This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.
In this paper, we focus on quantifying the capital cost differences of a prefabricated vs. traditional 440 kW data center, both built with the same power and cooling architecture, in order to highlight the key cost drivers, and to demonstrate that prefabrication does not come
at a capex premium.
Earlier this year, Schneider Electric launched its preconfigured edge datacenter resources with its SmartBunker and SmartShelter products. In developing these products, Schneider closely examined the requirements for successful, secure, rapid edge deployments in support of the explosion of edge data. The result is a standardized solution that can be customized as required and deployed virtually anywhere.
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Your business is ready for a new data center or an upgrade.
But is your data center ready for your business? It can be. You want to optimize your ability to adapt to changing IT needs quickly while meeting performance and efficiency requirements. All while either deferring CapEx or reducing OpEx.
A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining
on-premise, at the “Edge”.
This 12-page white paper describes what a data center reference design is, what it includes, and explains how the benefits listed above are achieved.
A data center reference design acts as a starting point offering a project team several valuable benefits including:
• Facilitating and simplifying the planning phase
• Reducing time to create buildable designs
• Reducing risk, offering predictable performance and improved reliability of the data center once operational
This paper explains how to specify the physical infrastructure for an IT pod and describes optimum configurations based on available power feeds, physical space, and targeted average rack power densities.
In recent years, Europe has seen a real boost in the building of renewable generation capacity. Germany is a notable example of a country with significant growth in renewables. As shown in Figure 1 below, since 2000, the average annual growth of installed capacity in Germany has been more than 15 percent, reaching 18-20 percent between 2009 and 2010. For the most part, favorable conditions for the development of renewables have been caused by support schemes, previously based on feed-in-tariffs and competitive auctions. Now the country has reached a point where renewables account for around 53 percent of installed capacity and around 36 percent share in total electricity demand, already exceeding the 2020 target of 35 percent.
Many in the United States’ power generation
industry no doubt long for the relative market
tranquility of the late 20th century. The generation
plants built and operated then were carbon-fueled
or nuclear-powered, with a few hydro-electric
plants sprinkled in. The economics were largely
stable and predictable, often thanks to regulation
that shielded utilities from market fluctuations.
But even in those simpler times, when the
market was far less volatile, there was still
much due diligence required when investors
and developers were considering multi-milliondollar commitments in new generation projects.
Today’s market is more volatile, due in large part
to the disruptive effect of low-cost natural gas
and the subsequent, rapid growth of affordable
As more uneconomical and inefficient generation
plants go offline, there is, for the most part,
sufficient carbon-free or carbon-reduced
generation to meet the growing demand for
electric energy. There are pockets of growth
Combustion systems (furnaces and fired heaters) are an essential part of your fired assets. Are you using the most efficient and cost-effective analyzer technology to maximize output and safety, and reduce costs?
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In this eBook, we explain how to improve fired heaters safety and efficiency by controlling combustion
using TDLS technology. Download it now and learn?
Main challenges for operations managers
Technical problems to resolve that will maximize output, minimize costs and create safer operations
How Yokogawa's TDLS technology improves your operations
Fire and explosion are the biggest inherent hazards facing the chemicals industry. The combination of flammable raw fuel, open flames and the presence of gas components such as oxygen (O2) methane (CH4) and carbon monoxide (CO) can make chemical processing a hazardous activity, particularly in combustion. Not only is there a potential safety risk with burning combustible materials, but their by-products are often combustible too.
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How modern technology helps maintenance and instrument engineers enhance safety
How to control fire and see improved safety in every stage of operations
How to overcome the main challenges that maintenance and instrument engineers face
How Yokogawa’s TDLS analyzers provide a safe alternative to conventional analyzer technologies
Our repair technicians are capable of repairing most Modicon - Schneider Electric parts same day. Our exchange program allows us to send you a remanufactured unit while allowing you 30 days to return the failed unit for a credit.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
Champion innovation through collaboration
Win or lose? Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near." To win in today’s fast-paced market, you need to innovate. This eBook shows you how to transform your team and organization into one that is more agile and better equipped to innovate using a modern collaboration platform. A collaborative culture helps you:
Widen the ideation pipeline
Accelerate time to market
Deliver higher quality products and new customer experiences
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Win or lose? Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near."
You can transform your organization to be more agile and innovative through collaboration. A collaborative culture helps you:
Widen the ideation pipeline
Accelerate time to market
Deliver higher quality products and new customer experiences
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This paper contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the withdrawable designs.
This on demand webinar contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are
discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among
disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing
the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which
has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the
As an automotive parts or components manufacturer, you may be both encouraged and challenged by a growing number of trends in the automotive marketplace. From disruptive trends in product developments—such as electric vehicles, advanced assistance and safety capabilities, and driverless vehicles—to trade tariff increases, regulation changes, and higher interest rates, it’s apparent that change is in the air
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Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 30, 2017
Be the first to read the 2017 top digital trend predictions for the (remove second the) the power and utility industry, and gain a competitive edge by understanding what’s next. Across the Electricity Value Network (EVN) - from generation through T&D and end user management, first movers and proactive digital adopters are far more likely to thrive in the future.
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Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
Code updates happen for one main reason:
safety improvement. NEC (National Electrical
Code) Article 408.3 helps take electrical safety
for service entrance panels to a new level.
The code, updated in 2017, includes provisions to provide shock
protection via panelboard barriers. The barriers protect from energized
conductors on the line terminals of the main overcurrent protection
device (OCPD) in a panelboard. When the main circuit breaker in
a panel is turned off, line side terminals and conductors remain
energized from upstream via the utility or another panelboard. With
these barriers in place and the main OCPD turned off, installers are
better protected when pulling wires into the panelboard. Today, all
panelboards are shipped with shock-protective barriers. However,
barriers are new to installation procedures, so contractors may not
recognize them and accidentally throw them out—easily and often.
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