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Data Center Fuel System Design Guide

04-25-2015

 

Complex, Expensive, and Difficult to Commission might describe your experience with Data Center Fuel Systems.  But a clean efficient design can help you minimize the pain.  

Designs for Tier 1 thru Tier 4 reliability are examined.  Also designs with large generator sub-base tanks are broken down.

Earthsafe fuel transfer modules and controls fit together into a broad range of smart connected systems for data centers. Day Tanks, Filter-Polishers, Duplex Fuel Pumps, Fill Stations, and Master Fuel Controllers work together seamlessly.

 

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Day Tank Engineering for Data Centers: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

Reliable Fuel Supply for 20 generators at large data center facility required a mission critical system of re-filling day tanks.  The system design detailed in the case study is based on breaking the facility down into 4 logical sub-systems, each of which is served by a somewhat traditional but very robust fuel system.

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Generator Sub-Base Fuel Tanks for Data Centers: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

Large generator sub-base tanks required safe tank fill systems for 16 generators at large data center facility.  The system design detailed in the case study provides redundant safe filling stations.

Redundant Master Controllers interface with the facility PMS, Power Management System, to allow the operators to have comprehensive monitoring of the fuel system.

 

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Fuel Header for Data Center Generators: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

Challenged with a 16 generator plant for a large data center, an innovative fuel supply systems was designed.  A fuel header piped was installed to run the length of the generator room to provide generator connections. 

The fuel header pipe is reliably refilled by an outside fuel storage and transfer system.  Fuel fill stations, fuel filtration polishers, and duplex fuel transfer pumps

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Fuel System for Tier 4 Data Center: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

Dual Active Path Redundancy adds to the complexity of a Tier 4 data center fuel system.  A redundant Ethernet control system simplified the challenge of providing reliable control for the system.

Fuel fill stations, fuel filtration polishers, and duplex fuel transfer pumps were also included.

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Smart Connected Fuel Oil Systems: Whitepaper

04-25-2015

 

High Performance Building Design requires connectivity and integration of all building systems.  This is likely the biggest engineering design challenge for the building industry in the next decade.

In this New Earthsafe White Paper, we break down what that means to fuel system design for critical power generators. 

 

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10 Experts - Clean Fuel Needs for New Generators

04-25-2015
New Engines need Clean Fuel. New Generators designed to meet air emissions requirements operate at higher pressures and with closure machine tolerances in their fuel systems. Your new fuel is dirty. And it is getting worse. We reviewed the available technical literature regarding diesel fuel quality, and created a synopsis for the 10 documents that seemed to us to provide comprehensive and unbiased information.  Here is our take away from the experts:
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How to Design a Day Tank for Generators

04-25-2015

 

Generator day tanks range from very simple tanks to complex integrated systems.  To make them easier to understand we break down the design process adding elements as needed to accomplish your design goals.

 

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Top 10+ Questions (and Answers): Fuel Storage Tanks

04-25-2015

 

Top 10 + Questions asked by consulting engineers designing fuel storage tanks for critical power generators.  How to select between underground, aboveground, and in-building storage options is analyzed in our new whitepaper.  Detailed technical considerations are presented for each type of storage system. 

 

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Best Practices: Hospital Fuel Oil System Design Guide

04-25-2015

 

Complex, Expensive, and Difficult to Commission might describe your experience with Hospital Fuel Oil Systems.  But a clean efficient design can help you minimize the pain.  

Earthsafe fuel transfer modules and controls fit together into a broad range of smart connected systems for Hospitals. Day Tanks, Filter-Polishers, Duplex Fuel Pumps, Fill Stations, and Master Fuel Controllers work together seamlessly.

 

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UCSD Jacobs Hospital Fuel Oil System: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

The UCSD Medical Center required a new Central Energy Plant to support the new 10 story 500,000 SF Jacobs Medical Center.  The central plant included 4 generators of 2 MW capacity located on an upper floor, and a set of boilers located on the lower floor. Fuel is stored in 2 underground storage tanks of 40,000 gallon capacity.

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UCSF Mission Bay Hospital Fuel OIl System: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

The UCSF Medical Center in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco required a new Central Energy Plant integral to the new 800,000 SF Hospital.  The central plant included 3 generators of 2 MW capacity located on the building roof, and a set of boilers located on the upper floor. Fuel is stored in 2 underground storage tanks of 40,000 gallon capacity.

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Urban Hi-Rise Hospital Fuel Oil System: Case Study

04-25-2015

 

The Lurie Childrens Hospital is the tallest childrens hospital in the world.  The building is 23 stories high and in total 1,255,000 SF.  The small footprint and high energy needs of the facility required a special fuel system design. The central plant included 5 generators of 2 MW capacity located at the lower level, and a set of boilers located on the 23rd level upper floor. Fuel is stored in 3 underground storage tanks of 40,000 gallon capacity.

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Rush Medical Center Fuel Oil System Case Study

04-25-2015

 

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago required a new Central Energy Plant to support its new 14 story 806,000 SF hospital.  The central plant is located in an urban area requiring the location of the bulk storage tanks within the lower level of the building protected within specially constructed rooms. The 6 generators and the boiler plant are located on upper floors and are fed by duplex pump sets at the lower level.

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Modular System at HCA Data Center in Nashville

04-25-2015

Modular System at HCA Data Center in Nashville

Earthsafe provided a modular fuel system for a new data center in Nashville for HCA. HCA is the largest private hospital network in the US>  The fuel transfer system was delivered in 2 prefabricated modules.  Module 1 receives fuel, performs rapid polishing and transfer fuel from a receiving tank to bulk storage.  Module 2 provides additional filter polishing and transfer fuel to the generator building.  The system supports 5 new E1 Dynamics Rotary UPS units. 

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HCA St. Lucie Medical Center

04-25-2015

HCA St. Lucie Medical Center

Earthsafe completed a new fuel system for the St. Lucie Medical Center in Florida.  The project continues Earthsafe service to HCA, the largest private hospital network in the US.  Last year Earthsafe completed a system at the new HCA data center near its headquarters in Nashville. 

The St. Lucie project was completed by Florida Metro Construction who has extensive experience with medical facilities throughout South Florida.

 

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Kaiser Hospitals South Bay and San Rafael

04-25-2015

Kaiser South Bay and Kaiser San Rafael.

Earthsafe continues its service to Kaiser Healthcare in California with new fuel systems at Kaiser South Bay and Kaiser San Rafael.  Kaiser is the largest managed healthcare group in the nation se3rving 9.3 million members through 37 medical centers. 

Earthsafe controllers are specifically approved by OSHPD for earthquake resistance, and have become the first choice for fuel system controls throughout California.

 

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Earthsafe Supports Nuclear Weapon Compliance

04-25-2015

Earthsafe supports Nuclear Weapon Compliance

Earthsafe recently completed the fuel system for the new AFTAC facility at Patrick AFB near Cocoa Beach, FL.  The AFTAC mission it is to detect and report technical data from foreign nuclear explosions. As such, AFTAC monitors signatory countries' compliance of nuclear treaties like the Limited Test Ban Treaty. 

The facility was designed by FLAD Architects and the general contractor was Hensel Phelps.

 

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Ft. Benning Hospital Fuel System

04-25-2015

New Ft Benning Hospital Fuel System

 

Earthsafe recently completed the fuel system commissioning for the new central energy plant at the Ft. Benning Medical Center.  The new 745,000 SF facility is one of the largest hospitals built in the US in recent years.  It was delivered under a design – build type project system.