11 Aug 2011 02:08:18
Powerstar installed into South African data centre
Amecor Powerstar, South African distribution partners of EMSc UK Ltd recently announced the successful installation of two 1600kVA Powerstar voltage optimisation units, at one of the most prestigious and esteemed data centres in South Africa.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed company Business Connexion (BCX), runs mission-critical ICT systems and manage products, services and solutions for key public sector organizations, parastatals and blue chip corporate clients.
Their Tier IV data centre is made up of highly sophisticated network and server technology, guaranteeing clients locally and abroad a 99% up-time on their servers. Choosing a reliable, secure and efficient solution was paramount to their decision to choose Powerstar to optimise their sites voltages.
Prior to the installation of the Powerstar system, incoming voltage was recorded at an average 236v. On commissioning of the Powerstar units, voltages were immediately optimized to 224v, guaranteeing BCX a number of benefits. These include a reduction in excessively high electricity costs, prolonging the life span of their highly sensitive equipment, improving harmonics by 90%, improving power factor by a further 20% and assisting with their green IT initiative and environmental awareness by reducing their carbon footprint.
Amecor Powerstar congratulates BCX on their electricity cost saving, including their valued contribution to the preservation of power as well as the South Africa environment.