Do you know the factors affecting the generator output ratings in data centers? How can you calculate the total power requirement for datacenter, no matter the size or scale? Sizing the electrical service for a data center needs an understanding of amount of the power requirements of the planned IT facilities.
With an initiative to improve the capabilities of a data center environment, Cummins Power Generation, a supplier of backup power generation systems for data centers and other mission-critical facilities, announced a new diesel generator power output ratings category for data center applications. This new rating caters to data center customers' needs for assurance of total reliability and dependability.
The Data Center Continuous (DCC) rating provides diesel generator sets rated for unlimited hours of operation, with no restrictions on average variable load factor. The introduction of this new rating system shows Cummins’ commitment to focus on data center innovation, marshalling a team global experts and lifecycle support resources specifically for its data center customers.
DCC ratings will be applicable for any data center installation where a reliable utility exists.
The Data Center Continuous ratings span the range of Cummins Power Generation's high horsepower diesel generator sets, from 1 MW up to 2.5 MW, and will apply to both 50 Hz and 60 Hz configurations.
“Our data center customers have indicated to us there still is confusion around various rating descriptions, guidelines and applications by different manufacturers, making the data center power system design process difficult to navigate,” said Craig Wilkins, director of Global Critical Protection for Cummins Power Generation, in a statement.
“These new ratings will not only simplify the engineering design process, but will make it much easier for those data center customers seeking site certification from the Uptime Institute,” Wilkins said.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey