by Brianna Crandall — February 3, 2017 — Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, just announced that the company’s Liebert cooling products have earned the trusted AHRI Certified mark through the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) Datacom Cooling certification program, an assurance to customers of the products’ efficiency and capacity performance.
Vertiv is reportedly 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 third-party validation, notes the company.
John Peter (JP) Valiulis, vice president of North America thermal management marketing, Vertiv, commented:
Vertiv is pleased our Liebert cooling products are now AHRI certified. 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 certification.
Bill Tritsis, vice president, certification for AHRI, added:
We are happy to have Vertiv as part of the AHRI certification program for Datacom cooling equipment. 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 cooling products, as well as performance certificates, can be found on AHRI’s Directory of Certified Product Performance Web page. More information about the Liebert cooling products certification is available on the Vertiv Web site.