Industry Roundup: 10/21/04

10/21/2004


Liebert, Columbus, Ohio, has rolled out a number of new products for mission-critical applications. The DS is a new design of its precision air-conditioning system. MP is a family of products for managing the distribution of power for mission-critical facilities and systems. The system adds in-rack power management to Liebert's existing product set. OpenComms EM supports in-rack heat and power monitoring, and six other enhancements to Liebert's critical system monitoring solutions. Foundation EX is an enclosure system designed to address high power and heat density concerns via adaptive space, enhanced heat rejection and dense cabling support. XD is a precision cooling system designed to address the needs of high density computer racks. Finally, FS is a flywheel storage solution for UPS.

For more information go to www.liebert.com

Empire Power Systems, Tempe, Ariz., had the distinction of being the primary supplier of power generation and temperature control equipment for third 2004 presidential election debate held at Arizona State University in Tempe. The company provided two sets of Caterpillar Rental Power 400-kW twin-pack generators and eight 50-ton air-conditioning units for the event. In addition, Empire specified and provided the electrical distribution panels, cables and plugs required by the system.

For more information go to www.caterpillar.com

Pentadyne Power Corporation, Chatsworth, Calif., a provider of advanced flywheel power systems, announced today that it completed an initial close of its Series C financing round for $8 million. Investors in the round included Nth Power, DTE Energy Ventures, Accera Venture Partners, Sempra Energy and other private investors. Pentadyne will use the funds to expand its product commercialization efforts through leading distribution channel partners, including Emerson Network Power/Liebert.

For information go to www.pentadyne.com

Syska Hennessy’s Los Angeles office has announced design of a patented cooling system for high-density data centers.The system is claimed to challenge traditional industry standards to control hot spots, resulting in these kinds of facilities being far less likely to suffer down time. It allows companies to phase their installations based on a modular approach that scales from 1,000 to 100,000 square feet. Affordability is another key benefit because our system works with the existing layout in place at each location.

For more information go to www.syska.com

Proton Energy, Wallingford, Conn., announced that after seven months of testing, its H Series hydrogen generator has been adopted to cool electric generators Mirant Corp's Zeeland, Mich. power plant.

For more information go to www.protonenergy.com

Power Measurement, Victoria, British Columbia, will provide the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) with a network of intelligent energy meters to help increase the country’s energy reserves during periods of peak usage. As part of its “Peak Cut Project” initiative, EGAT will install approximately 1,200 ION energy meters

For more information go to www.pwrm.com .

The Utility Vegetation Management Conference will be held Oct. 28-29 in San Francisco. The improper trimming of trees can lead to a major blackout, making vegetation management a crucial needs for facilities.

For information go to www.pmaconference.com/vegetationmgmtOct28.04.pdf





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