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Backup and UPS for data centers

From planning and development to installation and maintenance – our backup and ups systems for data centers provide comprehensive power solutions.

The energy needs of data centers are complex, time-sensitive and very specific. Data centers require power supply solutions that are modular, scalable and custom-fitted, which is exactly what we've developed our mtu solutions to be. From standby and continuous power to co- and trigeneration solutions for uninterruptible and continuous power supply for your data center. We cover it all - including design planning, onsite integration, services and more.

Whether for corporate, modular, edge or hyperscale data facilities, our skilled experts employ latest technologies that add value to the business over the long-term – As for example green data centers with sustainable power supply. Technologies like mtu diesel gensets for mission critical applications or dynamic uninterruptible power supply (DUPS) for data centers reduce the risk of downtime, equipment damage and environmental incidents, saving costs and keeping data flowing.

Data center power planning

A key megatrend for over a decade already, digitization affects all areas of our lives – work, recreation, healthcare and more. Data are indispensable for countless activities. Data centers ensure the availability of huge data volumes at all times. They play a key role for many digitization success stories. Data center power availability is equally critical.

How to secure backup power

Reliable and robust backup power forms the basis for resilient data centers capable of operating under the harshest of conditions. A UPS system for data centers is an excellent solution for providing secure backup power – whether as a static, battery-based system to store electrical energy or as a dynamic flywheel system that uses rotary masses to store kinetic energy. Our mtu solutions include outstanding options for both and our experts can help you determine the system that's right for you.

Backup power with diesel systems

While a UPS for a data center is ideally suited for bridging the first seconds and minutes of a grid instability, a diesel genset still offers the best long-term solution for power stability, resilience, easy maintenance and Tier certification. mtu systems also provide best-in-class start-up time with highest load acceptance and the smallest footprint for static UPS systems.

Uninterruptible power and power conditioning

Dynamic UPS systems consist of three main components: alternator, rotary mass and diesel engine. The backup power source for longer outages is already integrated, eliminating the need for additional battery storage while saving space and greatly reducing total lifetime costs. Our mtu Kinetic PowerPacks are based on decades of experience in designing and manufacturing DUPS. And due kinetic energies sustainability, mtu systems are an ideal solution for green data centers.


PS-SPEC Power System Sizing and Specification is a powerful, fully-featured sizing and specification program for generator sets suitable for projects of any size.   PS-SPEC is a tool for consulting engineers, contractors, and other professionals involved in the design, application load analysis, or installation of generator sets.

PS-SPEC asks you to supply basic information about your project requirements and then provides you with all the information you need to select the appropriate equipment.

Helping data centers to reduce emissions up to 90%

With the right mix of our mtu solutions for diesel generator sets, data centers can save up to 90% CO₂, NOx and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions already today, compared to traditional data center power operations. These solutions include the use of sustainable fuels (HVO), after treatment systems and extended test run intervals, which have already been proven by leading-edge customers around the world.

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Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)

HVO belongs to the group of paraffinic diesel fuels (EN15940 & ASTM D975). This renewable fuel is produced by hydrotreatment process and is already tested and approved for many mtu engines and systems. With HVO you can save significantly on emissions already today using your existing diesel systems.

Extended Test Run Intervals

With our intensively tested and manufacturer-certified Extended Test Run Interval solution for mtu Series 4000 Gx3/Gx4 diesel gensets you can extend your testing from once a month to every three months under specified conditions. This way, you can not only reduce emissions and achieve ambitious sustainability goals, but also reduce operating costs. The solution is already available as an upgrade solution for existing systems (refit) and will be available as an option for new gensets (option fit) beginning in 2024.

Exhaust Gas After Treatment

An exhaust gas after treatment (EGAT) system can help keep local emissions such as NOx or particulate matter to an absolute minimum. mtu EGAT solutions are designed to work perfectly with our diesel gensets to reduce emissions while maintaining full power, best load acceptance, super-fast startup times and absolute resilience.


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How to achieve short setup times and additional data center capacity

Fast time-to-market and time-to-capacity online are pivotal for gaining and maintaining market share. Our modular design philosophy and holistic service approach enables us to provide very short delivery, installation and commissioning times.

Modular speed and customization
Our modular approach to design and development enables us to quickly customize solutions to specific customer needs. Premanufactured power production and storage units minimize onsite installation time while factory testing all of the equipment streamlines the commissioning.

One-stop support for data center generators
We support you at every project step – from planning and design to installation, commissioning and services, including with complete turnkey solutions. Our close partnership enables us to provide optimal support during the design, development and commissioning phases.

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