Secure and remote data storage
Designed to withstand winds up to 265 mph, the entire infrastructure—a five-foot-deep, five-foot-wide, two-foot-thick setting—is encased in concrete and sits on a five-foot bed of gravel. Fuel lines running to the generator are buried underground to avoid natural disaster impact.
The system is also outfitted with remote management, including cameras, giving operators the ability to take control of the generators while offsite. Users do not need to leave the room to start, stop or isolate generators, this can all be done from the remote-controlled electrical compartment.
Poised for future expansion
“This unit is a one-stop shop—excluding the doors, all controls are purchased through mtu,” said Catalano. “Two out of three MIDCON operated data centers utilize mtu systems like this one and we are confident as sales continue to grow at this location that we have reliable backup power capable of supporting future growth.”
United Engines designed, installed and commissioned the units, and will also support all ongoing maintenance. System installation was completed in March 2017, which was extremely fortunate because before they could even be commissioned, the generator sets were needed. Just two days after installation, the utility power went down and MIDCON had to put the units to the test to pick up the load. During the outage, the units had to withstand 120° F temperatures and restricted airflow, which they did without incident. Since then, the system has been load bank tested in the same conditions and has performed flawlessly.
Located in a concrete bunker designed to withstand 265 mph winds, two mtu 6R1600 DS250 generator sets keep MIDCON’s customers’ sensitive data secure.