Liebert® EconoPhase™ recognised for delivering new levels of cooling efficiency and cost savings for small-to-medium sized data centres and businesses
Southampton, UK [03 June, 2016] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the world's leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, has been awarded the Datacentre Cooling Product of the Year at the 2016 DCS Awards in Europe, Middle East and Africa for its Liebert® EconoPhase™. This product is the industry's most advanced refrigerant economiser which enables extended freecooling operation, thus resulting in new levels of efficiencies for small-to-medium data centres and businesses.
Coupled with the Liebert PDX floor-mounted direct expansion unit, the Liebert EconoPhase module has the ability to transition to a more economical operation – from compressor mode to economiser mode – when the external temperature of a data centre is lower than the internal temperature. This results in significantly improved efficiency which in turn, leads to substantial cost savings. The system is also capable of achieving partial Power Usage Effectiveness (pPUE) levels as low as 1.05, equating to an annual energy cost reduction of more than €200,000 when compared to a pPUE of 1.3 for a 1 MW data centre.
The integrated Liebert iCOM™ Control ensures that the Liebert PDX is able to automatically switch between compressor and economiser operating modes seamlessly and effectively. The intelligent control allows the system to adjust airflow patterns and quickly adapt to changing IT loads. This increases efficiency by optimising component operation for lowest total system power, whilst also maximising freecooling hours through automatic economiser transition control.
Roberto Felisi, product marketing director for thermal management, Emerson Network Power in EMEA said: "This award demonstrates our continued success in delivering leading innovation to our customers. We've rigorously tested this product in the US for over four years so it's fantastic to see its capabilities being recognised to such a high standard also here in Europe. The Liebert PDX with EconoPhase is part of our extensive portfolio and provides our customers with the highest levels of cooling efficiency and substantial cost savings."
"The DCS Awards recognise the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre field and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications," said Jason Holloway, director of IT Publishing, Angel Business Communications, organisers of the DCS Awards. "All finalists did well in making the shortlist, but Emerson Network Power was the clear winner in its category, Datacentre Cooling Product of the Year."
To find out more about Emerson Network Power's Liebert PDX with EconoPhase, please visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.eu/Liebert-PDX.
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About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the world's leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks. Learn more at www.EmersonNetworkPower.co.uk.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
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