Abatement Techniques for Emission Reduction and Air Quality Improvement

Energy production and use account for some 80% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. To tackle climate change effectively, the long–term commitment of the EU is to cut all emissions by 80 - 95% below 1990 levels by 2050. Mostly impacted will be the power sector and industry sector. The tightening of Emergency Power emission regulations has given reason for the development of this paper, supporting those who are unaware of the possibilities. Many operators within the Data Centre community rely on third party design and engineering, unintentionally overlooking the best fit for what’s to come.

MCP Directive White Paper

Air pollution levels are still problematic in many parts of Europe, and citizens of the Union continue to be exposed to air-polluting substances, potentially compromising their health and wellbeing. Power generation has been identified as significantly contributing to the increasing issue. The directives aim is to reduce sulphur dioxides (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust, as agreed under the Gothenburg Protocol.

EBRC White Paper on the Information Age

With total digitalisation, our civilisation is approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In Greek mythology, Prometheus has already shown the way. By stealing the sacred fire of Olympus from Hephaestus’ forge, and giving it to men, Prometheus paved the way to the development of human civilisation through the mastery of technology. By mastering fire first, humans were able to move on to metallurgy and, with metal tools, they developed agriculture.
The First Industrial Revolution arrived in Europe in the late 18th century, brought on by steam and coal technologies. In the mid-19th century, the Second Industrial Revolution introduced the world to the wonders of electricity. And since the end of the 20th century, the increasing development of electronics and information technologies has enabled the Third Industrial Revolution to take its course. Today, unprecedented waves are about to break on the shores of humanity.

Data Centres Fuel Storage – Contamination and Prevention

The reliable performance of backup generator installations is critical. This paper explores issues related to fuel storage and polishing in data center facilities and how appropriate action can reduce the possibility of a generator startup failure. Technical parameters for the implementation of fuel polishing and storage have been analyzed and constructional instructions for the proper installation are presented.

Data Centre Maintenance White Paper

Data Centres are one of the most critical industries of the modern digital era. It is a “factory” with a demand of continuous, uninterruptible and smooth operation. The “products” that are “manufactured” are several and critical to business and government operations as well as personal activities. For example, a vast amount of third parties who are hosted and operate in a Data Centre collocation environment, provide services through applications, platforms, telecom services, etc. Any malfunction that might affect Data Centre operation, has an impact in an extended number of companies and users that receive services through the Data Centre’s provider. The impact of a failure is huge and difficult to be quantified. There have been many high profile service outages which were due to operation and maintenance issues.

White Paper: Battery Opportunities for Data Centres

The increasing availability and reducing cost of Lithium-ion batteries brings a number of potential benefits and creates new opportunities for data centre operators to review their electrical distribution topology and potentially generate additional income from their battery investment.

White Paper: DRUPS versus Static UPS

This report examines the relative merits of Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS) versus the more traditional Static UPS combined with standby generators. The efficiency of static UPS systems has improved greatly over recent years and now is on a par with the efficiency of a DRUPS system, so one of the main drivers for adopting a DRUPS solution has been removed. DRUPS systems still tend to be more space efficient than Statics, however the capital costs remain higher. Lifetime costs over a 10yr period are approximately equal, depending in large part on off-peak efficiencies of both systems. Over a longer period DRUPS would still have the advantage, mainly because of the costs on replacement batteries for Static systems.