AFCO Systems to Introduce Sigma-T Datacenter Power and Cooling Efficiency Approach During ASHRAE 2009 Winter Conference on Sustainable Urban Design

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New Approach Provides Strong Metric for Measurement of Datacenter Cooling; Focuses on Narrowing the Band of Cabinet-level Temperature Variation to Deliver Increased Power and Cooling Optimization, Efficiency and Control in the Datacenter

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Innovations in Airflow Management within Rack Enclosures, Part 2

Managing datacenter enclosure inlet temperature is the cooling management approach used by most engineers, datacenter managers, IT professionals and facilities managers. By measuring and managing Delta-T, the difference between inlet temperature and outlet temperature in datacenter enclosures, they are able to provide cooling management and control the energy required to maintain optimal datacenter enclosure temperatures. AFCO Systems ( chief technology officer, John Consoli, will present a new, complementary metric, called Sigma-T, and detail its relevance to delivering increased cooling optimization and resulting energy efficiency in the datacenter, when he speaks at the prestigious ASHRAE 2009 Winter Conference, held this week at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. More information about AFCO Systems can be found at

Consoli will present during the "Innovations in Airflow Management within Rack Enclosures, Part 2" seminar in the Palmer House Hilton Water Tower Parlor room on Tuesday, January 27 between 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.

> > AFCO Systems is providing Consoli's presentation "Enhancing Airflow Efficiency at the Cabinet Level" available for complimentary download

The ASHRAE conference gathers member engineers from around the world and provides more than 200 Professional Development Hour credits through its technical program, with its theme of Sustainable Urban Design, and ASHRAE Learning Institute courses. Overall, the technical program features more than 100 sessions with presentations of 68 papers. More information about the conference is available from:

"AFCO has seen the practical benefits of the Sigma-T approach in its work with blue chip clients in a variety of industries," said Consoli. "We appreciate the opportunity to present our insight on datacenter power and cooling efficiencies to ASHRAE attendees."

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

About AFCO Systems
AFCO Systems is a global leader in the design and manufacture of scalable enclosure technology for mission-critical datacenter environments. It has the one of the largest globally installed bases of active, air-cooled, high-density (5-8 kW) and extreme high-density (up to 24 kW) server and network cabinets. AFCO Systems' active airflow control technique, delivered through its KOOL-ITâ„¢ brand of technologies and services, provides cost-effective datacenter cooling in accordance with ASHRAE standards. This enables datacenter operators to measure, manage, monitor, and maintain their overall energy efficiency. The company is headquartered in Farmingdale, NY with global operating capabilities for its installations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit or call 631-249-9441.

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