1. Computer Rooms

    September 12, 2014 by admin
    Computer Rooms
    Computer Room

    Computer Room

    Don’t forget about your Computer Rooms!

    During the summer, it’s easy to understand the importance of chillers in a computer room. With all the hot summer heat, it is the most crucial time to take care of your equipment. And you’re always reminded of that heat whenever you walk outside! But autumn is not the time to become lax about the temperature of your data center. Even though it has begun to cool off outside, it is still pivotal to keep control of the temperature, and keep an eye on all the thermostats.

    Computers and rooms of equipment generate a lot of heat, and if left unchecked, it could damage equipment, or even cause a power outage. Critical Power Exchange offers a few options to help keep your data center cool. We have a wide selection of both new and used chillers to give our customers a variety of options, as well as different brands of air-cooled and water-cooled chillers.

    Fall is not the time to forget about the performance of your computer rooms. For hospitals, data centers, hotels, casinos and much more, these areas are the heart of your business. Even though the weather has cooled off outside, be sure to keep a careful eye on the temperature of your computers. Call us at 877-315-4176

  2. Recycle and Disposal

    September 11, 2014 by admin
    Recycle and Disposal
    Recycle and Disposal

    CPE Works to Stay Green



    Recycle and disposal: How we work to stay green

    There are always little things to be done that can keep the planet green. We know many of these already- recycling newspapers, using cloth grocer bags, re-purposing old items. However, many times, business owners stop there, missing the bigger picture.

    When replacing a piece of equipment, it is always best to see if your old equipment can be recycled first. Many times, companies like Critical Power will recycle the equipment, like transformers, AC units or generators, for you. It helps our customers, by getting rid of old or outdated equipment, and it saves our planet, using less natural resources to create new goods.
    With some equipment, CPE is able to refurbish and resell. We offer a solid line of refurbished equipment. Our team is able to rebuild or revamp many different electrical components, which helps lower the price for our customers.
    However, sometimes a piece of equipment is too old or too far gone. If that’s the case, our team is trained on proper waste disposal and recycling for all different types of equipment.
    Pieces of equipment like air conditioning units or chillers have a refrigerant in them that could be dangerous to the environment, and certainly lethal to wildlife if released into waterways. The liquid must therefore be disposed of cleanly and efficiently at a chemical waste recycling center. Some refrigerants can be salvaged or reused, but when recycling, refrigerants must be taken to specialized plants.
    Many parts in equipment can be scrapped for recycling or reuse. A lot of equipment contains copper or some sort of metal wiring, which can be broken down and recycled or reused.
    There are several different ways to recycle old equipment. Next time you’re upgrading, let CPE take care of the recycling and refurbishing. Call us today 877-315-4176

  3. Power Distribution Units

    September 5, 2014 by admin
    Power Distribution Units

    Power distribution units, or PDUs, are designed to distribute power from commercial feeds to down line loads. They vary from simple and inexpensive rack-mounted power strips to larger, floor-mounted PDUs. These more extensive PDUs have multiple functions, including power filtering to improve power quality, intelligent load balancing, and remote monitoring and control by LAN or SNMP.
    These larger power distribution units have two to four breaker panels in them, which will have circuit breakers for the electrical equipment that attaches to them. Some PDUs may have transformers in them to change the voltage for varying equipment or projects.
    At Critical Power, we have a variety of different power distribution units, no matter what the need. For larger data centers or hospitals, we have high quality PDUs, down to small units to function as a safe power strip.
    In data centers, larger PDUs are needed to power multiple server cabinets, which may require multiple high current circuits from different phases or levels of power, or even different types of uninterrupted power systems. Having a reliable PDU is vital to make sure the power is never disrupted or overloading the system, which can cause data loss or power outages.
    For further questions, or help deciding on the right sized PDU for your company, contact one of our representatives. 877-315-4176

    Power Distribution Unit

    Power Distribution Unit


  4. Why is Raised Computer Flooring Important?

    August 27, 2014 by admin
    Why is Raised Computer Flooring Important?


    Raised Computer Flooring

    Raised Computer Flooring


    Raised computer flooring:


    Many times, when a company is purchasing equipment for their data center or computer room, they concentrate on the big machinery. While this is understandable, businesses also need to look at the little details to make sure that every aspect is taken care of.  One such detail is the flooring. It is important to work from the ground up, ensuring the foundation the computer or data system is built on is sturdy.


    At Critical Power, we can take care of basic groundwork, making sure everything can be built on a solid base.

    A raised floor for a computer room is important for two reasons:

    First, the raised floor provides a separate storage space for unsightly equipment and wires. Typically, these floors are used in businesses like hospitals, casinos and data centers to keep customers and employees alike from tripping over cords and wires. This creates a specific space for plug-ins and wires, and makes in-ground power more accessible, since everything is in one place.

