Innovation and Efficiencies
At FORTRUST, we’re constantly devising ways to increase efficiencies through business operations and design. We are committed to being a leader in the data center industry. As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, FORTRUST will be moving away from traditional lead acid battery systems for UPS use.
A recent example is our move to DRUPS — Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) units. FORTRUST will use DRUPS from E1 Dynamics in our next data center expansion. The DRUPS units feature a diesel engine and a rotary UPS that uses kinetic energy, eliminating the need for lead acid batteries. They will be used to provide emergency power during utility outages.
This investment reflects our commitment to providing enhanced reliability while creating efficiency. The addition of the DRUPS will allow us to serve the growing high density needs of our customers and to do that in a more efficient manner.
Our investment in DRUPS is part of our mission to innovate and create efficiencies in the data center industry.
— Bryon Miller, Chief Data Center Officer, FORTRUST
FORTRUST conducted a significant amount of due diligence leading to the decision to incorporate the benefits and advantages offered with DRUPS Technology. The DRUPS technology is being used in data centers and other mission critical environments around the world with outstanding reliability, efficiency and ease of operation.
The most recent DRUPS models provide one of the most cost-effective approaches to data center electrical distribution. They are simplified, more reliable, require less maintenance, and have a longer life-cycle, making them superior to battery UPS and fly-wheel models. DRUPS also get rid of lead and sulfuric acid.
How DRUPS Work
FORTRUST has ordered two NO-BREAK KS® DRUPS from E1 DYNAMICS, and is looking to utilize this partnership and these technical advantages over traditional battery based UPS systems in its ongoing expansion of the FORTRUST Denver, CO data center. The DRUPS will be part of our data center expansion.