NetRack has acquired the Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification for its NRSs series product line. NRSs (Seismic) Series are ultra-rigid racks for high-density applications in data centers, telecommunications and server rooms, specially designed for the seismic zones.
Data center (DC) industry is evolving, and more research and development is being put into bringing forth cutting edge DC technology. To keep up with the growing DC demands, NetRack ensures that it follows the globally recognized safety and compliance standards to stay on top. Certification from UL for NRSs Series is a result of one such effort. Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is over a century old third-party certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. They certify products with the aim to make the world a safer place for both employees and consumers. Besides testing, they set industry standards to follow when innovating new products. When a customer wants to choose between a product with UL certification and that which isn’t, it is the certification that helps them to make the right choice and manufacturers like NetRack with UL certification show their continued commitment towards safety and quality.
“Quality and safety standards have been a top priority for NetRack. We have always maintained compliance with globally recognized safety standards. For acquiring UL certification, NetRack has agreed to rigorous examination, testing and follow-up surveillance while maintaining compliance with nationally recognized safety standards. The certification guarantees the safety and reliability of the products, and also aids in ensuring brand loyalty and long-term business success,” said Ravi Raj U, Brand Head, Director- Sales & Support at NetRack.
As per National Building Code 2016 Edition (NBC 2016), considering the operability of essential facilities such as hospitals, airports, emergency response centers, data centers and buildings vital to national defence along with the building, non-structural components should also be seismically isolated. Since the racks are the major passive component for hosting IT equipment, it has to be seismic proof.
To reduce risk & injury and minimize equipment damage during an earthquake, proper seismic protection is essential. This is especially important in telecommunications, server rooms and data centers that cannot afford any downtime. Selecting the right infrastructure products for a DC is crucial to get the most protection for servers, switches and cables. During the seismic activity, seismic rated building will take the major seismic vibration and small frequencies would be passed onto nonstructural components like racks and these racks should be in a position to withstand those minor frequencies.
As crucial as complying with building codes, understanding what goes behind deeming a product seismic-ready is also important as different approaches are used to make such determination. The NRSs series racks are manufactured out of steel sheet, punched, formed, welded and powder coated with highest quality standards under stringent ISO 9001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 27001 | ISO 45001. Manufacturing and quality management systems have an added advantage of having the highest safety standards of being UL certified. NetRack’s NRSs Series is available in 36RU ~ 47RU variants with 1,000 & 1,200 depth configurations, 600 & 800 width configurations. NRSs has various brazing options to meet the seismic zone requirements.
NetRack offers a variety of products that deal with the modern concerns of organizations, including cooling arrangements, heat dissipation, cable management and also effective power consumption. The entire product portfolio can be customized based on customers’ requirements. The product range of NetRack is UL certified, environment-friendly and follows all the international guidelines for product manufacturing.