August 30, 2011

The Dangers of Applying Evaporative Cooling on Data Centers

The data center industry has become very focused on the reduction of  energy usage as a means to significantly reduce the overall OPEX of mission critical facilities.  One of the largest single areas of energy usage in the data center comes from the cooling systems that are applied.  Some end users have experimented and applied different types […]
August 25, 2011

The Art and Science of Evaporative Cooling Data Centers

Over the last several years it has become more common for data centers to seek to implement the energy efficient technology of evaporative cooling.  However, there are dangers to doing this which some end users and manufacturers have overlooked.  United Metal Products has been designing evaporative cooling equipment for almost 35 years and has  had the opportunity […]
August 23, 2011

United Metal Products Team Member Contributes Article for Cover Story of Mission Critical Magazine

Recently, one of United Metal Products team members contributed an article for the cover story of  Mission Critical Magazine, a leading publication for the data center marketplace. The article discusses a customer-centric business model that our family of  companies seek to implement. While a customer-centric business model seems like common sense this article briefly provides a framework […]
August 15, 2011

Should I use Evaporative Cooling to Cool a Data Center?

It is fairly common knowledge that upwards of 6% of all the power consumed in the United States takes place in data centers.  One of the most significant contributors to the power consumed in data centers has to do with the cooling solutions that have traditionally been applied.  Many end users have operated with the mindset that […]
August 8, 2011

30+ Years of Experience in Applying Evaporative Cooling

United Metal Products, Inc. opened their doors for business back in 1978. Since that time the experienced and innovative design & manufacturing team at United Metal has literally changed the evaporative cooling industry.  As the holder of several patents, United Metal, has contributed to incredible efficiency gains resulting in lower OPEX for clients in multiple industries.  In […]
August 2, 2011

Cooling Solutions for Phoenix Data Centers

Over the last few years many technology, colocation, and Fortune 500 companies have recognized the Phoenix, Arizona area as a great place to have a data center.  In addition to great deals on real estate the Phoenix market offers data center owners and developers fairly reasonably priced power (especially when compared to New York City or California), […]
August 1, 2011

Data Center Cooling Solution: The IRA™

If you have attended a data center industry conference in the last year then you have no doubt heard large end users speak about how their facility has implemented evaporative cooling to lower their PUE and reduce their OPEX.  The embracing of evaporative cooling technology by the data center industry has been a great way for corporations […]
July 18, 2011

United Metal Products Featured on Data Center Knowledge

As data center owners have become more conscientious of the amount of energy being used by the cooling systems in their facilities many of them have begun implementing evaporative cooling.  In fact, one of the data center industry’s most well known reporters recently caught up with the executive team from United Metal and conducted an interview. To […]
June 7, 2011

Data Center Cooling: 6 Best Practices for Airflow Distribution in Mission Critical Facilities

One of the most important challenges to address in the mission critical space is the airflow distribution in the white space. The following are an adapted version of  the  best practices recommended by ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 in the mission critical space when it comes to airflow distribution: A proper analysis of the facility should be done […]
May 22, 2011

Data Center Cooling 101: Eight Steps for Fan Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

As more and more data centers, labs, and telecommunication facilities implement energy efficient cooling solutions such as evaporative cooling it is important to address the fan energy that is being used in the distribution equipment.  There are several best practices recommended by ASHRAE for energy optimization.  Below are eight of ASHRAE’s TC 9.9 recommendations for improving fan […]