February 13, 2013
Emerson Network Power Unveils Liebert DS Precision Cooling System
By Meenakshi Shankar
Emerson (News - Alert) Network Power, a business of Emerson and a provider of smart infrastructure technologies, announced the availability of BIM-enabled Revit models of standard Liebert DS precision cooling systems.
With this announcement, the company is expanding its AutoDesk building information modeling (BIM) software offering. AutoDesk’s BIM software allows mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers to better coordinate design data and enhances collaboration between engineering and architecture teams.
The Liebert DS is a refrigerant based direct expansion (DX) computer room air conditioning unit, and uses Copeland Scroll Digital variable capacity compressor technology as its primary method for cooling. It is available in upflow and downflow configurations and in cooling capacities up to 105 kW.
Liebert DS is available with optional electrically commutated (EC) plug fans and utilize the Liebert iCOM control system that enables multiple control algorithms depending upon the type of sensors connected. The intelligent control capabilities enable data center managers to tune their cooling systems to dynamically adjust airflow patterns by controlling the speed of the EC plug fans to allow cooling unit capacities to adapt quickly to changing room conditions.
The consulting engineering community can now access more than 3,000 files related to the Liebert CW, which were added in 2011, as well as the newly-added Liebert DS, to assist with development of data center designs. Floorstand and plenum files also are available. BIM-enabled AutoDesk Revit models are becoming a standard within the data center design community.
The Liebert CW, a chilled water-based computer room air handling unit, uses the building chilled water supply as the cooling source. It also is available in upflow and downflow configurations and in cooling capacities up to 400 kW.
In another release, Emerson Network Power (News - Alert) announced that it will combine the capabilities of its Trellis platform with IBM (News - Alert) IT service management (ITSM) software to significantly optimize the management of data center resources.
Edited by Brooke Neuman