Phoenix NAP Leverages McQuay Central Plants to Generate Required Cooling

September 14, 2009

PHOENIX, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix NAP, a next generation datacenter and network access point, announced today it is using McQuay central plants to provide highly reliable and efficient cooling to its facility.

A key component of Phoenix NAP’s forward-thinking operational approach, the plants are modular in design, feature several redundant critical controls, and are arranged in an N+1 configuration.

“One of the things we emphasize is ‘outside of the box thinking’, and we want our equipment to reflect that. The McQuay chillers we are utilizing are not necessarily what you would find in a typical datacenter. Each one includes very high levels of redundancy that provide significant operational advantages for a carrier-class facility like ours,” said Jordan Jacobs, director of operations for Phoenix NAP.

The plants combine redundant headers, cooling towers, electrical components and pumps, along with piping and chillers, in one weather-proof, pre-engineered package. To maintain and monitor the precise cooling performance necessary to keep client racks and datacenter equipment running optimally, the modular plants also feature redundant digital controls.

“The modular chiller plants at Phoenix NAP represent optimum redundancy, efficiency and reliability,” according to Terry Young, general manager of the Solutions Group at McQuay International, the suppliers of the cooling and pumping modules. “While the basic design had built-in redundancy features, the modules engineered and built specifically for Phoenix NAP were customized to surpass anything else available in this type of packaged chiller plant.”

The chillers at the heart of the plants are manufactured at an ISO-certified facility in Virginia, with final assembly done in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Phoenix NAP will have eight central plants, bringing a total of 64,000 man hours of labor to area workers over the duration of the project.

“We recognize we’re part of the local economic environment and strive to support it whenever possible. The assembly, start-up and commissioning of the modular central plants by Phoenix labor further reinforces our commitment to the area, and its skilled workforce,” said Jacobs.

The McQuay central plants are tested, inspected, ETL certified, and use HFC-134a refrigerant, which has no ozone depletion potential and no phase-out schedule under the Montreal Protocol.

About Phoenix NAP

Phoenix NAP, LLC (www.phoenixnap.com) is a privately held organization of operational, networking and management professionals that have worked in the datacenter and IT fields since the early 1990s. Based in Phoenix, AZ, the company employs a unique approach to providing flexible datacenter solutions that are tailored to meet the differing needs of small businesses and large enterprises. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.phoenixnap.com.

About McQuay International

McQuay International, a division of Daikin Industries, Ltd., delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with reliable products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support. McQuay products and services are provided through a worldwide network of dedicated sales and service offices. For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit www.mcquay.com.

    Scott Reiland
    Communications|Public Relations
    Phoenix NAP
    877.749.2656 option 5


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