Posted By Rich Miller On June 30, 2008 @ 7:03 am In Data Center Videos,Generators | Comments Disabled
How do you get a 38,000 pound generator into a sub-basement beneath the streets of a major city? Minnesota hosting provider VISI  has posted video of the June 21 installation of a new Caterpillar 2.25MW diesel generator for its St. Paul data center. The process involved closing the streets, lifting out a chunk of the roadway to expose the basement, and using a 175-ton crane to lift the equipment into the opening. Watch the video below, and then check out Gary Elfert’s entry at the VISI blog  for additional details.
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