Looking for advice on datacenter electrical/generator

Matthew Kaufman matthew at eeph.com
Fri Apr 4 23:58:49 UTC 2003

I'm in Santa Cruz County. Since I've been here, natural gas has been off for
multiple days in a row twice. Once because of an earthquake, the second time
because a winter storm put a lot of water in a hillside and the slide
severed the (only) high pressure gas feed for the county.

In both cases, electricity wasn't stable either. So for the last datacenter
I built, I went with diesel.

I've also been told, though I don't know how true it is, that diesel
generators can go longer between service intervals, though for a datacenter
I wouldn't skimp on routine maintenance anyway.

Matthew Kaufman
matthew at eeph.com <-home
mkaufman at dsl.net <-work

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Bill Woodcock
> ...
> Why?  In what case is it still not preferable to diesel?  The 
> _only_ reason I've ever heard an informed person state for 
> going with diesel is that the fire marshal wouldn't allow 
> them to store anything else.
>                                 -Bill

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