ABB reduces risk for new EMEA data center

2018-03-27 - ACI Worldwide partners with ABB to regulate power delivery for its largest data center in Europe

Ensuring the continued and safe operation of ACI’s newest and largest European data center in Limerick, Ireland has been entrusted to ABB.

The pioneering technology leader has worked with R&D Engineering Solutions to design Remote Power Panels (RPP), a pluggable system with current monitoring of each phase and the last stop in switching off power before the critical load.

The project involved the seamless integration of state-of-the-art power, automation and protection equipment to support the operational and maintenance efficiency and safety of this global payment processing facility, while also enhancing the reliability and quality of its power supply.

Indeed, wth the plug-in socket system, SMISSLINE TP, risk to operational efficiency is reduced by minimizing downtime associated with installation, maintenance and modifications. The touch proof solution also reduces the possibility of personal injury, while the CMS system uses the latest encrypted protocol, which guards against cyber-attacks and supports predictive maintenance.

Michael Hogan, Data Center Manager at ACI explains: "ACI powers electronic payments for financial institutions and retailers globally, with its broad and integrated suite of electronic payment software.

“ABB and R&D Engineering Solutions have allowed us to install a pre-fabricated solution in a robust panel which is simply plug and play, with a multitude of different options for our critical environment”.

“We can select to change breaker type, load dispersion, phase selection and protection type and are able to keep power on in the existing delivery system. This means more revenue and less time for implementation and planning for upgrades or changes.”

The added benefit of this solution is the simple branch circuit monitoring system(CMS) which allows ACI Worldwide to directly view the power usage across every breaker in the RPP, either over the internal network or via its monitoring system. This is a critical component in the delivery of power, allowing the data centre to capture, plan and deliver 100 percent of available power to the end points with less risk of overloading through its infrastructure.

Brendan Duggan, Market Development Manager for Data Center Solutions at ABB adds: "A power outage in a data centre is far more costly than in most manufacturing facilities. High availability, efficiency and flexibility of the grid connection and distribution system are therefore of critical importance to their operations. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to draw on our global product base, coupled with our local expertize to develop a bespoke solution for ACI Worldwide.“

The scope of supply includes a host of Enclosures and DIN-Rail products, ranging from Twinline Enclosures to Control Units and Open Core Sensors, plus Tmax XT moulded case circuit breakers and terminal blocks.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

For more information please contact:

Natalie Hodges

Media Relations ManagerAffolternstrasse 44
Electrification Products Division
Phone: +41 (0)43 317 54 04
8050 Zurich

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