Earthsafe Controls

End-of-Life PLC Upgrades for Allen Bradley and Siemens

05-06-2020

End of Life for Micrologix 1000/1500:

There are several million Micrologix 1000 PLCs in service around the world, including thousands in critical service in data center equipment. Hundreds of Dot‐Com Era (1998 – 2002) data centers are still in service throughout the US and world.

Many of these facilities are very valuable because they occupy locations close to large cities and fiber optic infrastructure.  Earthsafe built fuel systems for many of these facilities, and our systems have operated reliably over that time with very little maintenance.


Diesel Cleanliness

Clean Diesel Rules for Generators: NFPA 110 Drilldown

04-09-2020

Clean Fuel for Generators: Drilldown of NFPA 110 Rules

For those of you who just don’t like to read, or have only a moderate tolerance for reading codes and regulations, we have the done the dirty work for you. 

NFPA 110 “Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems” is the standard for people who own and operate buildings with emergency generators.  It’s the starting point of what a building owner should consider as good practice, and may go further toward a legal requirement since it is referenced in building codes.

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Testing Diesel Fuel for Generators - Drilldown of NFPA 110 Rules

07-05-2018

Testing Fuel for Generators: Drilldown of NFPA 110 / ASTM 975 Rules

For those of you who just don’t like to read, or have only a moderate tolerance for reading codes and regulations, we have the done the dirty work for you. 

NFPA 110 “Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems” is the standard for people who own and operate buildings with emergency generators.  It’s the starting point of what a building owner should consider as good practice, and may go further toward a legal requirement since it is referenced in building codes.

Fuel

Why You Should Worry about your Generators Old Diesel Fuel

07-05-2018

Diesel Fuel Gets Old Fast – 3 Months

Not like your car, fuel sits in a generator tank for a long time, because it is stored for when you need it.  Say you have a 300 KW generator and you want 8 hours of run time.  At full load you need 20 gallons per hour so you need a 160 gallon tank.  If you test your generator once a month for 15 minutes unloaded, you will use 7 gallons per hour 3 hours per year for a total of 21 gallons per year.  That means, without a big power outage, you would use all your fuel in about 8 years.

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End-of-Life for Dot-Com Data Center Controls

01-15-2018

End-of-Life for Dot-Com Data Center Controls

Hundreds of Dot-Com Era (1998 – 2002) data centers are still in service throughout the US and world.  Many of these facilities are very valuable because they occupy locations close to large cities and fiber optic infrastructure.  Earthsafe built fuel systems for many of these facilities, and our systems have operated reliably over that time with very little maintenance.