07/19/2002

Electrical Technology: Best IT Practices Come From Outside the IT Box

 

Most companies today are sensitized to the need for utmost reliability. They just need expert guidance on how to get and stay there. Unfortunately, smaller and mid-sized companies frequently turn to an IT software or hardware vendor not only for advice but to actually design data centers. Without in-house competencies, those vendors parcel the job out to several engineering sub-consultants who may be scattered across the country. Each of those axis points can introduce a separate concept of reliability, producing further loss of control and weakening overall reliability. In such cases, no single source is applying industry best practices to the facility as a whole, looking at all aspects of engineering, construction practices, facility maintenance, and operations. The requirements of the end-user should drive the design, but instead they usually get a cookie-cutter installation with overspending on one component at the expense of overall balance and reliability.

In one typical case, a data center was equipped with a very high-reliability UPS system (six-nines) surrounded by a three-nines electrical system with multiple single points of failure. In assessing and benchmarking their needs, we set a facility target of four-nines and reengineered and balanced the systems to follow suit. The “gold-plated” components of the UPS were deleted, but the overall reliability of the system was increased by balancing the capital costs across the electrical system.

 

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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Mitsubishi Electric’s H2i R2-Series heat pumps provide 100% heating capacity down to 0° F and simultaneous heating and cooling down to -4° F delivering year-round comfort, regardless of climate zone.

 
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