Customers of Emerson Network Power can now utilise a thermal management testing facility at its site in Columbus, Ohio, for checking performance and reliability of larger-capacity cooling systems at specific temperatures from -38oC to 50oC.
The psychrometric test facility (for heat and water vapor measurement), which has CSA International-certification, is being offered in response to the increase in ‘hyper-scale’ data centres and co-location facilities that require ever larger cooling equipment.
“The facility is designed to replicate the customer’s complete data center environment to ensure the most accurate and reliable performance testing at a broad range of temperatures. Developing the lab underscores our commitment to excellence in all areas of thermal management,” said John Schneider, Vice President and General Manager of thermal management at Emerson Network Power.
The psychrometric testing site has rooms for 30 kW and 100 kW cooling units, the new lab expands the capability to 200 kW direct expansion cooling units and 400 kW chilled water units. Alongside customer testing, Emerson uses the facility to develop large-scale cooling systems, such as the Liebert DSE DX platform.