Alan Matzka, P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer Bradford Consulting Engineers

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Alan Matzka, P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer Bradford Consulting Engineers"

Transcription

1 Information Technology and Data Centers HVAC Showcase November 26, 2013 Alan Matzka, P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer Bradford Consulting Engineers Welcome. Today s webinar is being recorded and will be posted at:

2 Datacenter Power Why Care? 1. Power consumption per square foot over 50 times that of a typical office operation. 3. Requires constant cooling. 4. Data needs are always growing. 2

3 Typical Power Breakdown 3

4 Key Factors to HVAC Power Draw 1. What space temperatures are employed. 2. How airflow is circulated through the datacenter. 3. How and when mechanical cooling is used. 4. Type of mechanical cooling employed. 5. Actual load vs. design load. 4

5 Environmental Ranges 5

6 Technologies To Discuss 1. Airflow Management Air-Side Economizer Ongoing Commissioning of Economizers Direct Server Cabinet Cooling

7 Airflow Management - 62 Servers and IT Equipment 1. Predominantly air-cooled devices. 2. Designed to operate under specific operating temperature differentials and ranges. 3. Usually will adjust their own airflow as needed to maintain internal component temperature. 4. Have fans that won t tolerate much back-pressure. 7

8 Airflow Management - 62 Balanced Condition 8

9 Airflow Management - 62 Bypass Condition Too Much Air Handling 9

10 Airflow Management - 62 Recirculation Condition Too Little Air Handling 10

11 Airflow Management - 62 Examples of Airflow Management: 1. Arranging racks into Hot and Cold aisles. Adjusting supplies and returns to match 2. Enclosing aisles to form hot or cold containment. 3. Grouping differing densities into segregated areas. 4. Improving equipment control to better satisfy real vs. design loads.. 11

12 Airflow Management ,000 FT 2 DATACENTER 12

13 Airflow Management - 62 CFD BEFORE AIR MANAGEMENT 13

14 Airflow Management - 62 CFD AFTER AIR MANAGEMENT 14

15 Airflow Management Energy Savings Potential: 15-30% 2. Non-Energy Benefits: Fewer hot-spots, lower equipment maintenance. 3. Technology Readiness: Ready to deploy. 4. Ease of Adoption Varies, may require invasive reorganization. 5. Value: High, paybacks can be less than 1 year. 15

16 Air-side Economizers Key features 1. A set of dampers that allows a fan system to use outside air to cool the datacenter when appropriate. 2. Dramatically reduces power consumption. 3. Well understood technology but relatively new to datacenters. 16

17 Air-side Economizers Economizing CRAC Examples 17

18 Air-side Economizers Key Constraints to Implement: 1. Need a path to OSA for both intake and pressure relief. 2. CRAC implementations can involve much ductwork if no exterior wall or roof is nearby. 3. Additional controls are typically needed and may require extensive retrofit. 4. Dampers and actuators require regular maintenance to maintain proper function. 18

19 Air-side Economizers Energy Savings Potential: 25%-35% 2. Non-Energy Benefits: Less compressor wear. 3. Technology Readiness: Ready to deploy. 4. Ease of Adoption Varies, may require invasive retrofit. 5. Value: Varies, retrofits can be prohibitively expensive. 19

20 Ongoing Commissioning of Economizers 486 Why commission economizers? 1. Damper actuators can become stuck. 2. Temperature sensors and interlocks can lose calibration. 3. Both of the above can lead to economizers being open to outside air that is warmer than the datacenter. Creating a risk of failure or excessive mechanical cooling to correct the excess. 20

21 Ongoing Commissioning of Economizers 486 Key Constraints to Implement: 1. Maintenance teams may require training to properly re-commission economizers. 2. Additional alarms and data points may be required in the controls to support proper monitoring of economizer behavior. 21

22 Ongoing Commissioning of Economizers Energy Savings Potential: 1-10% 2. Non-Energy Benefits: Less compressor wear. 3. Technology Readiness: Ready to deploy. 4. Ease of Adoption Varies, depends on maintenance team training. 5. Value: High, all economizers will benefit from routine commissioning. 22

