Intelligent Battery Cabinet provides active thermal management.
March 23, 2012 -
With built-in battery monitoring system, IntelliBatt Cabinet delivers predictive trending and asset management for critical datacenter power systems. Enclosure can accommodate different battery sizes and terminal configurations as well as active heat dissipation system to maintain optimum temperature. Through integrated in-door viewing panels, operator can check key indicators on controller and status of every battery. In-door access panel allows safe operation of breaker without opening doors.
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181 3rd Street, Suite 150
San Rafael, CA, 94901
IntelliBatt Rolls Out the World's First Intelligent Battery Cabinet
Next generation turnkey cabinet provides active thermal management for extended battery life, allows users to view individual battery health and enables safe breaker operation while doors remain closed
NEW YORK, -- Datacenter Dynamics Converged, IntelliBatt today announced the world's first ever intelligent battery enclosure - The IntelliBatt Cabinet - that features a built-in battery monitoring system, which is conveniently visible via integrated in-door viewing panels, and includes the ability to accommodate different battery sizes and terminal configurations as well as an active heat dissipation system to maintain optimum temperature, all designed to further increase battery life.
According to the Ponemon Institute National Survey On Data Center Outages of September 2010, the number one cause of data center outages can be attributed to battery problems. Conversely, IntelliBatt customers have benefited from 100% up-time. This is achieved because the continuous flow of data, gathered by the IntelliBatt monitoring nodes, synchronizes with a cloud-based NOC and is backed by 7x24 support and operator analysis. This combined with access to data history from well over 1 million batteries allows IntelliBatt to deliver predictive trending for reliability management along with asset management for critical power systems. This unique combination provides security and peace of mind, allowing data center operators to know about problems before they occur and act to preempt outages.
"Your data center is only as healthy as your battery systems," said Robert Glavan, VP Operations, "Server Farm Realty works with IntelliBatt to ensure the #1 cause of data center outages is eliminated because of their advanced technology, 7x24 customer service and 100% uptime 20 year track record."
Furthermore, inadequately designed cabinets can get hot and end up shortening battery asset life. "Heat is the enemy of batteries," said Steve Cotton, CEO and founder of IntelliBatt, "for every 15 degrees Fahrenheit above 77 degrees, you can lose half the battery life - that can be pretty expensive." So IntelliBatt added thermostatic control and an active heat dissipation system that relies on dual fans to create a chimney effect by drawing air up and out of the cabinet, thus maintaining optimum temperature and increasing battery life. Added Cotton, "With the data we've analyzed on battery systems with thermal monitoring of each battery/shelf, we've determined that we can save operators significant capital and operating costs by building and operating smaller, more efficient cooling systems to cool cabinets instead of entire battery rooms."
In fact, for the first time you can see what's going on even when the doors are closed. Through the integrated in-door viewing panels, operators can easily check the key indicators on the controller, the status of every battery and even inspect the terminals. Likewise, the cabinet features an in-door access panel that allows for the safe and easy operation of the breaker without opening the doors.
The IntelliBatt Cabinet comes complete with batteries, breaker, and monitoring system, and can be completely pre-commissioned to IEEE standards as an integrated system. This ensures only the highest quality product arrives to your facility - on time, just in time, complete and ready to go.
IntelliBatt, LLC, is a privately-held, full-service solutions provider serving global markets with battery backup and predictive services to ensure against systems failure. IntelliBatt's core customer base is comprised of the world's leading data center operators and enterprise organizations. The telecommunications market is also a fast-growing segment for IntelliBatt, as reliance on IT systems that support global economies--either through wireless or wire line networks--must have 100% uptime guarantees for their customers. IntelliBatt is committed to supporting best practices in the battery backup marketplace, and pioneering through partnership expansion into new markets and applications of battery technology. Originally founded in 1992 by battery industry veterans, IntelliBatt is headquartered in San Rafael, California, with additional offices in Sacramento, Denver, New York and New Jersey. Visit www.intellibatt.com for more information.