Data Center Journal

VOLUME 37 | APRIL 2015

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THE DATA CENTER JOURNAL | 1 Feature 2 electrical SaFety ProgramS riSk more than JuSt a citation By Wally Vahlstrom, Director of Technical Services Emerson Network Power, Electrical Reliability Services The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is cracking down on data centers. Citations are on the rise, especially when it comes to employees performing electrical maintenance on or near energized equipment. The reason behind this increased scrutiny is alarming. 8 regulatory comPliance and the data center By Jeffrey R. Clark PhD If you're running a data center, you'll probably have to deal with state and local regulators, and perhaps federal as well. Getting into all the details would be impossible, needless to say, but here's an overview of what companies in this industry face, and how they can deal with it. 14 can caliFornia'S title 24 energy code exPand to the u.S.? By Jeffrey R. Clark PhD Energy is the most critical operating resource for data centers, but the rising demand for services has painted operators into a proverbial corner: they face both a growing power appetite as well as growing public awareness of the need to conserve energy and steward the environment. 18 SimPliFying inFraStructureS: ruleS For SucceSS in data centerS By John Steele, Engineering Manager Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. As the data center market continues to grow, the trend to improve efficiency, increase reliability, decrease the footprint for critical infrastructure, and reduce capital costs continues to be a focus for data center engineers. Using today's technologies, many of these objectives can be met without compromise by applying proper design engineering and following a few key rules: keep it simple, work as a team, conduct factory testing and consolidate the individual pieces into integrated sections. 24 aShrae tc9.9 uPdate By David Quirk, PE, LEED AP, CEM DLB Associates ASHRAE TC9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as a full-fledged ASHRAE Committee, and as such it is a good time to reflect back to see where the committee has been, and to look forward to what they are currently up to. This article will review TC9.9's mission, published work, and impact on the industry as a whole. 28 Vendor index All rights reserved. No portion of DATA CENTER Journal may be reproduced without written permission from the Executive Editor. The management of DATA CENTER Journal is not responsible for opinions expressed by its writers or editors. We assume that all rights in communications sent to our editorial staff are unconditionally assigned for publication. All submissions are subject to unrestricted right to edit and/ or to comment editorially. AN EDM2R ENTERPRISES, INC. PUBLICATION ALPHARETTA, GA 30022 PHONE: 678-762-9366 FAX: 866-708-3068 | WWW.DATACENTERJOURNAL.COM DESIGN : NEATWORKS, INC., JOHNS CREEK GA 30022 TEL: 678-392-2992 | WWW.NEATWORKSINC.COM

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