Phoenix NAP, a next generation datacenter and network access point, announced today it will leverage the highly efficient PureWave UPS System to back up all critical load IT equipment.
by S&C Electric Company, the PureWave System is 99 percent
efficient thanks to its innovative offline design. Unlike traditional
UPS systems, there is no need for PureWave units to continually
remanufacture incoming utility power from ac to dc and back again. At
full facility build-out, this will save up to 20 percent of total
power, or 4 megawatts.
According to Brad
Roberts, S&C power quality systems director, "S&C
pioneered ultra high efficiency UPS designs over ten years ago to
support large critical loads used to manufacture computer chips. The
lessons learned in that industry are being put to use in large
datacenters. The Phoenix NAP is a great example of the energy savings
that can be achieved with an offline, high reliability UPS
Phoenix NAP will include
two PureWave UPS Systems fed by three power sources. Each unit will
have two redundant feeds from the utility and one backup generator.