INDUSTRY NEWS: Posted 10 November 2017

PRESS RELEASE: LONDON, UK - Vertiv™, formerly Emerson Network Power, have been named finalists of the 2017 Commercial Building Energy Project of the Year at the Energy Awards together with Amdocs. Finalists were selected by an independent panel of experts after assessment of a vast number of submissions and interviews with shortlisted companies. The panel praised Vertiv for the application of the energy efficient Liebert® PDX with EconoPhase™ as the ideal cooling solution for Amdocs new London data centre.

Ronnen Perry, global technical manager, Amdocs, said “Vertiv’s deep technical knowledge allowed us to make an informed risk-benefit analysis and identify the most efficient thermal management solution for our Chiswick Park data centre.”

This category looks for the best energy-saving projects in the competitive arena of commercial buildings. The judges looked for demonstrable energy and carbon savings, backed up by data, with particular consideration for innovation and other wider environmental impacts.

The Most Advanced Refrigerant Economiser

The Liebert PDX with EconoPhase is configured like a conventional direct expansion (DX) air-cooled system, but with the incorporation of a refrigerant pumping module on the liquid line. This facilitates the transition to a more economical mode of operation when the external temperature is lower than the internal temperature of the facility. The Liebert PDX with EconoPhase provides up to 50 percent energy savings compared with the most efficient air-cooled DX models. It is capable of achieving partial Power Usage Effectiveness (pPUE) levels down to 1.05, equating to an annual energy cost reduction of up to £170,000 when compared to a typical 1 MW data centre with a pPUE at 1.3. This equates to a CO2 saving of 1,150 tonnes.

The intelligent Vertiv ICOM™ control platform ensures the system is dynamic and responds to fluctuating loads and room conditions, and that resilience is in no way compromised. The system is further optimised by deploying aisle containment in the IT environment, which allows the system to achieve 100 percent freecooling at external ambient temperatures of up to 20? C.

The awards ceremony, held on the 6th December at the London Hilton Park Lane, will be attended by industry leaders in the energy market.

About Vertiv™

Vertiv™ designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv™ supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were $4.4 billion.

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