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How ESCOs Use Power Monitoring to Save Their Clients Money

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by Packet Power Team

If you buy, manage, or rely on energy for your business, uncertainty has been your recent reality. Erratic costs, supply, and delivery—even when it comes to renewable energy—add stress to planning efforts. Governments around the world have been creating incentives that effectively reduce prices, but that can change from one administration to the next. You need to control what you can, and that begins with gathering the right information about your power usage so you can optimize your operations and save on your energy costs.

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Topics: power monitoring, ESCOs

Optimize Your Manufacturing Operations with Powerful Knowledge

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022 by Packet Power Team

If knowledge is power, then what is knowledge about power? It’s a problem solver and efficiency booster for your business. When you monitor power use of equipment in real-time, you can avoid unexpected shutdowns, extend the life of gear and systems, and reduce energy costs.

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Topics: environmental monitoring, power monitoring

Daxten at the forefront of promoting data center energy efficiency

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power works with a global network of partners to help ensure customer needs are addressed with the right monitoring solutions. One of our oldest and strongest partnerships is with Daxten. The company offers cutting edge cooling optimization, power distribution, monitoring and infrastructure solutions that improve the resource efficiency, reliability and security of data centers throughout Europe.

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Topics: data center monitoring, data centre monitoring, Daxten, Partner profile

Total Harmonic Distortion - what happened to my perfect wave?

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Our physical world is full of waves–big, small, visible, and invisible. Total harmonic distortion (THD) is a useful tool for measuring what is happening when a wave is not behaving exactly the way you expect it to.

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Topics: data center monitoring, THD

Three-phase power or the magic of the missing Neutral

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 by Paul Bieganski

Electricity can seem both simple and confusing at the same time. A refresher on things like the differences between volts, amps and watts never hurts. Or a recap of where a direct current system may make the most sense. One particularly tricky concept to master is the idea of three-phase power, especially in a Delta configuration.

Plumbing and car enthusiasts: rejoice! In this post we'll present a plumber's (or car mechanic's) version of a three phase power system.

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Topics: data center operations, Know your power, Data center power, Power basics, 3-phase power

Monitor Your Critical Equipment with a Smart Power Cord

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Packet Power Team

If you want to know how much power your equipment is using but don't want to pay costly electrician fees or deal with complex IT networks, a smart power cord could fit the bill.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring, smart power cables, remote monitoring

Packet Power named to 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Today, Inc. revealed that Packet Power is No. 4466 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy's most dynamic segment -- its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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Optimizing Data Center Cooling Using Differential Pressure Sensors

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Properly cooling a data center is not straightforward. Cold air is one of the most valuable commodities in data center operations. However, optimizing airflow and cooling is challenging without a good map of air movement through your data center. By using differential pressure sensors, it becomes easy to get a clear understanding of the airflow patterns throughout your data center. The cost and ease of implementation can translate to an ROI in as little as one month. Safely raising the ambient temperature by as little as one -degree can reduce energy costs by 4-5%.

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Proper Placement: Installing Server Room Environmental Monitors [VIDEO]

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Packet Power Team

You have a significant investment in your IT infrastructure and you want to get the most out of that investment by extending equipment life, optimizing usage, and lowering your operational costs. You can get the data to help you accomplish these goals by properly placing modern, high-tech temperature and humidity monitors in your server room.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, relative humidity, Facilities monitoring, environmental monitor, temperature sensor, humidity monitoring

How a Humidity Sensor Can Help Improve Operations in Many Industries

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Are controlling air conditions and knowing how wet the air is important to your business? Then humidity sensors are a must. Also called hygrometers, these devices have come a long way in recent years.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, relative humidity, Facilities monitoring, environmental monitor, temperature sensor, humidity monitoring

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