Reducing carbon footprint

Maximising asset value and optimising the Total Cost of Ownership are critical success factors for every hard-working facility.

Through managing the end-of-life of your power assets you can improve system availability, operating efficiency and extend the installations lifetime.


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Measuring PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) thanks to measurement and monitoring systems


The energy performance of a data centre is characterised by its PUE (Power Use Effectiveness). This indicator is essential to the operator and allows them to qualify their data centre.

PUE, a key performance indicator

The PUE is defined in EN 50600-4-2: Data processing centre facilities and infrastructure, part 4-2: Power Usage Effectiveness.

The PUE represents the ratio between the total energy consumed by the data centre and the energy needed for IT equipment.

To accurately assess the actual performance of a data centre, the consumption monitoring device for the IT servers must be positioned as close as possible to the installed equipment.

The PUE identifies areas for improvement specific to processes, design, and operational efficiency.

A target value will be set for the design of new data centres and used as a target for energy management.

In 2020, the average PUE for all data centres is 1.6. The design of the latest generation of data centres can achieve values of less than 1.4.


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DIRIS Digiware measurement and monitoring system

The DIRIS Digiware measurement system meets the requirements of the EN 50600-4-2 PUE3 category, respecting and ensuring consumption measurements from the main power supply to the servers.

Its precision class means the DIRIS Digiware delivers an accurate measurement of the PUE. The implementation of DIRIS Digiware system in a tap-off or PDU setup for the entire electrical installation gives a detailed mapping of the data centre's consumption distribution and losses. 


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Eliminate the end-of-life criticality of UPS, thanks to the design of modular UPS


Usually the useful lifetime of an UPS system is around 10 to 15 years: after this period the UPS has to be replaced.During the UPS replacement the load is not protected; ie on raw mains. The procedure also requires the load to be transferred to external by pass. This procedure is susceptible to human error.

Understand the natural ageing of the UPS

As soon as a new UPS is installed, a process of natural ageing and deterioration begins, defining the UPS lifecycle. Some of the UPS components, including batteries, capacitors and fans have a defined life. These are replaced as part of the preventative maintenance programme at defined intervals, thus increasing the lifetime of the UPS to 10-15 years.

To further increase the operational life of the UPS other electronic parts should be replaced avoiding the need to replace the whole UPS.

Modular UPS have the correct architecture to allow the operational life of the system to be extended. This is only possible if the system is based on electronic free cabinets using plug in modules and therefore quick and easy to replace.


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"Forever Young" concept

MODULYS range employs an exclusive concept called ‘Forever Young‘ which allows the life-cycle extension and completely eliminates the criticality of system end-of-life, thanks to “electronic-free” cabinet and periodic hot-swap replacement of power modules.

"Forever Young" concept enables the implementation of future technology improvements by replacing the obsolete electronic parts, without modifying the infrastructure or replace the whole UPS.

Key point are the power modules and spare part compatibility and availability.

Socomec, is unique in the UPS industry by guranteeing compatibility and availability for more than 20 years. An official declaration available on request.


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