Patrick Donovan, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Tue, 26 Apr 2022 01:57:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DANGER: Are Your Electrical Single-Line Diagrams Out-of-Date or Missing? https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2022/04/25/danger-are-your-electrical-single-line-diagrams-out-of-date-or-missing/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2022/04/25/danger-are-your-electrical-single-line-diagrams-out-of-date-or-missing/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2022 01:57:29 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=94642 Relax and let Schneider Electric experts manage and modernize your electrical SLDs for you The electrical distribution network is the “lifeblood” of an operating factory, industrial site, mission-critical facility, hospital,... Read more »

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Just Chill, Let ‘Cooling Optimize’ Keep Your Server Inlet Temps Steady https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2021/10/26/just-chill-let-cooling-optimize-keep-your-server-inlet-temps-steady/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2021/10/26/just-chill-let-cooling-optimize-keep-your-server-inlet-temps-steady/#respond Tue, 26 Oct 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=92016 If you’re reading this, then you probably already know that cooling systems are the second biggest energy consumer in data centers, second only to the IT equipment itself. For more... Read more »

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EcoStruxure™ IT Advisor CFD: Simpler, Faster Data Center Cooling Design https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2021/09/21/ecostruxure-it-advisor-cfd-simpler-faster-data-center-cooling-design/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2021/09/21/ecostruxure-it-advisor-cfd-simpler-faster-data-center-cooling-design/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=91266 If you asked anyone who works in a data center to describe what it’s like, they might say, “it’s pretty noisy, cold, and windy… it’s best if you go in... Read more »

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How to boost hospital building safety and asset maintenance https://blog.se.com/healthcare/2021/03/15/how-to-boost-hospital-building-safety-and-asset-maintenance/ https://blog.se.com/healthcare/2021/03/15/how-to-boost-hospital-building-safety-and-asset-maintenance/#respond Mon, 15 Mar 2021 13:00:49 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=85995 In recent blog articles, we’ve been exploring facets of hospital resilience as they relate to facility management systems and infrastructure. In our view, these aspects of resilience are the most... Read more »

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Three Common Mistakes in Data Center Design Planning and How to Avoid Them https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2021/03/02/three-common-mistakes-data-center-design-planning-how-avoid/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2021/03/02/three-common-mistakes-data-center-design-planning-how-avoid/#comments Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=85999 Designing and building a new data center that aims to be sustainable and efficient – particularly without having to compromise on availability (uptime) performance – is a challenging process fraught... Read more »

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Healthy buildings: How technologies can reduce infectious disease transmission https://blog.se.com/building-management/2021/01/21/healthy-buildings-how-new-technologies-can-reduce-infectious-disease-transmission/ https://blog.se.com/building-management/2021/01/21/healthy-buildings-how-new-technologies-can-reduce-infectious-disease-transmission/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:14:29 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=85055 Yes, we’re still in the middle of a deadly global pandemic, but there’s now hope and a growing light at the end of what has been a long and dark... Read more »

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Building a Business Case for Data Center Modernization https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2020/09/17/building-a-business-case-for-data-center-modernization/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2020/09/17/building-a-business-case-for-data-center-modernization/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=80991 For many people who now work out of home offices, the thought of redesigning a spare room into an effective, usable workspace can be daunting. Do I need to upgrade... Read more »

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How to Protect MV Transformers from Damaging Switching Transients https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2020/04/24/how-to-protect-mv-transformers-from-damaging-switching-transients/ Fri, 24 Apr 2020 19:41:03 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=65934 Medium voltage (MV) switchgear and transformers play a critical role in the complex electrical distribution networks of large service provider or colocation data centers. They are the connection point to the utility... Read more »

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A Framework for How to Modernize Data Center Facility Infrastructure https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2019/11/05/a-framework-for-how-to-modernize-data-center-facility-infrastructure/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:36:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=61736 As physical infrastructure systems age beyond their warranties, software tools no longer reflect or comprehend reality, and operations & maintenance (O&M) programs grow outdated and/or become under-staffed, the risk of... Read more »

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A Better Approach for Cost Justifying Data Center Technology Investment Decisions https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2019/08/08/approach-cost-justifying-data-center-investment-decisions/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=59284 How to Sell Your Boss on Data Center Upgrade Projects Data center management teams support business corporate goals through the deployment and operation of technology innovation. In most cases, the... Read more »

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Data Center Facility Operations Services: Tips for a Bulletproof Request for Proposal (RFP) https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2018/10/17/data-center-facility-operations-services-success/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=52117 By now, I think we all know that no matter how well thought out a data center design is, human error can bring it all down. I’m sure many of... Read more »

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A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2018/08/02/faster-cost-effective-way-deploy-pods-racks-data-centers/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2018/08/02/faster-cost-effective-way-deploy-pods-racks-data-centers/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2018 15:42:46 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=50477 As a Senior Research Analyst for Schneider Electric’s Science Center, I have the privilege to observe and work with our system design and application engineers daily. I am always inspired... Read more »

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