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RE: Why do we use facilities with EPO's?
On July 26, 2007 at 16:25 [email protected] (Randy Epstein) wrote: > (snip) > > > Put another way: Between a 120KVA UPS and a gang of experienced > > firefighters with charged hoses I'd put my money on the firefighters > > every time. > > > > -- > > -Barry Shein > > You realize the UPS systems we're speaking of are much larger? Usually 480 > volt, many kVA. FWIW, do you imagine that's terribly large for urban firefighters in the big scheme of things, not just computer rooms? My memory could be wrong but I remember the John Hancock building, 60 stories, pulls about 1.5MW...I remember Boston Edison mentioning this in discussing a design I was working on of a supercomputer facility, that we were asking for more power than the hancock building which was ok but it presented..."challenges". Factories can pull a lot of power also (that room was never built.) Anyhow, once you're beyond a pea-shooter I don't think procedures for firefighting vary a whole lot, other than some outliers. -b