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Essential Standby Generator System Requirements for Next Generation Data Centers


Effective standby generator system installations must address the known problems and challenges relating to current and past designs. This paper presents a categorized and prioritized overview of generator system challenges and the requirements needed to overcome them.


Read it for tips on overcoming common pitfalls in these areas:


  • Manageability
  • Availability and reliability
  • Maintenance and serviceability
  • Lifecycle cost
  • Adaptability


Kai Johnstad Product Information Manager, American Power Conversion Kai Johnstad is the Product Information Manager for Power Generation Systems at American Power Conversion. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1994 with a degree in General Engineering and received an MBA from the University of San Francisco in 2000. He has worked in the power supply and generator industries, in both engineering and sales / marketing capacities, and prior to that as a consultant with Accenture.
Matt LePard Chief Engineer, American Power Conversion Matt LePard is the Chief Engineer for Power Generation Systems at American Power Conversion. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1998 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Previous to APC he worked for Ingersoll Rand designing advanced fastening tools.
Schneider Electric
10 Jul 2008
01 Jan 2005
10 Page(s)
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