Rittal’s Heavy Current Busbar Systems Approved for use on Board Ships

The safe use of electrical equipment on board ships brings with it particular challenges.

It’s an area that Rittal continues to invest in, not least to ensure its systems function effectively under the test conditions which are required by the marine industry.

Now, the efficacy of its busbar systems RiLine, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS has been recognised by leading international shipping organisations.  Approvals for on board use have been granted by Lloyds Register (LR), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This follows the announcement last year that Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS had successfully passed the environmental test on “Vibration”, satisfying the requirement of 0.7 g in the frequency range 5 – 100 Hz.

As such, these busbar systems and related components now have the required test data and documentation for: short circuit, temperature rise, dielectric strength, thermal resistance, use under vibration conditions.

RiLine, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS can be used on board ships in designated sealed areas, such as engine rooms, subject to observance of the required technical characteristics and the valid technical regulations.

Design-type approvals will also mean use of the busbar components in maritime applications is now much easier.

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Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.

Rittal White Paper: Metrics in IT and Data

Rittal White Paper:  Metrics in IT and Data Centre Technology

Data centres are the foundation on which the modern digital world has been built.

Their importance is highlighted by the fact that there is a scarcely a corner of our society they haven’t touched.

Furthermore, the growing use of mobile terminal devices and the increasing amount of available data means that data centres will continue to grow in size and scale for the foreseeable future.

But large-scale data centres of cloud and co-location providers consume a huge amount of energy – in the double-digit megawatt range. It’s not surprising, therefore, that data centres around the world are collectively responsible for a growing share of global CO2 emissions.

In fact, it is predicted that the IT industry’s share of worldwide CO2 emissions will virtually double in less than 20 years, from 1.3% in 2002 to 2.3% in 2020 (source: The Global e-Sustainability Initiative).

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is therefore an imperative for the industry, and of course by increasing energy efficiency and therefore reducing CO2 emissions, data centre operators should be able to significantly reduce their energy costs.  Together, these twin outcomes can provide a competitive advantage for companies with a Green IT Policy as Google and Apple and others are demonstrating.

Measuring the efficiency of the data centre can be done through a series of metrics, the most important of which include energy consumption, CO2 emissions and also sustainable water use.

Metrics can also be helpfully employed to compare the performance of individual components and processes within the data centre which means that it is possible
to get an accurate measure of the solutions offered by a variety of suppliers.

Rittal has just published a white paper Metrics in IT and Data Centre Technology which provides a detailed summary of the most important metrics currently recommended for the IT infrastructures of data centres.

The White Paper, which provides the necessary formulae and calculations behind each metric, also makes clear that individually they would not be sufficient to build up an accurate picture and that data centre operators need to define an appropriate set of different parameters that are tailored for their particular applications. By continuously recording data, benchmarking performance, and analysing trends, operators can identify how to ensure their data centres function efficiently and sustainably.

Metrics in IT and Data Centre Technology can be downloaded free of charge from the Rittal website: www.rittal.com/whitepaper.

Further information about Rittal can be found at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.


Pump Centre Conference 2016 – 12th May 2016

The Pump Centre Conference and Exhibition is held annually at Telford International Centre and is recognised as the leading event of its kind within the UK. The one day event attracts almost 1000 visitors who are able to attend the main conference, sit in on a selection of engineering & industry breakout sessions.

Visitors include many utility and water supply companies, the Environment Agency plus many other with an interest in pumping systems and associated equipment and services. For those interested in pumps and pumping the conference has become the event to attend.

Rittal will be showcasing some of its leading enclosure  technologies at the Pump Centre Conference. Visitors to Rittal’s Stand F35 will be able to talk to Rittal’s expert team and discuss how our innovative modular enclosures, power distribution, and climate control solutions, commonly specified as the No.1 choice for protecting critical equipment  “Rittal – The System”.

Featuring, among others,  Rittal’s TS 8 control cabinet and TS IT rack system platform, “Rittal – The System” offers modular, custom-fit solutions, providing maximum rack volumes, high levels of surface protection, stability and endless expansion possibilities. Today, more than 10 million TS 8 bayed enclosure are deployed across a huge range of industries worldwide. Critical to its success has been its flexibility and efficiency, high quality, safety standards, and its global availability.

Rittal’s top-selling, cost-effective wall boxes. Compact Enclosures AE provide highly technical solutions to protect the valuable systems within.  Their attributes and many benefits include corrosion resistance and a range of accessories for easy assembly as well as security and environmentals.

Visitors will also be able to find out more about Rittal’s popular busbar systems and the modular Ri4Power power distribution system supported by latest Power Engineering design software.   The latter provides comprehensive support in planning and verifying compliance to the IEC 61439-1/-2 switchgear and controlgear standard.

If you’re attending the event we hope to see you there.

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk on  twitter @rittal_ltd


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