In order to address the most important industry challenges today, the latest product developments require a specialized and inter-disciplinary approach to provide high performance, reliable and cost-effective power solutions that are flexible enough to be scaled to meet the rapidly changing demands of Data Centres.

Digital data is now being created at an unsurpassed rate – and is big business.  Advances in computer memory function mean that the storage and processing needs of today are unparalleled, and growing.  Furthermore, these advances will impact almost every business sector in the world.

Over the last ten years, industries have been transformed – and even created – in response to the way that we now keep and analyse digital data.

This dramatic change in the way that we capture and use data has propelled those responsible for managing the buildings and facilities that house big data into the corporate spotlight.

Data Centre power supplies; continuity and safety guaranteed

Global market leader and integrated power specialist, Socomec, invests heavily in pioneering research and product design in order to deliver world-class innovations that solve  the industry’s greatest challenges in terms of energy availability, efficiency, flexibility, monitoring and sustainability – whilst also minimizing Total Cost of Ownership.

Critical buildings and facilities are challenged with constantly evolving demands on energy performance.  The supply of reliable, cost-effective power which can be scaled to meet the rapidly changing demands of a Data Centre is a vital component of the overall performance of the data facility. Increasingly, legislation also demands that buildings and infrastructure are more sustainable throughout their total life.

Socomec’s range of UPS equipment guarantees the continuity and safety of a Data Centre’s power supply – providing protection for critical assets and delivering high quality power where, and when, it is needed most.

The Green Power 2.0 – a transformer-less unit –  combines unbeatable energy efficiency at 500 kVA/kw with unity power to provide the ultimate “future-proof” critical power solution.

With a combined focus on performance and efficiency, energy costs, operating expenditure and the environmental impact are minimised and uptime is maximised – throughout the equiment lifecycle.

Advanced monitoring for improved energy efficiency and cost savings

The effective management of energy costs starts with the accurate measurement and centralised monitoring of energy consumption. An advanced understanding of a site’s buildings and processes will reduce energy consumption, costs and emissions.

Socomec’s advanced Diris and Countis ranges measure, analyse and monitor network data at every level within the power infrastructure.   Besides metering functions, the new DIRIS A multi-function measuring stations monitor and optimise networks by alarm management, monitoring distribution parameters and the remote control of electrical devices.  They communicate via Ethernet and have temperature modules.

Also covering the metering and counting functions, the Diris N analyses the quality of the energy supplied in compliance with the criteria defined by standard EN 50160 and provides a detailed analysis of pollution such as harmonic, inter-harmonic, transient or flicker effect.

Completing the range, the Diris BCMS enables current, energy and power monitoring in Power Distribution Units or Remote Power Panels on up to 72 branch circuits.

Socomec’s latest range of Automatic Transfer Switches including ATyS  has been designed specifically for low voltage automatic transfer applications.  The ATyS M is designed to control switching between two single phase or three phase sources of supply in remote automatic or manual modes for emergency operations.  This Transfer Switching Equipment (TSE) is designed for use with low voltage power systems with interrupted supply of the load during transfer. 

The ATyS M 3s (RTSE) is operated through an externally automated, voltage free contact in the three positions (0, I and II), following a pulse logic or maintained contactor.  The ATyS M 6 (ATSE) is the automatic version which controls supply and automatic transfers based on the configurable parameters.

An integrated approach

Andrew Wilkinson, Regional Managing Director, Socomec; “At Socomec, we believe that it’s becoming increasingly important to partner with organizations that truly understand the challenges facing Data Centres and critical buildings.  The world in which we live and work is changing rapidly and our clients’ businesses are changing shape as a result.  We will work closely with an organization to understand its needs; drawing on the wealth of knowledge and skills from each highly specialised division of Socomec, our expert teams will create solutions that are individually engineered to optimize energy performance within a specific system architecture.”

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