A study from Intel® was initiated to challenge assumptions made regarding data center cooling.  
Ruskin has been out front and anticipating the trends to data center cooling and providing equipment to help solve customer challenges.

It is important to keep outside air flowing efficiently and safely in and out of a data center environment.  The Ruskin outside air, low leak economizer is a parallel blade design which has less static pressure than opposed blade operation.  It also meets Title 24 requirements and ASHRAE 90.1.  A parallel blade economizer is less likely to starve the rooftop unit for air and eliminates the need to make large modifications to damper openings.   

When the economizer is not in operation, the AMCA certified outside air class 1A damper ensures that the damper blades close tight as to not let outside air and humidity inside.  Data Center owners will realize reduced utility costs and a more comfortable environment within their critical facility.

An external component of keeping a data center cool is that of the generators used to power the data center.  In order to protect the generators from overheating and causing a potential shut down, compromising critical information, a Ruskin CD50, CD60, or TED50 have all been installed in data centers. They open quickly to allow for proper exhaust.   

While louvers may not play a role in data center cooling, they are important to install when a data center is located in areas subjected to hurricanes and tornados.  Ruskin grilles and louvers are tested to take an impact over 100 miles per hour.  FEMA, HZ850, and the XP500S louvers and grilles will protect your data center, yet allows air flow in and out of the facility are areas prone to extreme weather conditions.  

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