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Top 3 Data Center Power Monitoring Best Practices


It’s a constant push and pull for Data Center Managers – how can you maximize power savings and minimize downtime? It’s tough, given the 1.8% of all US energy consumption that data centers use. A power monitoring system, when utilized effectively, will help drive this massive usage down – and turn more data centers into Energy Star locations.

Here are 3 things we think you should know when you first start thinking about a power monitoring system installation:

Pay close attention to CT accuracy when choosing your meter. It’s important that you understand the capacity of your Current Transformer in combination with your power meter. Installing and testing CTs correctly will give you greater confidence in the accuracy of the data your meter provides. Our Application Engineers will guide you through this process.

Think short-term and long-term. Power requirements vary by machine and site. So it’s important to build a power monitoring system that can not only manage your current infrastructure, but everything you plan to build and install over the next 5 to 10 years.

Monitor the temperature of your equipment, as well. To extend the lifetime of your equipment and to minimize unnecessary energy use, think about the amount of power the cooling process alone consumes. Looking at different environmental guidelines in conjunction with power monitoring data, will give you a larger look into your data center and its opportunities for improvement.

EIG is leader in advanced metering for data centers around the globe. Turn to our application guide or contact a dedicated sales rep for additional information and a suggested bill of materials for your power monitoring installation project.

 

October 30, 2018

Quality is our Most Important Company Goal

Electro Industries believes that quality is our MOST IMPORTANT company goal. To achieve that goal, we provide a multipoint approach to quality. EIG uses advanced standards, from the purchasing of components to the final shipping of products, to insure that our instruments are free from defects when shipped and operate for many years in service. We provide factory tours and have been know to impress people quite often.

In-Process Environmental Testing and 100% Inspection

EIG meters utilize brand-name, industrial temperature components. They receive 100% component insertion inspection, automated computer controlled testing, temperature deviation-based accelerated life burn-in testing and extensive 2.5 KV dielectric testing. We strive to achieve low failure rates by using comprehensive quality-based design and manufacturing techniques. We test extensively so that users can be confident that when they receive and EIG meter, it is one of the best in the industry.

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