Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 30 | Page 66


Vertiv offers scalable busbar power distribution system for data centers

Vertiv , a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions , continues the expansion of its power distribution portfolio with the availability of Vertiv Powerbar iMPB , a modular busbar system designed to enable seamless , on-demand power upgrades in dynamic data center environments .

Available in both copper and aluminium conductor offerings , the Vertiv Powerbar iMPB family features capacities from 160 amps to 1,000 amps and delivers reliable overhead power distribution , with the inherent benefit of also maximizing cooling airflow . The system is ideal for use in almost any size or style of data center , as well as laboratories , distribution warehouses , adaptable manufacturing plants and other dynamic environments .
“ As more and more devices are added and higher rack densities become commonplace , space is at a premium in today ’ s data centers ,” said Philip O ’ Doherty , Managing Director , E + I at Vertiv . “ The power infrastructure must keep pace , which means being scalable and quick to deploy . The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB delivers on all fronts with a modular , easy-to-install system that is compact and flexible enough to meet constantly changing demands .”
The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB is UL 857 and IEC 61439-2 compliant , and the lightweight aluminum busway track chassis has an IP2X / 3X safety rating with integrated fingersafe capabilities and ground-first / break-last design to ensure maximum safety while servicing . With both copper and recyclable aluminum conductor options , the busbar can be configured to meet any installation ’ s conductivity and safety requirements .
Arunangshu Chattopadhyay , Director , AC Power and Power Distribution , at Vertiv Asia , added : “ Today ’ s dynamic IT environments require enterprises to be more flexible and scalable in managing IT equipment . The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB solves our customers ’ power distribution and uptime needs without the need for complex cabling . Not only does it provide savings in the long term , but also simplifies data center design and deployment and eases cooling airflow .” p
The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB is available in North America , Latin America and Asia – including Australia and New Zealand , India , Europe , the Middle East and Africa .
The busway system allows businesses to optimize and adapt power distribution infrastructure cost-effectively over time , maximizing availability through continuous power delivery to critical loads . User-friendly tap-off boxes with breaker protection can be placed anywhere along the busway and isolate active IT loads and nearby branch breakers to ensure continuous power delivery .
The adaptive busbar comes with a simple sandwich-style joint pack construction that makes installation secure and easy , with no special tooling required . The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB includes a variety of capacity and connection configurations to allow for adjustments and upgrades with minimal outside support and no loss of power to critical loads .
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