March 18, 2013

Do You Know the Hydro-Footprint of Your Data Center?

One of United Metal Products team members recently co-authored an article pertaining to data centers, power production and water consumption.  The article focuses on the hydro-footprint of data centers. This holistic approach examines the amount of water needed in the production of power before it is distributed to the localized site (data center). For those that are […]
January 11, 2013

Three Keys for Delivering Successful Data Center Cooling Projects

When it comes to evaluating the essence of what makes for a successful data center cooling project, the core components are similar to those in other vertical markets.  Most manufacturers are aware of these components, but for whatever reason not all vendors desire to implement them. 1) The first key to delivering a successful cooling solution for […]
December 13, 2012

Attention Data Center Owners: Not All Evaporative Equipment is Created Equal

Over the last few years the data center industry has been in the midst of historic change.  One area in particular where this change has been seen most clearly is in the area of temperature control.  Innovative owners, ASHRAE TC 9.9, and chip manufacturers have all played a part in developing a strong case for raising the […]
November 27, 2012

Warm Water Data Center Cooling: The AHC™

One of the best ways to address the issue of energy consumption in mission critical facilities such as data centers is to use energy efficient cooling solutions.  As end users become more comfortable with raising the air temperature to the server inlets there are several unique ways to reduce the overall OPEX of the data center.  There […]
August 6, 2012

Data Center Case Study: Direct Evaporative Cooling

United Metal Products recently deployed several data center units for a multi-megawatt facility.  These units are part of an overall strategy by the owner to reduce the power usage effectiveness (PUE) of the data center, as well as provide significant OPEX savings. The units deployed are similar to the DC-ERA solution that has become popular for clients […]
April 17, 2012

Data Center Cooling Solution: DC-XRA

A critical path toward lowering the overall PUE in a data center is to get the power consumption required by the mechanical systems under control.  One of the more strategic and effective approaches to reducing the amount of energy required by the cooling systems is to reduce or eliminate entirely the amount of time that compressors are […]
April 6, 2012

Data Center Cooling Solutions for Central and South America

In an effort to provide our clients and future clients a solution for their data centers in Central and South America, United Metal Products has developed a line of energy efficient cooling solutions for these regions. To learn more about how your company can take advantage of these solutions contact h.simmons@unitedmetal.com
April 2, 2012

United Metal Products Deploys Evaporative Cooling Equipment for Large Data Center

United Metal Products recent deployed several 60,000 CFM evaporative cooling units for a large data center in the Western United States.  These customized units integrated a chilled water coil into the modules.  The overall strategy for the deployment of this solution was a phased modularity approach which provides end users with an increased level of flexibility from […]
March 31, 2012

Responsible Design & Manufacturing 101: Protecting Data Centers from Misapplying Evaporative Cooling

One of the responsibilities of a designer and manufacturer is to assist end users in developing the best solution for a given application.  In the mission critical space this is extremely important as a poorly designed cooling solution can have a negative ripple affect on the data center.  Some end users in recent years have been eager […]
February 15, 2012

United Metal Products Providing Cooling Solutions for Off-Shore Oil Rigs

For the last twenty years one vertical market that United Metal Products has served is the Oil and Gas industry.  From off-shore oil rigs cooling in the Gulf of Mexico to off the coast of Dubai, United Metal has worked with some of the largest companies in the world to provide high quality equipment that stands up […]