10/23: Thermal issues in Hyper Scale Data Centers

Please join us October 23, 2019 for Thermal issues in Hyper Scale Data Centers

Speakers: Fred Rebarber of Vertiv

Location:  Google, Mountain View.

SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 9404

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/  RSVP:Registration

Cost:  Registration through 10/21/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Advance description:

Cooling of Hyper Scale Data Centers presents some unique challenges and it comes with several key choices such as: efficiency goals, redundancy requirements, power usage, water usage, airflow management and preparation for deployment of liquid cooling. The choice of a cooling solution will impact the building design, electrical system and the data center floor layout.

In this session, we will explore these choices and their trade-offs as a data center architect works towards a selection of a cooling system.  We will also include some related electrical issues such as load shedding, peak power, electrical room cooling and the collaboration between electrical and mechanical engineering in cooling solutions.     

Topics include:

  • Trends in Hyper-Scale Data Center cooling systems
  • Large thermal system types and their pros and cons
  • Free-cooling economization options
  • Impact of the thermal system design on the electrical architecture and the data center floor layout
  • Considerations for the future and liquid cooling
  • Electrical room cooling

Fred Rebarber, Technical Business Development Manager, North America, Thermal Management, VERTIV

In his role as Technical Business Development Manager, Fred serves as the corporate technical interface for large end-users and consulting engineers who specialize in mission critical designs. A key function of this role is to provide input on product development based on customer needs and market demands. In his previous role in the OEM group, Fred worked with OEMs and end-users to gain adoption of existing Liebert Products as well as create specifications for new products. Before his OEM role, Fred was Director of Sales and Marketing for Cooligy. Cooligy designed and manufactured chip level liquid cooling solutions for OEMs. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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0918 Bloom Energy: Resilient MicroGrid Architectures for Mission Critical Facilities

Speakers: Rajesh Gopinath, P.E., Slavko Vasilic, and Niru Kumar of Bloom Energy

Location:  Google, Mountain View.  SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 6:50 pm

Event Details   or http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/  RSVP:Registration

Cost:  Registration through 9/16/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Advance description:

Severe weather events such as hurricanes, torrential rains, snowstorms and wildfires are becoming the norm around the world.  The most significant of those risks for a business that relies on electricity to keep its operations running is one that pertains to the availability and quality of power from the utility electricity grid.  At the same time, electricity is a large and growing component of operation costs for many businesses, especially for data centers, hospitals, military establishments, manufacturing plants, office buildings and other facilities. Many of these facilities are choosing to build MicroGrids incorporating on-site power generation technologies and sophisticated load management to achieve resiliency of their power supply as well as advancing corporate goals around sustainability and operational cost reduction.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced MicroGrid architectures and trade-offs in design choices using distributed generation
  • Recent examples of MicroGrid deployments in the data center, healthcare, retail, manufacturing industry
  • Nano Technology used in the solid oxide fuel cell and its reliability

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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0828: IEEE Milestone Award Ceremony on the Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Cosponsored by nVent, IEEE Foundation, and OEB IAS

Please join us August 28, 2019 for the 200th IEEE Milestone award for:

The Electric Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Milestone

IEEE Historical Comments:            Mr. Dick Ahrons, SCV Milestone Chair

nVent leadership role:                      Mr. Brad Faulconer, President nVent Thermal

Milestone Presentation:                    Mr. Jim Jeffries, 2018 IEEE President

Comments from inventors:              Mr. Chet Sandberg, and more!

Comments from founder:               

Location:  nVent, 899 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 to 2:00.  The building entrance and parking lot entrance are on Charter Street.  You may park in the gated employee parking lot where there are 35 spots. Light snacks.

Advance Registration requiredFirst come, first served! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-milestone-award-invention-of-the-conductive-polymer-self-regulating-heater-tickets-66136729739

More information here

Cost:  Free for IEEE members & guest

200th IEEE Milestone Award

First milestone for IAS & PCIC! Learn about benefits in energy efficiency and water conservation! Learn about application of nano technology to Polymers! Meet some key inventors from the early days!

Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self-Regulation Heater – 1972

IEEE milestones are sponsored by IEEE History Center and the local section to recognize major inventions or breakthroughs across the globe and across the profession.  The Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater was a key invention used to regulate temperature of remote installations with compelling significance to the petroleum industry.  Here is a description of how the Self Regulation Heater works:

How Self Regulating Heating Cable Works This video, courtesy of Raychem, provides a short but informative understanding of how self regulating heat tracing cable (sometimes referred to as “heat tape”) works. Self regulating heating cable is used in industrial processes for pipe and tank temperature maintenance and freeze protection. For more information, contact: Instrument … www.youtube.com

See you there! Steve Jordan

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0710: Surge Suppression Presentation on Updated Reliability and Protection

Please join us July 10, 2019 for: Surge Suppression Presentation on Updated Reliability and Protection

Speaker: Kenneth Pitt, P.E., Siemens TPS3 and FirstSurge Account Manager

Location:  Google, Mountain View. 

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

Event Details   or http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/  RSVP:  Registration

Cost:  Registration through 7/8/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Description

This presentation is a technical overview providing the attendees with an understanding on why surge protection is a mandatory component of today’s electrical systems power the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. New code changes are now mandating SPDs be included as a standard electrical system component to ensure reliability of electrical distribution equipment and operation.  CEC credits are available for this presentation.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding surges and their mitigation
    • What is a ‘Surge’?
    • How a SPD operates?
  • Standards review and NEC update
    • UL 1449 4th Edition
    • NEC 285
    • NEC 2011, article 708
    • NEC 2014, 700.8
    • NEC 2017, 620.51(E), 645.18, 670.6, and 695.15
    • NFPA 72, 12.2.4.2
    • Florida Building Code – AHCA Requirements (Could impact your area)
  • Surge Protecting Electrical Systems
    • Where to place SPDs
    • Sizing SPDs
    • “True 10” vs. 7 modes of protection

Presenter:

Kenneth Pitt, is a Professional Engineer with over 21 years of experience in providing solutions for power quality related problems, specifically pertaining to electrical surges. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from the University of South Florida and is currently the Siemens SPD account manager.  He frequently lectures and teaches courses in identifying, solving, and mitigating surge related power problems.  He is an active IEEE IAS member from Tampa, Florida. 

See you there!

James Alvers

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0602: SILICON VALLEY SMART ENERGY WORKSHOP

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Please join us for: SILICON VALLEY SMART ENERGY WORKSHOP

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES Secretary

Location: 250 W Tasman Dr, STE 100, San Jose, CA, 95134

When: 06/ 02/ 2019 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

RSVP:  Registration

Backup links: greenenergy.eventbrite.com or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-pes-silicon-valley-smart-energy-workshop-tickets-62023385616

Cost:  No cost for IEEE members

Agenda

12:00 PM-1:30PM Lunch (FREE for registered IEEE members!)

1:30PM -1:40PM Welcome remark by Xiaofeng Zhang, Chair, IEEE PES

China Smart Village Committee

1:40 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote speech by Jessica Bian

TITLE: Regulatory Aspects of Implementing Advanced Technology

2:30PM-2:40PM Tea Break

2:40PM-3:30PM Talk by Di Shi

TITLE: loT and Edge Computing for Power Systems

3:30PM-4:00PM Networking

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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