Vertiv Introduces New Scalable Busbar Power Distribution for Data Centers

Vertiv Powerbar iMPB NEW

With the release of Vertiv Powerbar iMPB, a modular data center busbar system created to enable seamless, on-demand power upgrades in dynamic data center environments, Vertiv, a global provider of key digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, continues to expand its power distribution portfolio.

The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB series, which is available in copper and aluminum conductor options, has capacities ranging from 160 amps to 1,000 amps and provides dependable overhead power distribution with the added benefit of increasing cooling airflow.

Phil O’Doherty, Managing Director, E&I at Vertiv
“The power infrastructure is a modular, easy-to-install system that is compact and flexible enough to meet constantly changing demands,” said Phil O’Doherty, Managing Director, E&I at Vertiv.

The system would be an ideal fit for usage in virtually any size or kind of data center. North America, Latin America, Asia, including Australia and New Zealand, India, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are all regions where the Vertiv Powerbar iMPB is sold.

By continuously supplying key loads with power, the new busway system from Vertiv would enable data centers to cost-effectively optimize and modify their power distribution infrastructure over time. To ensure uninterrupted power delivery, user-friendly tap-off boxes with breaker protection may be installed anywhere along the busway and disconnect active IT loads and surrounding branch breakers. The adaptable data center busbar has a straightforward sandwich-style joint pack design that makes installation safe and simple without the need for specific tools. With a range of capacity and connection options, the Vertiv Powerbar iMPB would enable modifications and upgrades with little outside assistance and no loss of power to vital loads.

Compatibility and Compliance

“As more and more devices are added and higher rack densities become commonplace, space is at a premium in today’s data centers,” said Phil O’Doherty, Managing Director, E&I at Vertiv. “The power infrastructure must keep pace, which means being scalable and quick to deploy. The Vertiv Powerbar iMPB delivers on all fronts with a modular, easy-to-install system that is compact and flexible enough to meet constantly changing demands.”

The lightweight aluminum busway track chassis of the Vertiv Powerbar iMPB features an IP2X/3X safety certification, integrated finger-safe capabilities, and a ground-first/break-last design to provide maximum safety when maintenance. It also complies with UL 857 and IEC 61439-2 standards. The data center busbar may be designed to satisfy the conductivity and safety requirements of any installation since it comes with both copper and recyclable aluminum conductor alternatives.

The Vertiv Liebert MBX busway product, which was offered in North America and EMEA, will be replaced by the Vertiv Powerbar iMPB, a “mature offering” from Vertiv’s E&I brand. The new product is compatible with the previous one. A full power distribution solution is offered by the Vertiv Powerbar iMPB solution, which is a complement to the Vertiv E&I switchgear line.