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277 Volts to your Server

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
Improving electrical energy performance is an important consideration in the design, construction and operation of any data center.
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277 Volts to your Server

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy
Improving electrical energy performance is an important consideration in the design, construction and operation of any data center
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More Specifics On Our AHR Event

Who's on first, and what are we talking about?
We submitted our event overview for AIA credits a few days ago, so I thought I'd get some more mileage out of our professional blurb-writing and share an overview with you as we get ready for "Planning Your Cooling In Critical Facilities" coming to the AHR Expo free of charge on Wednesday, January 22.
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Equipment Protection through Hot Spot Mitigation

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery.
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DCIM, DOAS, maybe LEED?

Pull up a pixel and pick an acronym, any acronym …
How many blogs are there? I would suggest one too many if I am now contributing to one.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Can’t-Fail Facilities

From microsite to going live on-site at AHR, we’re putting the spotlight on critical environments.
Critical facilities … it’s not just about data centers, much like this magazine has evolved to be much more than our traditional dead-tree issue.
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The X-Factor: Y Should U Care?

Unprecedented vendor-neutral data has been brought down from the mountain on a digital tablet.
Unprecedented vendor-neutral data has been brought down from the mountain on a digital tablet. That’s helpful for data center designers, but applying a little thought and site-specific consideration can reveal the path to wisdom in areas like failure rate, noise, power draw versus temperatures, and more.
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Myths, Mix-ups, and Misconceptions

Do you know what you think you know about US/EU cleanroom classifications, HEPA efficiency, and air change rules of thumb? And what does that leak really mean for performance?
Do you know what you think you know about US/EU cleanroom classifications, HEPA efficiency, and air change rules of thumb? And what does that leak really mean for performance? Read on for further tales from the road to science-based environmental control in biopharmaceutical facilities.
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Critical Facility Mechanical Equipment And System Reliability

Come to terms with the key terms, and learn how to wrestle with the cumulative effect as each component tries to edge the overall system reliability downward.
In today’s world, so-called “high-performance, sustainable” facilities are a dime a dozen. But many of these buildings rely on overly complex mechanical systems to carry out their mission.
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Case In Point

History Colorado protects museum data with VRF zoning system

A new zoning system enabled History Colorado to maintain the precise temperature to keep its treasures safe.
Established in 1879, just three years after Colorado became a state, the Colorado Historical Society had long served as the state’s memory keeper, occupying a number of buildings over the course of its 133-yr history.
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