Emerson Network Power Announces Water and Energy-Saving Liebert® DSE with Liebert EconoPhase Economizer Approved for California Data Centers

by Marissa Donatone on 10/6/15 9:27 AM

Designed to save millions of gallons of water and increase energy efficiency by up to 50 percent

liebert-dse-mediumColumbus, Ohio [September 16, 2015] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, (NYSE: EMR) and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the use in California data centers of the Liebert® DSE thermal management system with the Liebert EconoPhase Pumped Refrigerant Economizer. The Liebert DSE system represents a break-through technology that uses no water and saves up to 50 percent of thermal energy, through its patented design and advancedLiebert iCOM™ controls.  

“The Liebert DSE system is a great environmental steward. When used in a typical mid-sized data center of one megawatt load, the Liebert DSE is significantly more efficient than current cooling systems, and eliminate the use of around four million gallons of water each year. If deployed broadly in California data centers, the Liebert DSE with EconoPhase could save hundreds of million gallons of water every year,” said John Peter Valiulis, vice president North America marketing, thermal management, Emerson Network Power.
 
The CEC has approved the Liebert DSE system with Liebert EconoPhase as a prescriptive economization option, as part of Title 24 of the the CEC’s 2103 Building Energy Efficiency Standards For Residential and Non Residential Buildings, meeting the code’s requirements for energy efficiency and its prescriptive requirements for economizers.
 
The Liebert DSE system eliminates the need for any water in the heat rejection process and associated chemical water treatment, and it eliminates the risk of exposure to harmful waterbound bacteria. In addition, the Emerson modeling for the CEC compliance program demonstrated an 8 to 10 percent reduction in the data center Time Dependent Valuation measure, compared to the water economizer prescriptive option. The Liebert DSE system design also reduces or eliminates several of the power components associated with water economizers. In actual usage, the entire Liebert DSE system has demonstrated thermal system energy savings of up to 50 percent over older legacy systems.
 
For more information on Emerson Network Power’s Liebert DSE with EconoPhase or other products and solutions, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
 
 
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks. Learn more at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
 
About Emerson 
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
 
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Topics: data center infrastructure, data center design, DVL, energy, DC Power, critical air conditioning, HVAC, Thermal Management, capacity, cooling, Data Center efficiency, ASHRAE, power, water cool

Battery Monitoring with Remote Services: Right Information + Right Expertise= Right Protection

by Emerson Network Power on 7/1/15 11:20 AM

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Written By: Milind Paranjape, Emerson Network Power

IT managers and facility managers make promises to their businesses and their customers to maintain critical system availability. One key way they can keep their word and deliver on those promises is by properly monitoring and maintaining the batteries that back up the UPS. After all, a UPS is only as reliable as the batteries that support it, and all too often, battery failure is the cause of unplanned, costly downtime in data centers.

Monitoring alone may not be enough. 
Maintaining and continuously monitoring critical battery parameters to detect early signs of battery degradation can go a long way toward reducing battery failure and thus preventing downtime. However, evidence suggests that stationary battery monitoring and data collection might not be enough.

In our 2007 white paper, “The Effect of Regular, Skilled Preventive Maintenance and Remote Monitoring on Critical Power System Reliability,” Emerson Network Power demonstrated that while data centers with on-site battery monitoring systems had a reduced rate of outages due to bad batteries, outages did still happen. Such outages occur when customers do not properly monitor the system, or when they do not know how to properly analyze the data provided by the monitor. Simply put, having the right information, and knowing what to do with it, are two very different things.

Remote monitoring ensures added protection. 
Monitoring that enables remote services is a solution to address these issues. Remote services allow a third party service partner—preferably a partner with full knowledge of critical infrastructure and battery maintenance best practices—to monitor data collected by battery monitoring technology and properly maintain the system based on the data analysis.

The latest technologies, as seen with Albér battery monitoring solutions, monitor parameters such as cell voltage, overall string voltage, current, and temperature. The technology also enables automatic periodic tests of the battery’s internal resistance. Such monitoring and testing verifies the operating integrity of the battery and identifies potential problems early on.

When this technology is supplemented with remote services, skilled battery experts support battery monitoring efforts around the clock. When the monitoring technology detects issues, the remote service technicians receive alerts. They can then put into action a pre-defined escalation plan to address the alarm. As a result, the appropriate steps are taken to correct minor battery problems before they evolve into major system issues, thus protecting other batteries in the string, preventing major system damage, and improving overall system availability.

