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Temporary power and temperature control solutions for data centres

12 Jun 2017 | by Aggreko | Category: data centres
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With continued global reliance on information technology, the importance of maintaining data centres at optimum performance has never been greater. Our specialist engineering teams work with you from design and commissioning of equipment through to project installation, operation, upgrades, supplementary power or cooling and contingency planning.

Key benefits:

  • Aggreko provides bespoke resilience management systems for temporary power and cooling so data centre managers can manage their portfolio of buildings.
  • As Aggreko operates 24/7, emergency support is always available. It is also possible to ‘ring fence’ equipment at a local service centre to ensure ‘peace of mind’ for mission critical projects.
  • For any project, Aggreko provides technical support and assistance along with complete project and fuel management if required, to ensure that data centre managers can maintain their critical power and temperature control requirements.

Commissioning and start up phases

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Gas or diesel temporary power generation may be required

  • To take the place of mains when the site cannot be connected to the grid due to delays or availability, typically during commissioning or modular expansion phases
  • Generators can supplement the mains if the grid cannot supply enough power to the site, e.g. in summer months if more cooling is required
  • The site power demand may exceed the capacity of the existing embedded generators, or reduce the available redundancy of N+ systems
  • G59 compliant generators to allow the site to benefit from “peaklopping” opportunities, or if a requirement to synchronise with the mains arises
  • Stand-by sets whilst maintenance is carried out on site embedded generators

AC/DC reactive / resistive loadbanks

  •  To commission the generators and UPS units during the commissioning phase (IST)
  • Test the generators in line with the recommended Pre Planned Maintenance (PPM) schedule
  • Periodic testing of the UPS autonomy time to ensure that it can take the site load as required
  • Discharging the batteries to prove the UPS can recharge the units within an acceptable timeframe

 LV/HV transformers

To cater for sites with HV UPS & generators

Temporary power and temperature control solutions for data centres

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Temporary chiller systems

  • Can supplement the existing site chiller system during warmer periods or if the IT heat load exceeds the buildings cooling capacity
  • Stand-by sets whilst maintenance is carried out on the existing chiller system, or during R22 Refurbishment works
  • To support the building during modular expansion of data halls, or new builds
  • Emergency AC solutions

Supplementary power requirements

  • Supplementary power required to support  extra cooling load
  • Extra power required as the IT load increases – the local DNO may not have enough excess power to supply the site
  • Extra generators to support the existing stand-by sets that may now be under capacity
  • Any pre-planned maintenance work carried out on the stand-by generators may need a backup set whilst works are carried out

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Heat loadbanks

  • Simulate actual heat load created by the servers to test the data hall air conditioning system at commissioning phase
  • Single or multiple units can be used to simulate heat load if the data hall is expanding or refurbishing the existing servers
  • The UPS and /or embedded site generation can be tested to ensure they can hold the AC load

Upgrade projects and supplementary power or cooling

Older data centres that are upgrading their servers to newer High Density units, can have their existing power and cooling infrastructure capacity out-stripped by the increased heat and power demand of the new units.

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