3M Displays Products that Enable Sustainable Data Centers at Data Center
Data Center World Spring 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- April 24, 2013
As demand for data and premiums on energy have grown, sustainability and
energy efficiency have become the watchwords for the data center industry.
Several new products from 3M that help make data centers more sustainable will
be featured at the upcoming Data Center World, April 28-May 2 in Las Vegas,
*Among the newest solutions showcased is Open Bath Immersion (OBI) cooling.
This innovative technology employs 3M Novec Engineered Fluids, a family of
innovative and environmentally sustainable dielectric fluids, that take
away heat from electronics immersed in its bath through two-phase cooling.
This revolutionary technique performs by dramatically increasing facility
energy efficiency by reducing the energy required for cooling as well as
enabling transformational advances in very dense super computer hubs.
Novec fluids are proven for their efficient heat transfer properties. In
addition, Novec fluids are non-ozone depleting with low global warming
potentials. Now, when applied in the energy-intensive, heat-generating
data centers, the properties advance the cooling process without degrading
signal integrity. “Novec fluids reward users with peace of mind as these
proven environmentally sustainable solutions find ways to pioneer further
environmental stewardship as the next-generation cooling solutions that
can replace traditional fans used for cooling and enable recovery and
re-use of energy, say for heating water,” noted Il Ji Kim, marketing
manager, 3M Electronics Markets Materials.
*3M Filtrete HVAC air filters feature a proprietary design that offers
best-in-class sustainability features. A single, 2-inch, 24X24 Filtrete
Minipleat, with its “minipleated” design, holds more than 52 square feet
of media, resulting in long lasting (12-month average) filters with low
pressure drops for lower lifecycle and energy costs due to better air
*With its high-performance, high-speed connectivity products, 3M is helping
customers achieve more energy-efficient operations. 3M Active Optical
Cable (AOC) is a low power AOC option offering significant power savings
compared to many competitive AOC assemblies and pluggable transceiver
modules. 3M Twin Axial Cable drives data center efficiency by enabling
efficient operations and improving server airflow.
*New additions to the 3M Crimplok+ family of fiber connectors now offer 250
micron and 900 micron singlemode and multimode options for the data
center. With minimal tool requirements, simple installation and no need
for cable slack storage, mechanical field terminations, minimize waste
while saving installation time.
“Over the past 40 years, 3M has actively pursued the development of products
that enable our customers to reduce their impact on the environment,” said
Gayle Schueller, vice president, 3M Global Sustainability. “The 3M Data Center
Solutions portfolio supports this commitment. Today, we're building on decades
of practices that support economic, social, and environmental sustainability.”
3M has a longstanding commitment to sustainable development. That commitment
is reflected in 3M’s new product development. 3M Pollution Prevention Pays and
Life Cycle Management (LCM) help 3M integrate environmental solutions into new
products. LCM ensures that 3M products address environmental, health and
safety opportunities and risks throughout their life cycles – from materials
acquisition and development through manufacturing, distribution, customer use
Visitors who stop by 3M’s Data Center World booth (#1223) will also see a
glimpse of 3M’s cooling solutions, high-speed connectivity, fiber structured
cabling, intelligent connectivity, copper structured cabling, infrastructure
protection, fire protection, medium voltage power, air filtration and
biometric physical access control. Find more information on sustainability at
3M and 3M solutions for the data center.
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Jane Kovacs, 512-984-6747
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