Riello UPS has partnered with manufacturer Himoinsa Power Solutions to offer an efficient new generator to provide standby power for data centres and beyond. The unit will be launched at this month's Datacenter Dynamics Converged event (ExCeL, London, November 19-20).
The 640kVA/509kw Power Cube has been developed as a more compact, robust, quieter and more efficient solution than a standard generator, making it ideal for the data centre market where space is at a premium. It is powered by a fuel optimised MTU V-12 dual frequency engine complete with Deep Sea DSE8610 controller with visible oil level detection, oil make-up tank, synchronising capability, coolant heater, charger and heavy-duty batteries.
Historically, says Riello, 1MW generators have only been available in a 20-foot container and typically weigh in excess of 17,500kg. However, Power Cube is housed in a ten-foot certified shipping container and weighs in at less than 8000kg — this makes it 50 per cent smaller in body length and 35 per cent smaller in cubic metres compared to other generators. And as a modular design, this new unit can also be coupled to 32 generators making a combined 16MW power plant.
Easier servicing access
Himoinsa Power Solutions MD Clive Dix said: “The Power Cube provides a cost-effective solution on a small footprint which makes it ideal for specialist hirers and installations where space restrictions apply. Two of the Power Cubes can be provided at a lower cost than a 1MW generator with the added benefits of lower emissions, fuel saving and less noise. Access to the generator is provided at all sides and the temperature regulated cooling system is mounted in the roof, allowing easier access for servicing than a traditional generating set. And because of its unique size, Power Cube is also more portable and easier to transport.”
Leo Craig, general manager at Riello UPS, said: “Launching the Power Cube in conjunction with Himoinsa represents our continued commitment to providing innovative new product solutions which are high quality, reliable, efficient and cost-effective. Power Cube offers a number of outstanding features and is the perfect solution for those who want the latest cutting edge generator as a standby power supply to critical solutions.”