New Engine Generator Tier Certification Standards Explained

Presented by

Christopher Brown, Vice President, Global Standards & Global Tier Authority – Uptime Institute

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Engine generators are a mission-critical component for data centers, ensuring resilience, stability, and business continuity. In August 2012 the Tier Standard: Topology was updated, altering the way Uptime Institute adjudicates the engine generator suitability and capacity for Tier Certification. This change allowed manufacturers and designers a bit more flexibility than the ISO 8528-1 standard does by definition. Previously the Tier Certification capacities were tied only to the ISO standard. To clear up any confusion between the old and new standards, in this webinar we explain the current criteria and variables for engine generator ratings, outline the parameters for each Tier certification level, and discuss how to apply these standards to your facility and operations.

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