Many data centres invest in standby generators to ensure that power, and therefore data, is not lost in the event of a power failure. Most have robust testing and maintenance procedures, but many neglect a vital component - diesel fuel, the contamination of which can cause generators to fail.
IPU Group manufacture and supply a large number of fuel conditioning products to the data centre industry, all designed to protect diesel fuel and ensure back up power can be relied upon when required.
Its full range of products, including fuel sampling and testing equipment, fuel stability additives and fuel polishing equipment will be on show at stand D60 at Data Centre World 2012.
Andy Hill, Group Marketing Manager at IPU Group, said: “With 50 years’ experience in the standby power industry, all of our products are designed and manufactured to the highest level to ensure that we are minimising the risk of power loss for all of our customers.
“With 24/7/365 requirements now placed on IT systems, availability and performance are becoming more critical. Server consolidation and infrastructure rationalisation are also creating more compact and centralised data centres – so protecting your systems against power failure has become more critical than ever. We are looking forward to showcasing our products at the show and informing visitors about how they can use our equipment and services to ensure that they are always protected against this issue.”
Fuel contamination can come from a number of sources and can include water, diesel bug, various particles, acids resins and gums – all capable of blocking filters.
Current diesel engine technology is very sensitive to fuel borne contamination, and even low levels can cause generator running problems or even total breakdown, resulting in loss of standby power, loss of revenue and, most damagingly, loss of data.
All of IPU Group’s fuel polishing products are designed to preserve the quality of stored diesel fuel, constantly re-circulating fuel through a series of filtration stages removing water and solid particle contamination. This reduces the risk of unpredictable failure of critical diesel driven equipment. Operating independently through a pre-set in-built timer, all systems are designed to ensure the utmost protection of fuel, without sacrificing ease of use for the customer.
With superior filtration media, all of IPU Group’s products are designed and built in house, with an expert team of designers and engineers providing bespoke solutions for their customers.
Aside from fuel polishing equipment, IPU Group also ensures that sampling and testing, and fuel additives remain at the forefront of any project. This offers customers a full service, ensuring that fuel remains pure and any back up power generators will not suffer as a result of contamination.
For more information, visit IPU Group at stand D60 at Data Centre World, or visit www.ipu.co.uk
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