Data Center and HVACR technology Research and Development By Emerson
For data center managers, the struggle to combine efficiency, simplification, and reliability into a single point of focus seems a daily challenge. Finding solutions to thermal management in a complex infrastructure of integrated racks, enclosures and power switches can be time consuming and even overwhelming. Thus enters the Emerson thermal management research center collaboration between Emerson precision cooling resources and the University of Dayton School of Engineering.
Scheduled to go live on campus at the University of Dayton in 2015, the new Emerson thermal management research center is expected to allocate 38,500 square feet to the task of alleviating problems in five primary areas of HVACR technology:
- Data center cooling
- Food service operations
- Light commercial building cooling
- Residential connected homes
- AND Supermarket refrigeration.
The $35 million Emerson Innovation Center – currently tagged Helix – is scheduled to employ 30 to 50 research personal and their associated staff members. By collaborating with the University of Dayton School of Engineering, Helix hopes to introduce new innovation into the HVACR management solution process. But it’s not just about new cooling technology. Expect this collaborative effort to focus on intelligent controls, thermal management technologies and all other aspects that drive the dynamics of modern data centers, food services, and more.
Data Center Specifics
Emerson plans to dedicate focused research space to each of the defined HVACR market centers. However, the Emerson Network Power division is set to handle the basics of the data centers module. The goal is simple:
- Improve data center energy efficiency
- Maximize data center free cooling processes and techniques.
- Optimize data center cooling technology
- Protect data center mission-critical processes.
The Emerson R&D facility will be driven by two primary forms of Emerson technology: 1) Liebert ICOM intelligent cooling, and 2) DSE-pumped refrigerant economization. By combining free air-cooling technology in a non-tradition manner, Emerson sets focus on an economizer model that avoids introducing outside air into the environment of the data center.
About Emerson Network Power
As a business division of Emerson (NYSE-EMR), Emerson Network Power crafts equipment designed to protect and optimize the mission-critical infrastructure within communication networks, data centers, industrial complexes, and the healthcare industry. Emerson Network Power products and services include:
- AC Power/UPS
- DC Power
- Fire Pump Controllers
- Data Center Infrastructure Management
- Racks and Integrated Solutions
- Thermal Management
- AND More.
About the University of Dayton School of Engineering
With over 100 years in the fields of education and research, the University of Dayton School of Engineering has learned how to effectively merge integrate theory and practical application into a single engineering learning process. The school trains complete professionals and sets the focus on life-long benefits for the student and society. The School of Engineering’s vision is both far reaching and simple: 1) Be the preeminent engineering school for engineering students who have a desire for transformational learning experiences and 2) preserve the beliefs and convictions of a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist engineering school while remaining fully open to people of all faiths as well as to people of no faith.
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