By the Numbers: Cooling System Upgrades

by Jodi Holland on 1/22/19 8:03 AM

Earlier this month we took a look at CRAC and CRAH upgrades. Just how many data centers are taking the plunge and either retrofitting or upgrading? This infographic flyer from Vertiv takes a look at current thermal upgrade activity.

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Topics: efficient data center cooling, energy cost, data center cooling, vertiv, retrofit

Performance as Promised

by Jodi Holland on 1/15/19 7:52 AM

You probably see products with certifications everywhere. From Energy Star on your refrigerator, to a JD Power rating on your car, a UL Listing on your lamp. So, what? An organization has slapped a “we certify this product” sticker on the next new thing. What does it mean? Should you care? What clout does this sparkly label carry with it?

When an organization, such as the American Dental Association, allows Crest Toothpaste to put its recognizable “ADA Accepted” logo on their tubes and brushes, they are basically trying to assure you the following:

"Attention consumers. We have done the testing and we have certified that this product effectively achieves what it is says it’s going to do. Don’t feel like you’re taking a huge risk. We are so confident in our rating of this product, we bet our reputation on it."

That is why it is such a big deal that Liebert units from Vertiv became the first U.S.-based computer room air conditioning company to have their products be certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). As part of their rigorous certification program called Datacom 1360, which is for mission-critical data center and telecom cooling systems, AHRI assures customers that they’re getting the capacity and efficiency from their cooling systems.

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In addition, AHRI’s certification of certain Liebert products further validate Vertiv’s own ratings of their products and performance software, while ensuring product compliance with the industry’s technical standards. And, as the consumer, the certification allows for more effective comparisons between different cooling systems when you are in the decision-making phase.

We encourage you to learn more about the Liebert products that carry the trusted AHRI Certified mark, and what it means for your data center.

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Topics: cooling, AHRI, data center cooling

To Replace or Not to Replace?

by Jodi Holland on 1/7/19 10:49 AM

Another year has come and gone. For some of you, this means your data center cooling equipment is another year older, and it may not be running as efficiently as you'd like.

So, the question becomes, to replace or not to replace? If you choose to replace the old equipment with the latest and greatest Vertiv has to offer, a whole lot of comfort and reliability will come with your purchase. If you’re on a much tighter budget, however, retrofitting your current equipment could be a viable option that will help you save energy today, while allowing it to last a few more years before you have to take the big leap to buy all new equipment. While possible equipment upgrades that can be considered include Liebert® iCOM™ and Liebert® EC fans, one equipment replacement might be a Liebert® DSE™.

 

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Before you make up your mind though, it’s best to consider your different options and how they would effect your annual energy costs in the coming years. Would you be saving big with one option over the other? And, if so, how long will it take for these energy savings to cover the cost of the project? For a breakdown of these possible costs (and more) take a look at two options that Vertiv presents in a retrofit payback scenario.

Need help with your decision? Connect with your DVL data center engineer.

 

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Topics: Thermal Management, cooling, data center temperature control, data center cooling, vertiv, retrofit

Vertiv Announces Top 2019 Trends for the Industry

by Jodi Holland on 12/6/18 11:59 AM

For the third year in a row, Vertiv has consulted with their experts from around the world, to compile a list of trends they predict will most affect the data center industry.

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This year’s list, which is meant to serve as an anticipatory tool to help IT professionals look to the future, predicts and discusses trends that will further simplify "the edge" and create a “workforce revolution” as we begin to see a growing amount of new IT professionals replace outgoing retirees.

Read more about what you can expect to see in the coming year.

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Topics: vertiv, the edge, top trends, ups systems, direct liquid cooling

Refrigerant-22: Is Your Data Center Ready for 2020?

by Jodi Holland on 11/14/18 11:08 AM

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What does this mean for you?

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Currently the price of R22 is 7X the cost of current refrigerants (R407C and R410A) and increasing every day, AND many supply houses are limiting the quantity per sale to avoid stock piling. Reclaimed R22 will be available after 2020, but its price is expected to increase.

Options to Eliminate R22 at Your Facility
What can you do if you currently have Data Center Air Conditioners with R22? Now is the time to plan for the future. You essentially have 3 choices:

  • Stick it out with R22 knowing that future repairs will be expensive
  • Retrofit the unit with a new refrigerant…This is not recommended due to potential incompatible piping, devices, loss of capacity, and a decrease in efficiency
  • Replace the units with new compliant refrigerants units that are designed to deliver higher efficiencies. The Vertiv™ Liebert® DSE is a great choice.

Contact Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Beck at 215.826.1158 to learn more.

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