Emerson Network Power Announces New Thermal Management Business
Expansion of Existing Precision Cooling Business Addresses the Need for
Increased Real-time Environmental Control in the Data Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- July 9, 2013
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader
in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical
infrastructure, today announced the creation of a new Thermal Management
business to expand its ability to develop and deliver more holistic,
next-generation approaches to controlling the data center environment.
The expanded focus reflects the evolution of data center environmental
guidelines from organizations such as the American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the introduction of
emerging technologies to meet those guidelines. John Schneider will lead the
new Thermal Management business as vice president and general manager.
“The data center is an active, always-changing ecosystem where IT needs,
geographic location and external weather conditions are connected, and changes
in any one area have broad-reaching implications,” Schneider said. “We are
delivering the next generation of data center cooling, with innovative
services, software and hardware integrated and optimized to reliably,
efficiently and cost-effectively control and manage heat.”
The business, with annual revenues of approximately $800 million, includes
Emerson Network Power’s existing Liebert precision cooling assets and
The Thermal Management business offers technologies and solutions for data
centers and IT facilities of all sizes including air, waterside and innovative
pumped-refrigerant economizers in addition to state-of-the-art controls and
wireless sensors to maximize efficiency. Included in the solutions are custom
air-handling solutions with chilled water, direct and indirect evaporative,
and refrigerant technologies. These technologies enable Emerson to best meet
customer needs and evolving industry standards that expand the range of
acceptable data center temperatures.
Additionally, today’s data center infrastructure systems use networks of
wireline and wireless sensors to monitor equipment use, performance and
environmental conditions and are better equipped to act on that data. These
capabilities were not available in the past and, even today, the additional
intelligence often is lost in floods of data. “What we’re doing with our
approach to thermal management is helping our customers analyze, understand
and act on that data to realize more efficient, more sophisticated real-time
environmental control,” Schneider said.
Scott Barbour, global business leader of Emerson Network Power (Systems),
added: “For 48 years, the Liebert brand has been synonymous with IT cooling
and innovation, and today’s announcement represents another significant
evolution within that space. The basic need to manage heat is not changing.
There are now more ways to do that, and this expansion of what began as our
precision cooling business reflects the entire spectrum of possibilities.”
For more information on Emerson Network Power’s Thermal Management business or
any other technologies or solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), delivers software,
hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for
data centers and healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry
leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides
innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap
between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised
availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported
globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about
Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in
bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions
for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the
world. The company is comprised of five business segments:Process Management,
Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial &
Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more
information, visit www.Emerson.com.
Monica Howald, 314-982-6223
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