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Mission Critical HVAC

Data centers, labs, and more -- articles and experts for an ever-expanding sector.

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Getting Acquainted With Liquid Desiccant

The technology is transitioning into critical spaces.
There was a time when energy efficiency was not a criterion for designing critical environments. From data centers to museum exhibit spaces, critical environments required tight temperature and relative humidity control at all costs.
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Standby Power: Behind The 10-Second Start

The what and why of applying NFPA 110 Type 10 and NFPA 70 starting requirements to standby power system applications.
The ability of engine-powered generators to start and supply standby power of acceptable frequency and voltage within 10 seconds of a utility outage has made these generators the standby power system of choice for a wide variety of facilities including mission critical.
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Lab Hood Control

From temperature to efficiency, the requirements and risks demand a lot of both the system and designer.
The use of chemical and biological agents often requires a laboratory fume hood for conducting experiments and storage of dangerous materials.
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Will Liquid Cooling Solutions Save Energy?

Recent technology advancements have resulted in high heat producing hardware pushing the envelope of traditional air cooling methodologies. In response, some vendors have introduced liquid cooled solutions as a viable alternative that can accommodate as much as 30 kW/rack or more. This article will discuss the energy efficiencies of the various cooling solutions available or possibly available in the future.
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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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2015 April

Check out the April issue of ES with the cover story: Discovery vs. Disaster: Why You Should Know The Limits Of Your Data Center.
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