Columbus, Ohio [October 18, 2012] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that the North American version of the modular, row-based Liebert® APMTM uninterruptible power supply (UPS) has received ENERGY STAR certification. The Liebert APM UPS is available globally.
A transformer-free, on-line UPS with best-in-class efficiency, the Liebert APM enables capacity on demand with the addition of internal FlexPower™ core assemblies. The assemblies allow the system to expand for capacity or redundancy in 15 kW increments up to 45 or 90kW within a single cabinet.
The FlexPower cores incorporate distributed intelligence and scalable power in a common assembly and allow configuration of a completely redundant power and control system, sized to match the capacity of the protected equipment. When power requirements change, data center managers can easily add capacity without increasing the system footprint. This approach allows for right-sizing of the UPS, resulting in improved energy efficiency and reduced power expenditures.
“We recognize that there are applications for transformer-free UPS systems in today’s data center, and the certification of the Liebert APM proves that the technology can contribute to the overall efficiency of data centers of any size,” said Charles O’Donnell, vice president of power engineering, Emerson Network Power in North America.
As part of its larger electrical equipment efficiency improvement program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) instituted its ENERGY STAR for UPS program earlier this year for products rated greater than or equal to 1500 watts. To qualify for the ENERGY STAR certification, the Liebert APM was subjected to testing by a UPS-specific certification body recognized by the EPA. This certification process examines products based on average power, efficiency and efficiency variation for determination of steady-state. UPS products meeting the EPA’s requirements use an average of 35 percent less energy than their standard counterparts.
Over the next several months, Emerson Network Power will submit other Liebert UPS technologies for ENERGY STAR certification.
For more information on the Liebert APM UPS, or other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.Liebert.com.
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, 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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.