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Using Modular Server Enclosures to Recover Stranded Power

By Hector Diaz on 6.27.2019 Mission Critical

 

Let’s start with a short review of what stranded power is and what is its cause. Stranded power is running out of room in your data center server hall (also referred to as “white space”) before you run out of installed UPS capacity.

Invariably the culprit is over-optimistic projections for power densities (expressed in kW/rack) in a data center’s design phase. If a 2 MW data center is designed to house racks with an average power density of 8 kW/rack it would be designed to house 250 racks. If those racks actually average a power consumption of 5 kW/rack, by the time you fill all available space you will be using 1.25 MW of power and cooling. You have thus stranded 0.75 MW of power. At an average construction cost of $12M/MW, you have stranded $9M worth of power and cooling infrastructure. Needless to say, that is a poor use of corporate capital.

 

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The Importance of Finding a One-stop Shop for PDCs & Modular Fabrication

 

In the ever-changing manufacturing industry, finding PDCs and equipment of quality at a lower cost is not an easy task. Strict competition and stringent regulations also heighten the need for quality and efficiency, fast making modular fabrication an industry standard. The one-stop-shop solves many of the problems of higher costs and continuity of quality. Using multiple companies for one build can be overwhelming, complicated, and can compromise the overall quality.

At Easter-Owens, a trusted fabrication and electrical solutions manufacturer for over 60 years, the priority is creating efficiencies in equipment for your specific industry’s operations.

 

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Employee Spotlight: Bob Grenfell

 

 

Meet Easter-Owens’ new Purchasing Manager, Bob Grenfell. His responsibilities include the following: inventory management, supplier/vendor management, negotiations, and managing cost reduction.

 

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Our Proven Process Ensures Turnkey Customer Service

 

 

Our first priority at Easter-Owens is creating a product that fulfills our customers’ specifications, one that can be relied on, with impeccable customer service that can’t be found anywhere else. Top-notch quality control procedure and an open door policy ensure that not only do our products meet and exceed a company’s needs, but also provide a level of comfort along the way. At Easter-Owens, we aren’t afraid to open our doors at any phase of a project for our customers or engineers to test, provide feedback and work in tandem to guarantee that expectations are being met deliver a stellar product.

 

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Experts in Metal Buildings and Enclosure Manufacturing

 

 

To put it extremely simple, we build metal boxes. These metal boxes can be used for oil and gas, renewable energies, transportation, mining, food and beverage, power and utility…etc. These metal boxes can be small, medium, large, extra-large and even extra-extra-large. We have optimal space to build in our 55,000 sq ft factory warehouse located in Arvada, Colorado. They can be an empty metal box, just core and shell, or they can have parts that we integrate to make the metal box a turnkey product. We do everything from a junction box, bussed gutter, lighting control center, heat arrestor panels, PLC panels, enclosures, protective relay panels, walk-up switchgear, PDC/E-house, inverter skids, H-racks…etc.

 

 

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