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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bus System from PDI
The PowerWave 2™ is designed to be flexible, robust, and efficient.

PDI has released the PowerWave 2™ Bus System specifically designed for the mission critical power market. The system is a rugged yet flexible, easy to install, highly efficient, modular busway for the safe and reliable distribution of power. The PowerWave 2™ Bus System incorporates several patent pending design features including integrated communications capability, new and improved Coupler featuring CouplerTek™ Technology and robust Busrails featuring Toughrail Technology®.

With over 35 years serving data and processing centers as well as banking and industrial markets, PDI has gained an unmatched level of expertise in developing reliable products for critical power facilities. From preliminary concept to final installation, PDI critical application solutions simplify system installation, improve flexibility and increase operational efficiencies.

Flexibility

Server loads can be plugged in almost anywhere along the busway. Through Tap-Off Boxes, the exact circuit breaker capacity and cable or receptacle type can be specified at any location along the Busrail, simply by plugging the correct Tap- Off Box into the Busrail. Tap-Off Boxes are highly configurable to meet load demands and specific requirements including PDI’s patented Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS). PowerWave 2™ Bus System leads the industry with a keep-out area ranging from zero to a maximum 3.75 inches (9.53cm) for 250A and 400A and 4 inches (10.16cm) to 9 inches (22.86cm) for 800A at each joint along the Busrail.

Configurability

The continuous rail design allows circuits to be added and changed as needed without extensive electrical work. CouplerTek™ Technology enables PowerWave 2 Busrails to be assembled and then dis-assembled to support easy reconfiguration options.

Traceability

Overhead power distribution effectively maximizes the use of space and increases traceability of circuits.

Disruption-Free Upgrades and Additions

The PowerWave 2™ Bus System allows for equipment upgrades and additions on live systems.

Energy Efficiency

The open channel bus design eliminates energy-wasting hot spots commonly found in electrical cable congestion points. It reduces resistance and minimizes voltage drops as well as power losses, which in turn decrease heat generation.

Electrical Robustness

In order to run and manage ultra efficient data centers you need busway engineered with mission critical facilities in mind. That’s why PowerWave 2™ Bus System is the first overhead busway tested and qualified for 60°C ambient environments (250A & 400A, excludes monitoring, breakers require derating).

Structural Robustness

Designed with PDI’s unique Coupler with CouplerTek™ Technology as well as the robust Busrails featuring Toughrail Technology®, the PowerWave 2™ Bus System consistently passes load capacity tests of up to 200 percent of its maximum rating.

Environmental Friendliness

The PowerWave 2™ Bus System is made of 99 percent recyclable components.

Safety

The components of the PowerWave 2™ Bus System are flame-retardant and comply with all industry standards to eliminate toxicity in case of a fire.

Integrated Communications Capabilities

Optional Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) integration enables advanced power monitoring without additional foot­print. Multiple local display options include PDI’s BCMS Hub and PowerWave 7-inch Local Display. BCMS can also integrate into Building Management Systems (BMS) or Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) systems through MODBUS®

PDI (Power Distribution Incorporated)
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PDI is a leading supplier of power distribution and monitoring solutions for data centers, wireless communications and other critical or high-value electrical systems.
 
As a family of brands, PDI and ONYX unite under one umbrella to Transform and Distribute, Monitor and power in global networks and systems. Our companies provide expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of power transformers and distribution systems, static switching, power monitoring, as well as power quality engineering services.