In the data centre environment, most facilities do not operate at anywhere near to capacity. Given that loads change and external environmental conditions vary, most data centres also have a cooling system that is not designed for active control. This means a static set point or simple inverter driven fans control environmental conditions in the space.
In new facilities, we deploy control systems and strategies which that – from the outset – the operator can optimise and run efficiently all year round and as the load grows. This reduces cost and improves performance with a much more predictable and consistent environmental condition in the data hall.
By implementing the same approach at existing facilities, we can:
Simply deploying tools is not sufficient. Our approach focuses on best practice and advice combined with monitoring and control systems. By delivering a joined up service, we can optimise all aspects of the cooling solution from the rack, to the airflow in the data centre, to the set point and fan power of the CRACs, to the water temperature of the chilled water system, to the configuration and operating controls of chillers and condensers.