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Mission Critical HVAC

CASE IN POINT

Pipe system contributes to Indy data center’s victory lap

Alex Carroll and Rich Banta, owners of Indianapolis-based LifeLine Data Centers, are open to new and big ideas. They had the vision to convert the abandoned 41-acre Eastgate Shopping Mall on the east side of Indianapolis into a mega-sized Tier-4 rated data center and high-tech office complex.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Checklists & Pre-Show Planning

Use the Expo’s free sessions to enlighten (and pace) yourself in January.
Almost every month, something worthwhile comes in right as I’m writing this page.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Critical Facilities, Chicago-Style

But first, a tough contest for this month’s cover.
Gotta tell you, I’m not sure we’ve ever had three closer competitors for cover story status.
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An Electrical Win-Win Solution

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
Syska Hennessy is continually challenged to increase our client’s availability and reduce installed cost (CAPEX) at the same time. Here’s one best practice that we are using to meet this challenge.
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Cool Air Commodity UFAD Systems In High-Density Trading Floors

Here, the pressures on the occupants are exceeded only by the weight of the cooling loads. However, underfloor air proves to be a good fit for an unusual setting. Take stock of the requirements, then look for designs that can pay dividends.
In this digital age, open outcry trading floors have all but been replaced with electronic trading platforms
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Pharma Warehouses: Two Degrees Of Separation

In pharma warehousing, two degrees can be the difference between life and death. Tailor the HVAC to the specifics of the space with the help of CFD, and pave the way to a smooth “last mile” to the user in this critical distribution chain.
“Mission Critical.” The term conjures up images of data centers populated with rows and rows of black boxes churning away, generating heat, and consuming power at an alarming rate.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Big-Picture BAS For Critical Facilities

Not that all facilities aren’t special in their own ways, but … well, you know.
Right here at the top, I want to tell you that this issue is sporting one of the better collections of columns that I can recall in ES
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A Solid-State Of Mind: Prepping For The Next Wave

What aspects of bleeding-edge data center thought can I incorporate for leading-edge designs? What is the future of the compressor in these environments? Or the future of a designer who doesn’t ask questions like these?
Why are you an engineer? Did you love math and science as a kid and simply follow your bliss? Or were you pushed into it by your guidance counselor even though your heart was somewhere else?
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Case In Point

Data center succeeds in search for ideal temps

Robert Hunt, manager of enterprise systems management at American Greetings, had one goal in mind — drive out costs related to energy use
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Case In Point

Fabric duct solution unburdens data center build-outs

Cooling build-outs can be one of the highest operational costs facing data storage facilities.
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