First U.S.-based company to achieve certification of data center cooling systems
Columbus, Ohio – (January 18, 2017) – Vertiv™, formerly Emerson Network Power, announced their Liebert® cooling products have earned the trusted AHRI Certified® mark through the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) Datacom certification program, an assurance to customers of the products’ efficiency and capacity performance.
Vertiv is the first U.S.-based company to achieve this certification for data center cooling systems. AHRI is an independent organization that certifies the performance of products in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and water heating industry (HVACR). The AHRI certification programs comply with ISO Guide 65 and technical standards, based on sound engineering practices, to rate HVACR equipment efficiency and capacity.
Vertiv participation in AHRI’s globally-recognized certification program provides assurance to customers that Liebert cooling products included in the AHRI program will perform accurately and consistently as documented. Until now customers had to rely on the accuracy of published data without the benefit of highly respected third party validation.
“Vertiv is pleased our Liebert cooling products are now AHRI certified,” said John Peter (JP) Valiulis, vice president of North America thermal management marketing, Vertiv. “AHRI certification enables data center customers to accurately compare the capacity and efficiency of cooling systems that have been evaluated using rigorous performance testing standards. It also validates the Liebert Rating System, a tool developed by Vertiv engineers to validate cooling system performance metrics that we submit to AHRI for verification.”
“We are happy to have Vertiv as part of the AHRI certification program for Datacom cooling equipment,” said Bill Tritsis, vice president, certification for AHRI. “Companies that choose to have their products certified demonstrate an admirable commitment to their customers. And by specifying equipment from manufacturers that participate in AHRI’s performance certification programs, customers can be assured that installed equipment will perform as claimed.”
Details by model of the AHRI Certified products, as well as performance certificates, can be found at the AHRI website.
Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were $4.4 billion. For more information, visit VertivCo.com.
About AHRI Certification
AHRI Certified® is the trusted mark of performance assurance for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment. Products earning the mark undergo rigorous, independent annual evaluation to ensure that they perform according to the manufacturer’s published claims. Certifying HVACR equipment and component performance allows consumers to compare products based on independently verified performance ratings. To find AHRI Certified products, go to www.ahridirectory.org.