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Catastrophic UPS Failure

Posted by Allison Boen

Wed, 29 May, 2019 @ 06:49 PM

Within 3 days of a catastrophic UPS Failure, Alcatex had Hyosung up and running on a rental UPS.
For any information, please Contact Us.

Used Generators: Should you get rid of yours?

Posted by Carlton Griffis

Tue, 12 Mar, 2019 @ 08:24 PM

Generators are extremely critical to keep up with Technology demands.   Ensuring they operate as designed is a necessity! 

Outdated and well-used generators can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth. Relying on a 25-year-old piece equipment to keep you up and running may be a gamble if maintenance isn't perfectly performed when needed. 

Alcatex has specialized in Generators and Critical Environments since 1995. We can get you a quick quote on your old equipment and funded within a few days!

Email allisonb@alcatex.com




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Critical Environment: Problems and Solutions

Posted by Carlton Griffis

Tue, 05 Mar, 2019 @ 09:51 PM

Episode 1

Problem: Positioning a critical generator adjacent to the building in the parking lot proved costly as the location is is an area which seasonally holds water.

12 years ago, a fortune 100 Company purchased a  generator, switch gear and mechanical infrastructure positioning near the data center in a seemingly perfect and unused location in the parking lot. As the seasons change, rain begins - A severe problem arises: The 'Perfect' location was vacant prior to installation due to the water pooling that occurs after rain - a problem overlooked during planning.

The customer was unable to have the equipment serviced, as techs chose not to stand in water and do electrical work. To compound the issue, adjacent to the property is a natural river that produces seasonal spawning salmon. This geographical location prohibited any draining into the river since the water pooled in the parking area would accumulate hydrocarbons (oil, diesel fuel, lubricants, etc.).


Customer Reaction: Consisting of 7 years of various engineers (including Geotechs, Geophysical Engineers) and tens of thousands of dollars in research, a work order reaches Alcatex stating "Water Pooling".


Alcatex Solution: Alcatex recommended discontinuation of spending funds trying to find out where the water was coming from, and to move into a reactive state.


1. Make a safe atmosphere for techs to work in by eliminating shock hazards

2. Protect spawning Salmon waters from being contaminated by hydrocarbons

Alcatex designed and engineered a catch basin to eliminate water pooling, a hydrocarbon detection system to prevent hazardous contamination to the river next door to the building, and as this is a mission-critical site, the solution was N+1.


Follow up:

The work was done prior to the rainy season, and as weather set in, there was no longer water pooling. The catch basin acted as it should, and the hydrocarbon detection system disallowed any contamination into the nearby river. 

Planning is an often overlooked and rushed issue in critical facilities, and can cause catastrophic problems that might not only affect the business overlooking it, but also the ecosystem around them. 

Washington State Generator Project

Posted by Allison Boen

Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 @ 08:11 PM

In the beautiful town of Snoqualmie, Washington, our team provided, delivered and set in place this week an equally beautiful 500 KW Cummins diesel generator.

After of weeks of preparation, the unit was expertly set in place in less than 2 and a half hours. Years of experience and an attention to detail equal a satisfied Customer!

Contact the team at Alcatex for all your Generator Requirements at inquire@alcatex.com

Alcatex is a Minority Certified Company.





1475 KW Caterpillar Generator: Rare find!

Posted by Allison Boen

Thu, 09 Mar, 2017 @ 10:54 PM

With Spring right around the corner, April showers and Tornado Season approaches. Backup power and UPS units are extremely vital in the performance of major companies during such times, and preparations are being made.

Current back-up generator availability shows a 2012 model Caterpillar XQ1475G Natural Gas Power Module.


This particular unit produces 1475 Kilowatts at either 50 or 60HZ. With a mere 3750 hours and loaded on a trailer that is ready for delivery, this is a rare deal that should be heavily considered by all Companies preparing for the coming months. 

For more information on this unit and other units, please contact Allison at allisonb@alcatexinc.com or visit our Inventory page HERE.


Alcatex Critical Facilities Maintenance Service

Posted by Allison Boen

Tue, 21 Feb, 2017 @ 07:42 PM


Critical Facilities Maintenance

To ensure the reliable operation of the critical systems installed, Alcatex provides critical facility maintenance services of generators, electrical gear, UPS, batteries, HVAC, and electrical services. 

Alcatex provides

  • 24/7 Emergency Services
  • Dedicated Project Manager (to coordinate requests)
  • Review of Service Reports
  • Corrective services for the Data Center


Current Facilities Maintenance Contracts:

Jones Lang LaSalle - T-Mobile

(73 Nationwide Locations)

CBRE - Amazon

(22 Nationwide Locations)


 You can view our Critical Facilities Maintenance page Here.

Alcatex Data Center Decommissioning

Posted by Allison Boen

Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 @ 08:07 PM

Alcatex, Inc.


From equipment updates to complete facility shutdown, Alcatex has assisted in more than 40 enterprise Data Centers Decommission Projects in the past 20 years.

Whether you need to remove generators, power systems, rack servers or electrical backbones, turn to the experienced professionals to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your business. Our expert team of associates can maximize your ROI while mitigating risks. Leave the liquidation of your Data Center Items to us while you focus on your core competence. 

Alcatex is prepared to meet any specific need and escalated time constraints you might have for your Data Center Decommission.  


To see our wide list of capabilities, see our Data Center Decommissioning page Here.

For any questions, please contact Allison Boen and allisonb@alcatex.com.

With the Support of Alcatex, Waste Management's Austin Data Center Awarded EPA’s ENERGY STAR®

Posted by Allison Boen

Mon, 30 Jan, 2017 @ 08:57 PM

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               With the support of Alcatex, Waste Management Austin Data Center has achieved EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency..

See the article here: https://www.newswire.com/news/waste-management-austin-data-center-earns-energy-star-certification-18570988

               Earning the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification signifies the Data Center’s impressive top 25% performance of similar facilities nationwide, and shows the top-notch energy performance levels met by Waste Management.

               With the help of Alcatex, Waste Management achieved these strict guidelines with the ultimate goal of high energy performance. The cost-effective methods have not only won the ENERGY STAR certification, but have also reduced the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere by approximately 35%!

               In the article, you will find statements from Waste Management on their achievement, some information on the Better Building Challenge, and the course of actions taken by Alcatex, Inc. and Waste Management to achieve the EPA ENERGY STAR certification.

Alcatex is Looking for Used Generators!

Posted by Allison Boen

Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 @ 08:49 PM

Alcatex is looking to buy used generators and equipment. We will pay top dollar for your new or used 100 KW to 1000 KW Generators! 


To kick off Spring, Alcatex is looking to increase our inventory of  Used generators! Alcatex can remove and rig out your old Generator if you are relocating or upgrading Euipment.  We can buy it all! Automatic Transfer Switches, UPS Systems and Computer Room AC units as well.

If you have any questions or inquiries, contact Allison at 972-226-0047 or e-mail at allisonb@alcatexinc.com 

WM Case Study picked up by "The News"

Posted by Allison Boen

Fri, 28 Aug, 2015 @ 09:19 PM


This is Pretty COOL!

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News AKA - THE NEWS  has published an article based on  the case study and  completed project for Waste Managments Austin Data Center and the replacment of two 400 Ton Chillers!

The article can be found here -> http://www.achrnews.com/articles/130238-chiller-upgrade-provides-energy-efficient-data-center

So....we are re-blogging the blog that we blogged about when the case study was published...but we now think it deserves another blog....Hey, we will take free Advertisment any day!