Chilled water data center cooling solution
Schneider Electric offers two additions to its intelligent cooling systems
Schneider Electric’s two new additions to its intelligent cooling solutions portfolio are designed to meet the needs of any data center environment. These additions include the availability of Uniflair Chilled Water Room Air Conditioners and the InRow RA. Featuring a compact footprint, electronically commutated (EC) fans, and a design that allows for easy accessibility for service, Uniflair Chilled Water Room Air Conditioners allow owners and operators to confidently run their data centers knowing they have the support of a perimeter cooling solution. The InRow RA uses a water-free approach to cooling the data center, mitigating the risk of leaks developing within the data center. This close-coupled cooling approach is floor mounted and features a highly efficient pumped refrigerant row-based system that leverages thermal containment and smart controls. The InRow RA is equipped with active response controls for monitoring and active adjustment of cooling capacity. This ensures proper temperatures within the server environment are consistently maintained.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.