    The second reason for raised computer flooring is for cooling. As previously mentioned, data centers and computer rooms are enormously susceptible to over-heating, which can cause extreme damage or data loss if left untreated. Instead, raised flooring allows additional space for equipment to cool, or to install cooling equipment. Cooling can then be directed right at problem areas, such as directly under the servers or computers.


    Raised floors are typically made from laminate top, with either a hollow, concrete or wood core inside of a steel frame.

    If a raised computer floor fits your needs, or you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the CPE team today.  877-315-4176

    Raised Computer Flooring

    Workers Installing Raised Computer Flooring

  5. Critical Power Exchange- 21 years of Superior Service

    August 21, 2014 by admin
    Critical Power Exchange- 21 years of Superior Service
    Critical Power Exchange

    CPE– 21 years Superior Service

    For the past 21 years, Critical Power Exchange has been a trailblazer in providing equipment and services for our clients in the data center industry. Our team has a presence all over North America with preferred client, partners and vendors nationwide. We are excited to introduce our newest installation in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Since 1993, many large brands have relied on our services for their generator and equipment needs. These include, but are not limited to, Google, AT&T, Exxon, Verizon, Cisco, CitiBank, and hundreds more companies. Our goal is always to provide simple, fast service to our clients, so they know they can trust us each and every time.
    In our expansion to Salt Lake City, we will bring 21 years experience and quality custom service into the Salt Lake industry. We use local labor in all possible projects, which will create numerous stable jobs for members of the community, as well as help to stimulate local economy.
    CPE is your turnkey solution for disposal or purchase of reliable data center equipment, including backup generators, UPS systems, PDUs, computer room air conditioners, chillers, and much more. We supply both new and used equipment, giving our clients a variety of options for every job. Our team will pay 50 percent cash up front for used equipment. In this way, we make sure to give back to customers, and providing them with a secure way to resell their used equipment.
    CPE is also one of the leaders in recycling and redistribution of backup power and cooling systems. Our team creates a one-stop solution, because we remove, recycle, refurbish, resell and install all of our products. Our team is trained in recycling and proper disposal of toxic waster. We are committed to contributing to and improving an already-green Salt Lake City.
    Thank you for welcoming us to the area, and we look forward to serving our new community.

    For more information call us at 877-315-4176

  6. Exciting News: We are Expanding!

    August 19, 2014 by admin
    Exciting News: We are Expanding!

    Salt Lake City Announcement

    Salt Lake City Opening

    Exciting news: we’re expanding!
    Critical Power Exchange is excited to announce the grand opening of our Salt Lake City office on September 2. CPE will open a new branch of our company in Downtown Salt Lake City, selling new and used equipment to the greater Salt Lake Area.
    For the past 21 years, Critical Power has been a crucial part in providing new and used equipment and services to the data center industry. From backup generators to UPS systems, as well as computer room air conditioners and chillers, we are the easiest one-stop-shop, providing our clients with quality removal and installation service each time.
    CPE is excited for the new branch, and what it means for us, as well as the greater Salt Lake area. Because we strive to use local services and labor in all of our work, CPE will create new jobs and opportunities for the members of the SLC community. We want to support the local business in all our endeavors, so shipping, waste disposal, installation and removal for all of our equipment will be hired through local help. This way we can keep our costs low and stimulate the regional economy.
    We also strive to keep the area green, and leave the earth a better place than it was found. Through our used equipment buy-back program, we are able to easily recycle and resell gently used equipment, which cuts back on waste.

    For More information about our Salt Lake City Office Please call us at 877-315-4176

  7. Chillers In Store Now!

    August 1, 2014 by admin
    Chillers In Store Now!

    Chillers in store now

    Critical Power Exchange offers both new and used chillers at competitive prices. If you’re finally sick of the heat, or need to upgrade for next year’s summer season, CPE has everything you need to update your HVAC units. We carry all of the top manufacturers, including Trane, Carrier, York and Mcquay, and have both air cooled chillers and water cooled chillers.

    For businesses like hospitals or data centers, these high-end chillers are a must for keeping employees and equipment safe during the heat of summer. Our top of the line air handling products are specifically designed to provide, collect and distribute cool air.

    CPE even has gently used chillers to offer, in stock now. When a company or business grows too big for a specific type of chiller, or simply desires an upgrade, we buy back those gently used chillers at market value. Our professional team renovates and refurbishes those pieces to resell, so customers can have the same high quality product at a reduced price.

    All of our offers come with a turn-key solution, so we will handle the project from start to finish, including electrical, mechanical, evacuation, rigging and loading. So no matter what your project, contact a Critical Power representative today so we can help you get started.