As an added benefit, remote service providers can analyze the comprehensive data collected by a battery monitoring system and provide data center managers with essential information for making battery maintenance and replacement decisions.

Outside help can improve performance within. 
battery monitoring solution that enables remote services allows data center managers to augment their staffs with around-the-clock, expert support for maintaining battery health and preventing costly downtime. This allows IT and facility staff to focus on more strategic data center infrastructure management initiatives that support core business objectives. Ultimately, battery monitoring with remote services allows IT and facility managers to do their jobs more effectively, dramatically reduce downtime risks, and ensure system availability for the businesses and the customers they serve.

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Topics: data center infrastructure, Data Center, 7x24 exchange, Battery, Uptime, monitoring, the green grid, availability, batteries

Emerson Network Power Introduces New Liebert NXL UPS models

by Marissa Donatone on 3/5/15 9:32 AM

Mission Critical Magazine, dives into the new Emerson Network Power NXL UPS model. 

“Today’s dynamic data centers require equally dynamic infrastructure solutions that are designed for continuous availability without impairing data center cost management,” said Peter Panfil, global vice president AC Power, Emerson Network Power. “The Liebert NXL 400kVA, 575-600V UPS provides data center professionals an optimized power solution that is quicker to install, highly efficient and cost-effective, while protecting their IT applications with the most reliable UPS system in the industry.”

Take a look at the article here

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Topics: Emerson Network Power, data center infrastructure, Battery, Efficiency, clean energy

Take a Virtual Tour of Liebert's SmartRow and SmartAisle

by Marissa Donatone on 2/26/15 9:00 AM

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It's time to take two great virtual walkthrough tours of Liebert's SmartAisle and SmartRow solutions for Data Centers! 

The SmartAisle infrastructure solution optimizes infrastructure deployment and management with an intelligent row-based system that integrates data center racks, power, row cooling, aisle containment, monitoring and control technologies for spaces with up to 40 racks.

The SmartRow infrastructure solution solves a problem all too common to IT management: addressing IT needs without building new data center space. Think of the SmartRow approach as a data center in a row--a simple, fully integrated row-based infrastructure. The SmartRow offering combines up to six data center racks--with precision cooling, UPSs, power management, monitoring and control technologies, and fire suppression--all in an enclosed system.

CLICK HERE To take the Tours! 

For more information on Smart Solutions visit: Emersonnetworkpower.com

 

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Topics: rack, Emerson Network Power, data center infrastructure, data center design, Containment, Green Technology, Efficiency, cooling, Liebert, smart solutions

How infrastructure monitoring can help increase data center efficiency and availability

by Emerson Network Power on 2/20/15 8:00 AM

Written By: Diego Chisena | Emerson Network Power
During the first decade of the 21st century, the data center emerged as a significant corporate asset, playing a vital role in business management and customer service. Throughout this period, the data center underwent an evolution as computing and data storage capacities increased significantly.

Data centers have traditionally been designed with extra headroom to accommodate growth, but during the last decade, demand escalated so quickly that added IT capacity consumed available headroom and outpaced supply in terms of floor space and power and cooling capacity. This created conflicts as facility personnel struggled to supply IT’s demand for server capacity.

 

These problems were further worsened by two trends that emerged in the second half of the decade.

1. The first trend is the increased focus on data center energy consumption. With both the density and quantity of servers rising, data center energy consumption became a significant factor in terms of IT cost management and, in some companies, response to concerns about global warming. Early efforts to reduce data center energy consumption focused on lowering costs around data center cooling, which accounts for approximately 35 percent of data center energy consumption.

2. The second trend was the adoption of virtualization technologies. In a recent survey of data center managers, virtualization adoption rates stood at 81 percent. This has created a dynamically changing application environment layered on an essentially static physical environment, increasing data center complexity and introducing new challenges to physical infrastructure management.

In most organizations, data center managers lacked the tools to effectively address these challenges. The network management systems essential to IT personnel in monitoring and managing IT equipment did not address the critical issues of energy consumption, available rack capacity, or ambient air temperatures that are essential to proactive data center management. Further, the building management systems used by facility personnel to monitor power and cooling in the data center failed to provide the alarm management capabilities required for critical systems and to account for the interdependencies between systems. Evolving from a reactive to a proactive approach to infrastructure monitoring requires a new type of management system that provides visibility into the data center’s physical infrastructure within both the IT and facility domains and across these two domains.

If you want to learn more, read the white paper.

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