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08.07.2017

NTS invests in clean air

In order to reduce exhaust emissions, NTS installed the first fuel-water-emulsion system (FWE) in Switzerland with an existing emergency power generator

Although our emergency power generators have only a few operating hours per year and these are almost exclusively attributable to the regular test runs, we decided to voluntarily install a new exhaust system from Exomission to protect our environment. Conventional exhaust gas purification techniques, such as diesel particulate filters (DPF) or SCR catalysts (AdBlue), attempt to filter out or convert the pollutants generated in the engine subsequently in the exhaust gas. In order for this to work, these filter systems require adequate exhaust gas temperatures. However, due to the very short operating times, these required temperatures are not reached with the emergency power generators. SCR for nitric oxide reduction does not act, and DPF tend to block. An SCR catalytic converter can even have adverse effects if toxic ammonia is emitted during a malfunction.

Exomission's so-called fuel-water-emulsion technology (FWE) works completely different, because the emissions are not filtered out with the FWE, but the engine is already prevented from producing the pollutants at all. The system we use has a patented solution for mixing water with fuel into an emulsion. Various safety measures also ensure that a fault or a failure of the FWE system has no influence on the operation of the motor.

Initial measurements show that the nitrogen oxide emissions can be almost completely eliminated with the FWE, far below future limits as well as the soot emissions.

The manufacturer about the topic of FWE (fuel-water-emulsion):
Since 2012 the company Exomission Umwelttechnik from Germany offers the FWE technology, which was developed primarily for the inner-motor reduction of soot. The fuel-water-emulsion technology, or FWE for short, mixes liquid fuel with water via a patented macromolecular system. The homogeneous emulsion produced is fed to the engine for combustion. The results are convincing. In official tests by TÜV Nord in Germany, the soot content in the diesel exhaust gas could be reduced to zero. In parallel, all relevant pollutants were significantly reduced. During the official TÜV tests about 3% fuel and CO2 could be saved. An absolute novelty in exhaust gas reduction technology! The German Federal Environment and Transport Ministry was enthusiastic and immediately praised state funding. Up to 60% of the investment costs for the FWE are donated by the state for the provision of inland waterways in Germany. Since then, Exomission has been successfully equipping ships and stationary engines, among others also CHPs, which are operated with diesel, heating oil, waste oil, heavy oil or vegetable oil, with FWE. Exomission has already won several environmental and innovation awards for the development of climate-friendly, low-emission and cost-cutting technology. Further details on the technology can be found on the Exomission website at www.exomission.de.

08.04.2017

Our apprentice participates in the ICT Swiss championship

Michael Teuscher has qualified for the ICTskills2017 at the regional championships

On March 18th, the regional championships were held in Berne. Michael Teuscher was able to compete with his competitors in his first attempt in the category Web Design / Development. With an excellent 2nd place, he qualified for the ICT Swiss Championship. These will be carried out during the computer science days on June 16/17th, 2017 in Zurich.

At this point, we would like to thank the team of Bbc Talents. They already prepared Michael for the regional championship during a training day and will continue to support our apprentice on his way to the Swiss championship.

14.01.2017

NTS stands for net neutrality

NTS Workspace AG is participating in the alliance of the Swiss economy for an open Internet.

Net neutrality means that NTS is obliged to handle all Internet services the same way - neither we filter any content nor services are treated preferentially or prioritized.

Only through a neutral and thus equivalent treatment of all services an open Internet is possible, which in turn offers all providers fair opportunities and thus also allows new suppliers to offer innovative products and services.

The aim of the alliance is to define the net neutrality in the telecommunications law.

Further information is available on the website www.offenes-internet.ch.

09.07.2016

Georedundant datacenters with high-speed interconnects

Improving colocation bundles in close cooperation with our partners ColoBâle, colozüri.ch and Colobern

Due to increased demand of various companies regarding georedundant setups, distributed among the regions of Zurich, Basel and Bern, the three datacenter operators ColoBâle, colozüri.ch and Colobern have decided to cooperate more closely.

The existing high-speed interconnections between the sites have a positive effect on an attractive solution. So we are ready to offer powerful and cost-effective colocation bundles.

To increase the availability of an IT platform, redundant components are used and operated as a cluster. Failure of a single component will not have serious consequences for the user.
The distribution of redundant IT infrastructure in two different locations (georedundancy) even increases stability in relation to geographic threats. Previously such setups were often reserved to large integrators because appropriate and affordable high-speed interconnects between the various data centers were a major problem.

Whether individual racks, cages or private suites and / or links with bandwidth of 1Gbps to 100Gbps, any combination is possible. We are happy to work out a solution design according to your needs.

In order to answer further questions, please contact us.

06.07.2016

Excellence in Datacenter Design at NTS

We congratulate our colleague Reto Burkhalter for passing the exam for Accredited Tier Designer according to Uptime Institute

For many years, data center topologies are categorized by the Uptime Institute in four so called Tier levels (Tier I - Tier IV).This ensures a worldwide consistent evaluation of datacenters according to the topics of redundancy, maintainability and fault tolerance.The aim of the attended course was getting a deeper knowledge in these areas.