> An electrical fire broke out in the basement of an office tower
> in TriBeCa yesterday, four months after building inspectors said
> they had discovered illegal diesel fuel tanks installed on the
> upper floors of the tower.
basement. roof. what is it i am not getting here? osama bin
elevator? the ratcheting (rat sh<bleep>ing?) up of the american
Diesel fuel from a leaky roof tank will eventually drip down to the
Heat from a basement fire will eventually rise up to the roof and cause
diesel fuel tanks to explode.
In any case, this problem should be solved by the city government in a
large city. It is a fact that large cities are large telecomm hubs. It is
a fact that large telecomm hubs need guaranteed power supplies. It is a
fact that the individual players in telecomm want to be located near each
other in large cities (same building, same block). The solution to this
whole mess is for the city government to run a special power utility that
operates a pair of safe and highly secure diesel power generating plants
which provide dual entrance service to telecomm hotels in a specific area
of the city. That way folks can install equipment with no batteries and no
generators because they are getting triply redundant and diverse power
(utility, and 2 city diesel generation plants).
We eliminate the dangers of hydrogen fumes and exploding batteries and
BTW, has anyone done any studies of heat generation in routers and
switches to identify which bits of the hardware generate the most heat
(i.e. consume the most power) and which functions generate the most heat?
Maybe there are opportunities for dramatically reducing power consumption
by changing the way we configure our networks.