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Arc Flash Mitigation, Part 1

As more and more industries and data center operations address arc flash electrical safety concerns, the high risk associated with what used to be normal maintenance and operations task is becoming apparent to owners of these facilities. Often the existing arc flash incident energy levels make it necessary for work on equipment to be done de-energized in order to be in compliance with OSHA...

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Are You Data Center Proficient?

As a pilot, I recently passed the 35th anniversary of my first solo flight. With my dad as an instructor, I was flying at a very young age, even before I started my career in mission critical facility infrastructure. That anniversary put me to thinking about the similarities between being a pilot and running a data center. TechSite uses a 1978 Cessna 310 to travel to our more distant...

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Jim Schrader in 'People to Know in Technology'

Once a month, Columbus Business First puts the spotlight on 20 individuals from Central Ohio who are front and center in their industries. From health care to finance to technology and many industry sectors in between, the focus will be on Central Ohioans deeply engaged in their work and leading their companies and communities – people with whom you should get acquainted. The mid-January...

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Data Center Fundamentals

TechSite is often involved in high profile Data Center enhancement projects. These projects may include creating a dual bus in a data center that only has a single power path, changing out switchgear, push-pulling UPS systems, or other major upgrades. These projects are often done with the mission critical equipment on-line. We often feel these projects are similar to changing the engines on a...

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New Test Laboratory Design Completed

TechSite has had an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world's leading data center equipment manufacturers. In late 2013 they hired TechSite to assist  in developing an expansion for one of their Thermal Test Laboratories. This new facility expansion will have a data center configuration. It will allow them to fully simulate a variety of data center heat profiles to evaluate...

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TechSite Ranked in Top Ten Again

Columbus Business First held their "Best Places to Work in Central Ohio" awards program on Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency by the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  TechSite was nominated again for 2013's class and finished in the Top Ten for our size division.  The Best Places to Work program is open to any company or organization with a Central Ohio office with at least 10 full-time...

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Non-Profit Office Building Electrical Renovation

TechSite has been awarded a project to redesign the main electrical distribution in a 50 year old campus office building.  The building's owner, a non-profit information service organization, has used TechSite as its primary data center engineer since 2011.  Utilizing our data center design experience, TechSite engineers have come up with an innovative method of refeeding the existing...

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Turnkey Award for UPS Upgrade

TechSite has been awarded a contract to design and install an upgrade to the UPS system for the corporate data center of a Columbus-based Critical Health Care provider.  The existing single bus system will be modified to a dual bus UPS system.  TechSite won this project due to our proven ability to plan and implement additions such as this without requiring a data center outage. One...

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High Rise Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade

TechSite is working with Mid-City Electric to upgrade the electrical infrastructure for a high rise office building on the campus of an information services organization in Columbus. The building was constructed more than 30 years ago and has a distribution system that has seen minimal upgrades over the years. With a penthouse-mounted double ended substation and an associated campus loop power...

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TechSite adds a Second ATD

During the 2013 Uptime Institute /451Group Symposium in May, a second TechSite engineer received training and passed the testing to be an Accredited Tier Designer (ATD).  The Accredited Tier Designer program was initiated by the Uptime Institute in 2009 to offer a higher level of training  to engineers involved in the design of Mission Critical, high availability facilities. The class...

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