Emergency generators are an essential component of any high-availability data center. UPS battery power can protect again a short-duration power outage but these times are typically measured in minutes. For longer power outages the most cost effectively protection is by a generator driven by a diesel or natural gas engine.
An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) will automatically connect the generator when electrical utility fails and reconnect utility, when restored.
As with any system, especially a mechanical system as complex a motor-generator, routine preventive maintenance inspections, testing and use are critical to the generator starting and running when needed.
Advanced Facilities can correctly engineer, install and maintain an emergency generator as part of your data center’s critical infrastructure.