DATA CENTERS

In common with all businesses:

  • increasing fuel costs are a problem. It is hard to pass the cost on especially on current contracts.
  • there is pressure to reduce emissions, an issue especially relevant to larger or publicly quoted companies with ESR targets and institutional shareholders.

 

A particular issues for the sector is the need to maintain continuous power meaning having reliable backup generators and fuel storage that does not lead to problems.

Continuous Power – Use of Generators

However, as a Data Centre operator, a critical factor is the need to maintain continuous power which means having backup generators mainly diesel but sometimes gasoline.

Every operator and owner would like to eliminate generators and replace them with cleaner technology. But to date, no other technology so effectively combines low operating costs, energy density, reliability, local control and open-ended continuous power.

Diesel generators :

  • emit both Carbon Dioxide(CO2) and particulates, which means regulation and operating restrictions;
  • are expensive to buy;
  • are idle most of the time meaning that fuel degradation and diesel bug are more relevant than in many other sectors;
  • have an operational overhead in terms of testing, regulatory conformity and fuel management.

Reliability or lack of it due to the problems caused by diesel, including the aforementioned fuel degradation and diesel bug is a more important factor than in many other sectors because of the disastrous consequence of a loss of power. 

ElimiNOX Eco ™ will improve reliability, as well as reducing costs and emissions.

Cost Savings

You can expect a reduction in diesel fuel consumption of between 5% and 10%, plus lower maintenance costs. Less downtime will reduce your costs of performing your contract adding to your bottom line.

Emissions

ElimiNOX Eco ™ reduces the production of harmful, environmentally damaging greenhouse gas emissions such as CO2/NOx (up to 30%), whilst also reducing deadly Particulate Matter (PMs), including soot and smoke (up to 60+% reduction for PM2.5 and 50+% for PM10)

Larger businesses are often subject to ESR requirements. Use of ElimiNOX Eco ™ will improve their ESR performance.

Incorporation of ElimiNOX Eco ™ ought to become an important part of a business’ decarbonisation responsibilities.

ElimiNOX Eco ™ has been rigorously and successfully tested by world renown laboratories including Socotec Laboratories. The test results have been declared as ‘game changing’ for the diesel engine, environmental pollution and the health problems associated with diesel engine pollutants.

Moreover, Bureau Veritas have certified that diesel fuel conditioned with ElimiNox Eco™  not only retains compliance with EN590 but also benefits from an increase of over 30% improvement in Lubricity.

ElimiNOX reduces emissions
Eliminox reduces PM10 in diesel

Improvement in Reliability of Diesel generators

The improvements in efficiency including the substantial increase in lubricity (30%) and reductions in deposits due to lower particulate matter emissions, result in better performance and critically less downtime. Less downtime means lower costs.

Storage Tanks

Plus there is the issue of the integrity of your backup fuel supply:

  • Many generators are only used sporadically for standby power, and consequently the same fuel can sit in the tank for a long period of time if not years.
  • Fluctuations in the outside temperature can cause condensation to form in the tank, resulting in water entering the fuel.
  • Even fuel deliveries can be contaminated with water.

 

Fuel can become contaminated with bacteria (Diesel Bug) that breed in the water contamination.  This blocks the back up generator, stopping it from working and causing damage to the system.  Then, just when the Data Center requires its backup generators to kick in, the system fails to work.

Most diesel now has a bio-diesel component, dependent upon specification, this can be up to 7% by volume. The downside of biodiesel is that it absorbs water from the atmosphere, which can lead to the growth of Diesel Bug in your fuel tanks, it is also prone to oxidation; this reaction can cause the formation of acids and filter blocking gums and resins within the fuel

ElimiNOX Eco ™ has the added benefit of reducing maintenance and improving the life span of fuel storage tanks.  It will also keep fuel in storage tanks clean, scavenging excess water from fuel tanks maintaining fuel integrity and stability contributing to reduced filter blocking. . It ensures diesel bug is both eliminated and prevented.