High profile speakers discuss data centre energy efficiency


ebm-papst Data CentresEbm-papst UK recently hosted a seminar on ‘Data Centre Energy Efficiency and Design’, at its client centre in Chelmsford. The morning speakers included: Mark Acton from CBRE data centre solutions who discussed data centre efficiency and sustainability; Steve Webb from Ark data centres who discussed the Ark experience and how they ensure efficient data centre cooling; and Natascha Meyer from Stulz, who offered an insight into the company’s recommendations on saving energy on data centre cooling. Tony Wright from ebm-past also hosted a demonstration of the AxiBlade, an innovative fan concept recognised for its efficiency and noise performance.

The afternoon session commenced with a discussion on ‘Why airflow is critical in data centres’, hosted James Kirkwood from Ekkosense and Dr Robert Tozer from Operational Intelligence, a well-known expert in data centre cooling, followed with a case study discussion on energy savings in data centres. The seminar ended with Prof. Ian Bitterlin from Critical Facilities Consulting, who discussed many issues within the industry and the best way to resolve and avoid them.

Ebm-papst will be running regular seminars that look at energy efficiency across all market sectors. The date for the next seminar for 2017 will soon be released. For the latest details, visit www.ebmpapst.com


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