Constant demand and expansion of Data Centres means the important work they perform has become more vital than ever. However, following recent diesel fuel legislation changes, your data centre could be at risk from a new type of bug. This could put your diesel powered generators, UPS systems and therefore your data security, at risk.
Most Data Centre operators have robust generator testing and maintenance procedures, but many neglect a vital component – diesel fuel.
The latest generation of diesel engines that power diesel UPS and other backup power systems are extremely sensitive to fuel borne contaminants, even low levels of fuel contamination can cause generator performance issues or even complete failure.
Modern diesel fuels are vulnerable to contamination and spoilage from a number of sources. Most diesel now contains bio-diesel, dependent upon specification, this can be up to 7% by volume. The downside of bio-diesel is that it absorbs water from the atmosphere, which can lead to the growth of DIESEL BUG in your fuel tank, it is also prone to oxidation; this reaction can cause the formation of acids and filter blocking gums and resins within the fuel.
Of course these risks can be avoided; using a holistic approach including sampling, testing, fuel additives, fuel polishing and filtration. The IPU Fuel Conditioning experts can work with you to design a Fuel Management Programme to ensure that your fuel remains in specification;
To find out more and to see how we can de-bug your data centre, come and talk to us at stand F40, Data Centre World, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fuelconditioning.co.uk.