your systems need to keep your facility operational. If they don’t, your clients will be left in the dark without access to the critical information that keeps their businesses operational. How Much Power Do Data Centers Consume? Some of the largest data centers in the world can consume more than 100 megawatts of power per year. In all, it is estimated by the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, that all the data centers in the world combine somewhere between 196 to 400 terawatt-hours, a figure that represents roughly 2% of all electricity consumed globally. According to the United States Data Center Energy Usage Report, it is estimated that cooling and power provision systems make up around 43% of the power used in a data center. This is equally matched with the servers that also use about 43%. Storage drives account for about 11% of energy usage, and the network makes up the final 3%. How Much Power Do Standby Generators Produce? Standby generators come in all sizes ranging from 5kW to 500kW or more. Naturally, you will want to select systems that have sufficient capacity for your center. To help ensure that you are not caught short, it is best to estimate the required size based on your highest demand. If you have a large data center, you may require 7000kW or more. If that is the case, then you will need to select modular systems that can be paralleled to generate sufficient wattage on a single bus. Preparing for the Future Looking at past needs won’t help your business plan for tomorrow. Rather, your business needs to look toward the future to prepare for the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. Businesses are rapidly shifting toward a future where remote work is the norm. AI is expanding, 5G is spreading, and cloud computing is becoming increasingly common. All of this means that the forecasts of the past bear little relevance to the realities of tomorrow. In addition to purchasing standby generators that can be paralleled to generate the energy you need, you may find it more economical to invest in microgrid technology. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this can cost anywhere from $2 to $4 million/MW, depending on location and the required infrastructure. However, the returns on this investment are invaluable. After all, a properly installed and maintained microgrid will help ensure your data center never runs out of the power you need to keep the servers operational. This translates to greater versatility and reliability, which is guaranteed to boost your reputation and attract new clients eager to secure reliable data center services. Do you have questions about the best systems to keep your data center operational? Contact Central Power Systems & Services at (816) 781-8070, and we will be happy to give you the answers you need to make the best decision for your business.
Types of Gas for Your Rental Construction Vehicle

Types of Gas for Your Rental Construction Vehicle

Types of Gas for Your Rental Construction Vehicle When you have a job to do, the last thing you want to find out is that you don’t have the right fuel for the job. When you have a job to do, the last thing you want to find out is that you don’t have the right fuel for the job. However, because construction vehicles can require a wide range of fuels and fluids, it’s important to thoroughly assess these as part of your construction plans. You will also want to consider required storage capacity, delivery options, regulatory requirements, and other factors associated with purchasing, handling, and storing your fuel supplies. Diesel Is King In the realm of construction vehicles, diesel has long been the king of the construction site. When buying wholesale diesel, start by finding a reputable supplier near the construction site. Confirm they can deliver the capacity and diesel fuel quality you require. If it doesn’t pass the test for density, flash point, distillation, and other quality standards, take a hard pass and move on to the next supplier. It is also imperative to confirm they have multiple fuel sources and that the quality of their fuel is sufficient for your needs. Give the Gas Whenever possible, you will want to find a diesel supplier that can also supply the gasoline your trucks and smaller vehicles require. Rather than filling up at the nearest pump, purchasing gasoline at wholesale prices can help trim the cost of the project. As with diesel, you will need to secure the appropriate storage tanks and implement rigid safety protocols to protect your fuel supply from leaks, fire, and theft. Be Wary of BioDiesel More than a few companies in the United States have a keen eye on the future, and many have adopted eco-friendly practices to reduce their environmental footprint. However, when it comes to construction, the decision to use BioDiesel blends can be more of a headache than it’s worth. While CAT and many others have designed engines that can run blends of 20-30%, many of these systems deliver inferior performance when compared to running straight diesel. The variation in fuel quality, unreliability at low temperatures, and caustic composition of many BioDiesel blends can harm engines, making it inadvisable to use BioDiesel for construction rental equipment. Not only could you suffer diminished performance and miss deadlines, but you could also end up damaging the equipment and spend even more money on costly repairs. Storage Capacity Is Critical Excavators, trenchers, backhoes, bulldozers, graders, scrapers, etc., guzzle diesel seemingly as fast as you can pour it in the tank. While each make and model is different, you can generally expect the following fuel consumption: Bulldozers – 3.5 to 6.5 gallons per hour Backhoes – 1.5 to 2.5 gallons per hour Small Trencher – 1 gallon per hour Large Trencher – 9 to 12 gallons per hour Grader – 10 to 12 gallons per hour Scraper – 17 to 19 gallons per hour Excavator – 10 to 14 gallons per hour With that in mind: You will need to plan sufficient fuel storage for the vehicles you intend to use. You will want to make sure that you have the appropriate tanks. You will need to adhere to all EPA regulations regarding fuel storage. You will need to ensure that your fuel delivery schedule aligns with your construction schedule so that your tanks don’t run dry. You will need to invest in security to ensure your fuel storage tanks don’t become golden opportunities for fuel thieves. We are happy to answer your questions about the best ways to fuel up your construction vehicles and keep their tanks full. We encourage you to contact Central Power Systems & Services at (816) 781-8070 to speak with our team and discover the best practices we recommend.
The Benefits of a Custom Built Generator

