It has been almost three years since the ASHRAE 90.4 Energy Standard for Data Centers was finalized and went into effect in 2016, yet even today, many in the data center industry are not fully aware of its existence or its implications.
Select the right transfer switch to avoid transient problems
January 31, 2019
When large inductive loads — loads consisting of large motors and/or transformers — are transferred between two live power sources, e.g., a normal source (1) and an emergency source (2), which may not be in synchronism, efforts should be made to eliminate line current transients that occur during this type of switching.
Expert service providers update aging technology with minimal disruption
January 31, 2019
Aging power control and automation systems can carry risk, both in terms of downtime of mission-critical power systems, through reduced availability of replacement components and the knowledge to replace existing devices within.
Longtime sales and service provider expands territory with acquisition of GenPower Products.
October 25, 2018
Total Energy Systems LLC, Green Bay, Wis., a longtime sales and service provider for KOHLER generators, is expanding its territory into Eastern Michigan following the company’s recent acquisition of GenPower Products Inc., Wixom, MI.
New virtual power purchase agreement supports commitment to aggressive carbon reduction goals in line with the Paris Climate Accord.
October 19, 2018
Iron Mountain Incorporated™ has announced the signing of a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, for 145 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy from the Pretty Prairie Wind Farm, located in Reno County, KS.
On Demand For the first time in decades, you can get a better performing, reasonably priced solution for DC storage with your UPS. Lithium-ion battery benefits are many and varied. For small users like edge data centers and network rooms, built-in lithium means a significantly smaller and lighter UPS, with a longer battery service life vs. conventional batteries. For hyperscale, colos, and large enterprise users, lithium-ion provides the same size and weight reductions and adds a 10-year service life and longer cycle life. This is opening up a whole new world of applications for your UPS system, beyond just power conditioning and battery backup.
Mission Critical Magazine’s 2019 March/April issue takes a look at managing electrical testing deadlines for mission critical facilities, cloud-based monitoring and management, and developing orientation programs for mission critical team members along with thought leadership from our regular columnists.