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Schneider Electric Addresses the Dangers of Arc Flash

Arc flash is a serious safety issue for electrical maintenance, and Schneider Electric is taking the initiative on this issue. Schneider says its Virtual Main Arc Flash Mitigation system is a new concept which reduces arc flash energy across the entire low-voltage switchgear. Read More

Emerson Adapts Open Compute, Eyes HyperScale Market

Emerson Network Power will attend The Open Compute Summit to show off a rack solution that integrates concepts of the Open Rack specification, created with off-the-shelf components. Emerson is also launching a new consulting initiative that will target operators of large “hyperscale” data centers. Read More

Active Power Announces 11MW Flywheel Deal

An Active Power PowerHouse unit providing containerized power infrastructure for a modular data center.

Active Power has received a multimillion dollar purchase order for its flywheel-based CleanSource UPS systems. The systems, which total nearly 11 megawatts of UPS capacity, are slated for deployment at a data center owned by “one of the world’s leading internet search firms.” Read More

Schneider, ETAP Team to Simulate Power Changes

Schneider Electric and analytical engineering firm ETAP announced a new advanced electrical power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers, which provides data center operators with added power system intelligence. Read More

Diesel: The Lifeblood of the Recovery Effort

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The importance of diesel backup generators in the post-Sandy economy is hard to overstate. In the wake of the storm, diesel is the lifeblood of the New York-area data center industry and much of lower Manhattan, where generators are currently providing virtually all the area’s electricity. Read More

Ocean Energy: Eaton To Help Develop Utility-Scale Underwater Power For Navy

There have been a number of data center projects hoping to tap power from tidal energy or surface waves, but none have advanced very far. Now a leading player in data center power is participating in a  promising project to make ocean power a reality. Eaton announced the development of an underwater, utility-scale energy generation system for the U.S. Navy. Read More

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