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Ed Ansett

i3 Solutions Group

Ed Ansett has 32 years of experience working as an electrical engineer in the construction industry. During the last 19 years his career has focused exclusively on data centre consulting engineering.

His specialist expertise is in data centre power systems design, testing and failure analysis. Ansett has designed, or has had technical oversight of numerous data centre projects in Europe and Singapore.

In 1994 he moved to Singapore where in 1997, where he founded the first specialist critical systems group in the Asia Pacific region specialising in data centre M&E design and testing.

Ansett returned to the UK in 2003 where he started EYP Mission Critical Facilities Ltd. The UK company and its US parent company were acquired by HP in 2008.

Ansett remained at HP as director of the EMEA Critical Facilities Services Group for three years. In 2011 he transferred to Singapore as director of their APAC Critical Facilities Group. During his time with HP he had regional business P&L and technical responsibility.

In 2012 he co-founded i3 Solutions Group (i3) in Singapore and New York City. The company currently has its main offices in Singapore, United States and the United Kingdom.

His technical role within the company encompasses oversight and quality control of data centre electrical engineering design, testing, due diligence and failure analysis.

In November 2014 SGX management appointed i3. Ansett led the Root Cause Failure Analysis of a power failure at their primary data centre resulting in market closure in Singapore. There are similarities between the SGX failure and this case involving the use of DRUPS and STS.Ext BCOI

In 2014 he was awarded the Datacenter Dynamics ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Data Centre Industry’ for his work in APAC data centre sector.


Ansett pioneered a number of innovations that are regularly used by the data centre industry including:

  • Block Redundant data centre power system design topology (2000)
  • Externally stacking power generators to conserve space for data centres; this has become standard practice in Singapore (2000)
  • iPVT, a subset of building services IST specific to data centres (2002)
  • Use of dual (A & B) power systems in Asia Pacific (1998)
  • STS in data centres in Asia Pacific (1998)
  • Colour coded A and B power systems (1999)
  • Design of data centres incorporating solid state four pole STS (2001)


  • The Effects of Nonlinear Loads International Power Engineering Conference (1997)
  • Modular Scalable Data Centre BCS, Chartered Institute for IT (2006)
  • Mission Critical Facility Risk CIBSE Conference 2006 (co-author Tozer)
  • IT Energy Efficiency Metrics DatacenterDynamics 2012 (co-author Dow)


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