Backup Generators and Data Center


Backup Generators and Data Centers – You Can’t Have One Without the Other

The world depends on data.  Unless you work in the industry, most of us don’t think about data centers and the connection from them to most of society these days. The fact is, they power and store most of the data and technology we use every day and take for granted. Let’s take a better look at data centers, and what it takes to keep them up and running… no matter what.

What Are Data Centers?

Data centers run the infrastructure that keeps us connected in this information age.  By definition, they are buildings and/or facilities that house large computer systems, telecommunications equipment, such as satellite communications, and many phone systems.  They provide storage and backup systems for industry and public services.

What Powers Data Centers?

Data centers typically get their power from standard utilities.  The only difference between data centers and private consumers is that data centers can’t go down.  We rely on data centers to function 24/7 without interruption. A data center without power is useless and brings our infrastructure functioning to a grinding halt.  Therefore, backup power is critical to these specialized facilities.  

Are Diesel Backup Generators Subject to EPA emissions regulations?

Usually, diesel engines are subject to emissions testing for Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon Monoxide, Particulate Matter, and Hydrocarbons.  When a diesel generator is used for emergency backup purposes, it is not subject to EPA emissions regulations. It is important to remember, though, that this is only if the generator is being used for emergency backup.

These backup generators assure that data center operations continue without interruption when we need them the most… during an emergency.

Contact us at Clean Fuels to learn more about backup generators.  We are available to help with your emergency generator and diesel fuel needs.