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Article Date: 6th October 2016

Emerson Network Power - New Thermal Management Solution Minimises Operating Costs for Small Data Centre Rooms

Thermal Management - Critical Infrastructure - Evaporative Cooling - Cooling Unit

Emerson - Liebert DCL

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 the availability of the Liebert® DCL in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Liebert DCL brings a new thermal management solution integrating rack and cooling technologies into one single unit, offering energy efficient water-based cooling that’s intended for small data centre rooms or applications with higher heat densities.

Designed with two different architectures – closed loop and hybrid loop – the Liebert DCL puts chilled water cooling capabilities very close to the heat source. This optimises the amount of air needed for cooling which increases energy efficiency and cost savings. The modular design of the Liebert DCL allows multiple combinations of up to four racks per cooling unit, thus minimizing floor space. Suitable for medium to high heat-load density, the Liebert DCL also reduces power consumption through EC fans and dynamic fan control.

Emerson - Liebert DCL "Considering today’s competitive environment no data centre operator can ignore the issue of costs. After extensive customer research, we have brought to market a cost effective solution that meets current industry requirements and future customer needs," said Kevin Brady, vice president of Thermal Management for Emerson Network Power in EMEA. "This product is designed for decision makers who want to ensure low running costs over time but still have maximum availability now."

Availability and efficiency are managed through the integrated iCOM™ Control, which constantly monitors the unit’s supply and return air and adjusts the fan speed to provide the right amount of cold air to the servers. In case of a failure in the control, the unique fail-safe function guarantees continuous operation and maximised cooling by switching the fans to full speed and completely opening the chilled water valve. An additional feature automatically opens the doors of the unit to utilise room cooling as back up. This can be essential in the unlikely event of a system failure or if unacceptable temperatures are reached.

The Liebert DCL is also complemented with sophisticated service capabilities, delivered through Emerson Network Power’s LIFE™ remote diagnostic and preventive monitoring service. From dedicated LIFE centres, Emerson Network Power experts analyse equipment data and trends for proactive maintenance and to recommend actions to ensure the best operational performance. For more information on LIFE please use the email option below:

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