Eaton to expand backup for defence agency mega data centre

December 4, 2017

Eaton has been awarded a $10.7 million contract from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to expand one of its large data centres in Ohio.


Eaton said the DISA Columbus data centre project will expand dual power architecture for critical and backup power systems installed by the company in 2010. Eaton will also add electrical capacity to UPS systems and provide redundant sources of power to accommodate increased mission loads.


To expand the data centre in compliance with Uptime Institute Tier III requirements, Eaton will provide two large generator sets as well as associated distribution switchgear, panelboards, and transformers, along with two Power Xpert 9395 uninterruptable power systems.


To enhance safety and reliability, Eaton will also perform system testing and commissioning— and provide “all necessary turnkey engineering services, power quality and electrical distribution equipment for the project”, which is expected to be complete in the first half of 2018. 


The contract was awarded to Eaton under the US Air Force’s Power Conditioning & Continuation Interfacing Equipment programme. VP and general manager of Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Craig Gob, said the company had worked with the DISA “for the better part of 35 years to support critical power requirements at large data centres worldwide”.


Eaton’s Federal Mission Critical team, a component of its engineering services group, is delivering the project.





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