The Benefits of a Custom Built Generator

The Benefits of a Custom Built Generator Our custom built generators take into account high power demands, usage requirements, and more. The result is a cost-effective solution tailored to your needs and designed to help you achieve your goals. It’s possible to find a good fit any time you buy something off the shelf. Whether it’s clothes or a power generator, you can find something that will address your basic needs, and with a bit of modification, can perform as required. But, when you want perfection and a system custom engineered and built for your specific needs, opting for a bespoke generator is the only option we recommend. At Central Power Systems & Services, our team can help you zero in on your needs and deliver your wants with a custom-designed generator that will produce optimal performance and exceptional results. The Advantages of Custom Built Power Generation Systems Custom-built systems are built to your specifications and utilize components ideally suited for your operational environment. This includes engines and alternator configurations, as well as canopies and other critical elements. Ultimately, this creates a solid foundation that will provide reliable performance in desert conditions, woodlands, construction sites, off-shore, etc. Custom power generation equipment also features custom power management solutions, including switchboards, generator control systems, ATS, and control panels. These can be custom-built to facilitate ease of access, remote monitoring and control, and more. This gives you total control over power capacity and operation. Plus, it makes it easier for you to monitor and maintain your system throughout its serviceable lifespan. Naturally, when you build a generator from the ground up, you also get to select which type of fuel and fuel delivery system you want to utilize. Here again, our PowerForce team can customize your generator to operate on the fuel best suited for the region, operational environment, and application. To that end, we can also help you select the ideal fuel storage solution that will ensure your generator has sufficient fuel supplies for your typical needs. Finally, we also help our clients take into account environmental regulations, potential threats, and other factors related to regulatory requirements, including emissions, noise, etc. We will make sure your system is not only Tier 4 compliant but that it is also upgradeable should new environmental regulations come into play down the road. Quality Controls You Can Count Upon Whether we are using components from the shelf or building them from scratch, our clients can rest assured that we only use high-quality components. Our rigid testing and inspection processes ensure that the finished generator system won’t falter and fail because substandard components were used in the construction. Each custom-built generator we manufacture is thoroughly tested at various stages of production. Multiple eyes and tests confirm that the finished product performs as designed and will deliver your required reliable performance. If any component is found to be deficient, we will replace it, retest the system, and confirm that any issues are resolved before we continue the manufacturing process. Central Power Systems & Services Provides Cost-Effective Solutions Our custom built generators take into account high power demands, usage requirements, and more. The result is a cost-effective solution tailored to your needs and designed to help you achieve your goals. We proudly offer training, reliable warranties, dependable generator maintenance and repair service, and long-term technical support for the customized power generation systems we manufacture. Are you in the market for a custom-built generator? Contact Central Power Systems & Services at (816) 781-8070 to speak with our PowerForce team of engineers and to start the process of designing a bespoke generator for your business. We are happy to make initial recommendations and provide an estimated timeline for the production and delivery of your system.
Central Power Systems & Services
Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.
Central Power Systems & Services
Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.
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