    Chillers In Store Now

    Chillers In Store Now

  8. We Buy and Sell Used Chillers

    July 30, 2014 by admin
    We Buy and Sell Used Chillers

    We buy and sell used chillers

    This time of year is always the hottest in the Northwest. At Critical Power Exchange, we understand that, during this heat wave, you need a cool work environment. This is the safest for all employees and equipment, keeping everything in good working condition.
    So, if you’re looking to upgrade chillers, or need to sell a pre-owned chiller, CPE is the place. We offer a variety of new and used chiller brands, such as Trane, Carrier, York and Mcquay, as well as a variety of types, such as R-22, R-123, R-11, R-12, R-134A.

    All of our gently used chillers have been refurbished so they’re as good as new, saving our customers’ money and making the purchasing process simple.

    CPE will also buy and recycle any type of used chillers, from air-cooled chillers to water cooled chillers. Everyone benefits from recycling old chillers; we give our clients a fair return on the old equipment, paying cash for chillers that are outdated or in need of repair, offsetting the cost of a new chiller, helping our customers stay on top. We even buy refrigerant, and take care of the refrigerant evacuation for you.

    As with all of our equipment, we offer a turn key solution to your project. We can take care of the entire project, from start to finish, from electrical and mechanical aspects, to evacuation, rigging and loading. For air cooled chillers, we have the ability to remove them using a crane and truck. We’ll bring the new equipment and remove the old one, usually within 24 hours.

    CPE Buys and Sells Used Chillers

    CPE Buys and Sells Used Chillers

  9. Critical Power Exchange Pays for Used Equipment

    July 21, 2014 by admin
    Critical Power Exchange Pays for Used Equipment

    Old Equipment? Don’t trash – get cash!

    For over 21 years, Critical Power Exchange, LLC (CPE) has been the One Call Turn Key Solution for businesses in North America. CPE can handle all your jobs from beginning to end with ease. When your equipment has reached the end of its life, or if its just time for an upgrade, let us help you with your asset recovery by decommissioning and recycling your used equipment.

    CPE Pays for Used Equipment

    Call us first when you have used equipment such as generators, AC’s, transformers, etc. coming off-line, we will access it with you and in most cases be able to offer you cash. CPE’s network of service providers are available to service your de-install needs at any time. And, when you’re ready to replace it, we have the option of new or gently pre-owned equipment to meet your needs and requirements.

    Recycle Logo

    We Pay $$$ for used equipment

    We can refurbish pre-owned equipment to resell or we can recycle.

    So, go ahead, call us today and see how we can help you “Go Green”. 877-315-4176

  10. Solar Power– When will it Catch On?

    July 15, 2014 by admin
    Solar Power– When will it Catch On?

    Solar Power – When will it catch on?

    In today’s changing world, there are always hot topics such as: “What’s the deal with solar power?”

    Over the last few decades, a new awareness of our planet has been cultivated. More people are striving to keep the planet green to save our environment. After all, we only have one Earth.

    Even with this knowledge and mindset, only 7% of our energy comes from renewable resources . Renewable resources include wind, water, solar and fire. These resources can be replenished in a single human lifetime. However, most of our energy comes from fossil fuels, or nonrenewable resources.

    Our current culture is so energy driven that we are on pace to run out of fossil fuels within the next 200 years. As a consumer culture, we habitually use fossil fuels at a rapid rate. However, this habit could be slowed or even stopped. If we draw on the resources we have, such as solar, wind or hydro energy sources, we could extend the life of our fossil fuels and our planet.

    While it may seem like a simple solution of switching to renewable resources, there are obstacles to overcome. In many cases, fossil fuels are cheaper and easier to mine, and, we know how they work and they are convenient.

    Solar Power for example still has a few flaws. The sun is not always accessible, like at night and during cloudy weather. Solar technologies are still very expensive and require a lot of land area to collect the sun’s energy at rates that are beneficial to large groups of people. Currently the average solar panel absorbs and converts roughly 20% of the energy that it receives into useable power.

    However, this shouldn’t deter our use. Instead, we should use solar supply to power as much as possible in our day-to-day activities. We could put forth further research and time that is dedicated to furthering solar power.

    Despite the drawbacks, solar energy use has surged at about 20% a year over the past 15 years thanks to rapidly falling prices and gains in efficiency. National Geographic

    At Critical Power Exchange, we understand that our community needs to respect our environment. We are dedicated to our planet

    Keep the Planet Clean

    Keep the Planet Clean

    by selling refurbished and pre-owned equipment and recycling scrap metal. CPE is helping to shrink the carbon footprint on earth by finding new ways to “Go Green”. Won’t you join us?