State-of-the-art Backup for Data Centers and Critical Facilities

Speaker: Paul O’Hara, P.E., Cummins Pacific


Location:  Biltmore Hotel

2151 Laurelwood Road

Santa Clara, 95054


When: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm


 RSVP:   Registration required

Cost:  Registration through 2/16/2015:  $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $35/$45 non-members


About the talk:

Join us for a presentation on the technology that keeps us connected, healthy and entertained.  Whether for financial transactions, uptime requirements of data centers, life-saving procedures in healthcare or to keep the stadium lights on at the big game uninterrupted power has become an absolute requirement in our lives.

Generators, transfer switches and paralleling gear are the backbone of this power chain.  This discussion will cover the state-of-the-art for backup generators at data centers and other critical facilities. These marvels are rated up to 3.5 MW.  The topics covered will include the recent improvements in backup power system architectures, generator controls, and generator set reliability enhancements.  Also covered will be requirements for enhanced reliability including Uptime Tier 3 & 4, NEC 708, and their implications.  In addition national and local requirements for lower emissions, how this can effect installations in the form of exhaust after treatment will be covered.


About the Speaker:

Paul O’Hara, General Manager of Mission Critical and Technical Communications, Cummins Pacific

Paul has successfully delivered emergency backup solutions to a wide range of facilities including Data Centers, Hospitals/Medical Centers, Water & Wastewater Plants, College Campuses, and critical Military installations.   He has been helping consultants apply on site power generation to facilities for over 30 years.  Paul has a BSME from the University of Minnesota and is a registered P.E. in California.

Cummins Pacific is the largest distributor of generators, automatic transfer switches and paralleling gear in California.  They offer pre-integrated systems with all of the components designed and built to work together, resulting in smaller equipment footprints, reduced installation times, and higher system reliability.

See you there!

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