"Commissioning is often the first budget item sacrificed, and, ironically,  one of the most critical to mission success"


      Mission Critical Facilities Infrastructure Consulting      



Availability Analyses, Critical Facilities Design & Peer Review, UPS / CPS System Evaluations, Commissioning, Owners Agency, Critical Construction Project Management Services, Power Quality Consulting




With over 25 years of experience, and a "no misses" industry reputation of successful critical power project experience, MC West is regarded as one of the leading critical facilities consulting firms in its field. Project work includes data center design, commissioning services, owners agency, peer review, critical facilities project management services, complete Design-Build UPS/engine-generator installations, flywheel/CPS/battery consulting, custom modular data centers, and  strategic planning.  MCW specializes in ultra-critical live data centers and Teleports, though we do a significant amount of new site/green field work, and less critical facilities as well.


Recent MCW Client Successes:

Design of custom 2N modular (pre-fab) data centers for major client at less than 70% of industry standard CapEx.   Final product incorporated sub-1.3 PUE design, extreme service/personnel fault-tolerance, and a series of features not possible with containers.  Design allowed for routine over-the-road transit & final deployments, yet provide a generous personnel working area with final client deliverable. 

MCW was the lead Mission Critical Facilities Infrastructure consulting firm for earth station data center design, commissioning, vendor selection, and installation support for one of the most advanced satellite companies in the world.  All sites successfully supporting satellite.

Commissioning, or Cx supervision, of dozens of data centers in 2012 at various levels of client-mandated resiliency.

Peer review on projects for a (larger) Design / Design-Build engineering firm to ensure success.





Upcoming Article & Conference Presentation Schedule:


NOV 2011 Mission Critical Magazine The Battle Lines are Drawn, New UPS Designs take hold in the Marketplace

  APR 2012 Mission Critical Webinar Providing Effective Backup Power for Data Centers

JUN 2012 7 x 24 Exchange Conference (FL) Probablistic Vs. Empirical Risk Analysis, a Need for Both


Email us at info@mcwestinc.com with business contact information for rates and references.  Also available are archived industry papers, speeches, and presentations by Dennis P. DeCoster, Executive Principal of Mission Critical West, and one of the world's leading authorities on mission critical facilities infrastructure (see Resources)


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Also available upon request, the hallmark study...

The Large UPS Product Evaluation Report

This study, with initial release in 2009, examines the state-of-the-art offerings by eight of the largest* Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) manufacturers in the 500 KVA and larger capacity range.  Mid 2010 release currently available, with mid 2012 new edition expected.  The Report is almost 100 pages and includes a variety of MCW-proprietary detailed comparisons covering the following areas:

  • Dynamic Performance (Step loading, fault clearing, harmonics handling, etc.)

  • Reliability/ Availability

  • Scalability and Redundancy Issues

  • Green Issues (Efficiency, recycle concerns, overall power consumption, rebate potential, etc.)

  • Logistical Concerns (Space, weight, seismic)

  • Service and Support (Relative strength/weakness of service organizations and apps support)

  • Price/LCC Cost (relative - absolute pricing varies with markets & geographies.)

  • Flywheels, Lithium and Nickel battery trends, and much more

Key areas of concern for Facility Engineers, IT Managers, Green Initiative Supervisors, and Consulting Engineering firms are dealt with in real world terms.  The trade-off of mission reliability/availability for improved efficiency and green impact for manufacture's new product releasers.  What works and what doesn't, experientially.  What you can believe and what you should not, regarding manufacturer claims.  Why some UPS/CPS systems that tout high efficiency fall flat in actual testing at real world loading.  In short, the "bible" for any team contemplating a larger UPS purchase within the next year.

The authors are acknowledged experts in UPS technology with 30 years of experience in critical facilities design, UPS system application engineering, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance, including specific hands-on experience with well over 100 UPS installations in the multi-hundred KW and Multi-MW range.  This 73 page study incorporates vendor factory input (including substantial factory tests when authorized), actual end user interviews, in-house testing data, commissioning data, product technical specifications, and related data.

* by world market share

Pricing available upon request

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