Emerson is creating a thermal management section of its business to develop and provide a holistic approach to environment control within data centres.
The business is in response to environmental guidelines set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers that considers a data centre as a complete environment.
John Schneider, the head of the new department, said: “The data centre is an active, always-changing ecosystem where IT needs, geographic location and external weather conditions are connected, and changes in any one area have broad-reaching implications. We are delivering the next generation of data centre cooling, with innovative services, software and hardware integrated and optimised to reliably, efficiently and cost-effectively control and manage heat.”
The division will cater for data centres of any size and offer technologies and solutions including air, waterside and innovative pumped-refrigerant economisers in addition to state-of-the-art controls and wireless sensors for maximum efficiency.
Technological developments such as wired and wireless sensors to monitor equipment use, performance and environmental conditions provide a mass of information that previously would have been lost within all the data. The new thermal management approach handles this intelligence so customers can analyse and understand the information to be able to act upon it in real-time to give better control.