Cummins Power Generation Announces New Ratings Classification for Data Center Power Generation Systems

Cummins Power Generation Announces New Ratings Classification for Data Center
                           Power Generation Systems

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 27, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Cummins Power Generation Inc., a
leading global supplier of backup power generation systems for data centers
and other mission-critical facilities, today announced a new diesel generator
power output ratings category for data center applications. In response to
data center customers' needs for assurance of total reliability and
dependability, the Data Center Continuous (DCC) rating offers diesel generator
sets rated for unlimited hours of operation, with no restrictions on average
variable load factor. DCC ratings will be applicable for any data center
installation where a reliable utility exists.

The Data Center Continuous ratings span the range of Cummins Power
Generation's high horsepower diesel generator sets, from 1 MW up to 2.5 MW,
and will apply to both 50 Hz and 60 Hz configurations. This introduction is
part of Cummins overall focus on data center innovation, marshalling a team
global experts and life cycle support resources specifically for its data
center customers.

"Our data center customers have indicated to us there still is confusion
around various rating descriptions, guidelines and applications by different
manufacturers, making the data center power system design process difficult to
navigate," said Craig Wilkins, Director of Global Critical Protection for
Cummins Power Generation. "These new ratings will not only simplify the
engineering design process, but will make it much easier for those data center
customers seeking site certification from the Uptime Institute."

Consultants and engineers can now design with the confidence that Cummins DCC
ratings can be applied up to the specified rating without restrictions on
varying or non-varying loads or hours of operation. The new ratings are in
addition to the current emergency standby and prime power ratings.

By combining DCC ratings with Cummins' diesel generators' time-tested ability
to achieve 100% load acceptance in one step with best-in-class PowerCommand®
digital controls, data center customers can be confident they are purchasing
power generation systems at the leading edge of reliability and dependability.

For additional information about DCC ratings, contact: Ananth Parameswaran,
Director, Power Systems & Global Marketing at 651-787-6321, or email

About Cummins Power Generation

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a
global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of
electric power around the world. With more than 90 years of experience, the
company's global network of distributors in more than 190 countries delivers
innovative solutions for any power need – commercial, industrial,
recreational, emergency and residential.

SOURCE Cummins Power Generation

Contact: Robin Reid, Technical Marketing Manager, Cummins Power Generation,
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