Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
One of the fundamental decisions in the design of data centers, server rooms and network closets is which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to use. You cannot be certain that the power you receive from your local utility will be suitable for your equipment, or that it will always be available. And even when you are receiving good-quality power from the utility, equipment inside your facility (such as electric motors) can introduce power problems.
A network/server UPS system conditions input power 24x7 to ensure that your equipment always receives reliable power and protection from damaging and disruptive power problems. A network/server UPS system also supports your equipment during power failures, providing enough battery backup runtime to outlast shorter outages. During longer outages, the UPS system will provide enough runtime to save files and gracefully shut down systems or to ensure that equipment is powered until standby generators are ready to support the load.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
When you’re designing a data center, server room or network closet, deciding which racks to deploy and how to configure them should be at the top of your list. Just like building a house, the surface details may steal the spotlight, but it’s the quality of the underlying foundation that makes the difference between success and frustration.
Racks organize IT equipment, such as servers and network switches, into standardized assemblies that make efficient use of space and other resources. Depending on the options you choose, they can also improve power protection, cooling, cable management, device management, physical security, mobility, ease of installation and protection from harsh environmental conditions.
Choosing the right racks and configuring them to match your needs will ensure that your IT equipment operates reliably and efficiently, saving your organization from costly downtime and other needless expenses.
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Shell Lubricants believes companies can achieve significant cost savings by upgrading their lubrication processes. Taking better care of equipment can contribute to savings from lower maintenance costs, reduced unplanned downtime and improvements in productivity. These potential savings go far beyond what can be achieved by selecting lubricants on the basis of lowest price per litre. There are two key elements to seizing this opportunity. The first is selecting the right lubricant; the second is effective lubrication management.
While simple fixes may cost a few thousand dollars, lost revenue from equipment failures can run into the millions of dollars in lost productivity and replacement costs. There can be longer-term impacts, too, if the downtime inhibits a manufacturer’s ability to meet customer needs.
That’s why it is important for companies to think about lubrication and equipment maintenance holistically, recognizing that short term cost savings may be leading to bigger, preventable expenses over the long term.
Cheaper oil, for example, may save money initially, but it requires more frequent changes and provides less protection to the equipment, which could shorten component life. For many companies, the short-term savings simply aren’t worth the longterm cost risk. “Some companies don’t realize that they may be able to reduce their overall maintenance costs significantly by spending more up front on better quality lubricants,” Saffell says. “Their equipment may last longer and they are likely to see
Meeting the needs of compliance standards while keeping your workers protected is a top priority for those in the electrical industry. There are a number of measures you can take to help keep your workers safe, starting with a sound personal protective equipment (PPE) program. In this new white paper, we detail the key changes found in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, and explain how daily wear PPE may help enhance both compliance and worker protection when compared to traditional task-based PPE.
Working on energized equipment is one of the more dangerous scenarios technicians face in the field. As a result, there’s been a concerted industry effort to improve the understanding of electrical shock and arc flash hazards. I believe one of the most important standards in this safety push is the restructured language within the 2018 edition of the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA’s) 70E “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.”
In the past, the standard addressed electrical hazards and risks holistically when considering energized electrical work. But today’s latest guidelines now identify hazards and risks independently and include recommendations for a thorough risk analysis that considers the hazard, the planned work task and potential human error. Together, the changes result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents.
As cybercriminals look for new ways to break through defenses, it’s vital that organizations have access to real-time operational intelligence across their applications, services, and security infrastructure. As Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) migrated applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS), it needed to expand security capacity for edge protection of its AWS VPCs. REI chose Splunk for security monitoring, historical analysis, and data visualization in real time, to help it investigate events and mitigate operational risks.
The 9PX delivered on every requirement, providing high availability and efficiency in a centralized solution. Magic Springs also gained up to 28 percent more wattage than comparable UPSs, with an exceptional power factor that positions them for future growth.
Learn more about how the 9PX ensured a smooth ride for Magic Springs, while fitting their projected power needs for the next five years.
Published By: Camfil APC
Published Date: Mar 09, 2017
Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of a food processing plant, but one of the most common locations is the dust collection system. How do you know if your dust collection system complies? What do you do if it doesn’t? Are your employees at risk?
This white paper reviews the OSHA National Emphasis Program for combustible dust, the NFPA standards that address how to prevent or limit explosion hazards, how to identify these hazards, and the types of equipment used for explosion protection. It will also examine the most common shortfalls to compliance and how to avoid them.
Hand protection is so important that it is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Agency has mandated that employers provide, at no cost to employees, almost all personal protective equipment (PPE)—this includes cut-resistant gloves.
Gloves are valuable protective devices but do not give absolute protection. Their effectiveness depends on how the PPE is chosen, used, and stored. Selecting the best glove to protect your employees’ hands can actually be a complex task. Many types of gloves are available and each has different uses. But the right cut-resistant hand protection does make a difference.