Over the last several years, AirTight has been quietly partnering with industry OEM’s and professionals to learn, understand and teach the basic principles of proper energy use, handling, measurement, and generation. We are using ourselves as our own proving ground, installing Low Voltage P.O.E. LED lighting systems in our offices that require only a CAT 5 cable to a light fixture, not the bulky conduit and power wiring that we’re all used to. Partnering with a company like Redwood Systems, now a division of CommScope, allows us to educate you, our customer, on ways to reduce your lighting consumption of electricity by 50% or more.
UltraSonic Humidification is another great way to reduce the cost of maintaining proper humidity levels within your Mission Critical spaces during the cold and dry months. UltraSonic Humidification, under the Stulz brand, is 97% cheaper to operate than conventional steam canisters or the open water trough systems of most manufacturers. As an example, if your CRAC unit’s humidifier was drawing 11 amps on a 480, 3 phase circuit during normal humidification operation, the equivalent consumption of power would be less than ONE AMP. This with the same or more vapor induced into the air stream.
Most of us drive a car. In order to accelerate, you press the gas pedal. This concept is how great energy saving ideas, like a Variable Frequency Drive on an electric motor work. Now, what if you were able to control the power supply within your computer, or even the whole stack of IT gear in the data center, in the same way? You ramp up the power based upon the actual, real-time requirement of the processor. So, if you are only working the server at 50%, then you really only need 50% of the available power supply to operate it.
The smart folks at Virtual Power Systems have done just that. VPS created the ICE concept, Intelligent Control of Electricity. AirTight has worked with this team to discuss applications for the removal of waste heat. Waste heat = energy consumption. That is the same heat (energy) that we, as a Mechanical Company, work to take out of the data center.
So really, it all comes down to energy. One of the few things that cannot be created or destroyed in our universe. We simply are allowed to move it from one place or state into another.
Here’s another one: XEnergy Technologies has a patented way of utilizing the air that is being moved by your Cooling Tower fan to generate electricity. This locally generated power, meaning right at the cooling tower, is then fed to the motor running the cooling tower fan, thus reducing the operating cost of the cooling tower by 25% or more. This fan has to run in order to remove the heat from the condenser water loop to maintain proper operation of the chiller that serves the chilled water loops anyway, why not recover what you can from it?
We have proven examples and case-studies of these technologies doing what they claim, in a measurable and presentable way.
AirTight is, and always will be a service company. We pride ourselves on being available for you, 24×7/365. At the same time, we realize you have businesses to run, buildings to operate and people within to serve. Our mission is to have viable, tested, cutting-edge technology solutions to offer, when you’re ready to explore how we can help you become more profitable.
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