23 Direct Server Cabinet Cooling - 68 Key features 1. Methods to isolate individual racks (or pods of racks) into individually controlled environments. 2. Allows very high densities and density extremes without interference. 3. Can provide more functional expansion in datacenters with limited cooling capacity or in spaces that are isolated from central AC ducting. 23

24 Direct Server Cabinet Cooling - 68 Examples: In-row Coolers Chilled Doors 24

25 Direct Server Cabinet Cooling - 68 Key Limitations: 1. Increases the amount of equipment leading to more maintenance. 2. Air-side economization can be difficult if not impossible. 3. Additional controls are typically needed and may require extensive retrofit. 4. Solution must be cognizant of actual loads. Low density cabinets typically see little to no benefit. 25

26 Direct Server Cabinet Cooling Energy Savings Potential: 20% 2. Non-Energy Benefits: Can allow datacenter expansion in difficult areas. 3. Technology Readiness: Ready to deploy but some solutions have limited installations. 4. Ease of Adoption Varies 5. Value: Varies wildly. Depends heavily on density and site conditions. 26

27 Summary and Recommendations 1. Know your present usage and future needs. 2. Understand your real loads. 3. What s not good for one datacenter may be fantastic for another. 4. Try to keep things simple. Small changes can net big gains. 27

28 Questions? Alan Matzka, P.E. DCEP, LEED AP Senior Mechanical Engineer Bradford Consulting Engineers

29 Next Webinars Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at noon PST Topic TBD Register at More information about emerging technologies: E3T database: E3T Program: Conduit: THE E3T TEAM WISHES YOU A WARM HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! 29

Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers

Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

More information

Free Cooling in Data Centers. John Speck, RCDD, DCDC JFC Solutions

Free Cooling in Data Centers. John Speck, RCDD, DCDC JFC Solutions Free Cooling in Data Centers John Speck, RCDD, DCDC JFC Solutions Why this topic Many data center projects or retrofits do not have a comprehensive analyses of systems power consumption completed in the

More information

CURBING THE COST OF DATA CENTER COOLING. Charles B. Kensky, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEA Executive Vice President Bala Consulting Engineers

CURBING THE COST OF DATA CENTER COOLING. Charles B. Kensky, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEA Executive Vice President Bala Consulting Engineers CURBING THE COST OF DATA CENTER COOLING Charles B. Kensky, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEA Executive Vice President Bala Consulting Engineers OVERVIEW Compare Cooling Strategies in Free- Standing and In-Building

More information

Managing Data Centre Heat Issues

Managing Data Centre Heat Issues Managing Data Centre Heat Issues Victor Banuelos Field Applications Engineer Chatsworth Products, Inc. 2010 Managing Data Centre Heat Issues Thermal trends in the data centre Hot Aisle / Cold Aisle design

More information

Data center upgrade proposal. (phase one)

Data center upgrade proposal. (phase one) Data center upgrade proposal (phase one) Executive Summary Great Lakes began a recent dialogue with a customer regarding current operations and the potential for performance improvement within the The

More information

Sealing Gaps Under IT Racks: CFD Analysis Reveals Significant Savings Potential

Sealing Gaps Under IT Racks: CFD Analysis Reveals Significant Savings Potential TECHNICAL REPORT Sealing Gaps Under IT Racks: CFD Analysis Reveals Significant Savings Potential By Lars Strong, P.E., Upsite Technologies, Inc. Bruce Long, Upsite Technologies, Inc. +1.888.982.7800 upsite.com

More information

Dealing with Thermal Issues in Data Center Universal Aisle Containment

Dealing with Thermal Issues in Data Center Universal Aisle Containment Dealing with Thermal Issues in Data Center Universal Aisle Containment Daniele Tordin BICSI RCDD Technical System Engineer - Panduit Europe Daniele.Tordin@Panduit.com AGENDA Business Drivers Challenges

More information

- White Paper - Data Centre Cooling. Best Practice

- White Paper - Data Centre Cooling. Best Practice - White Paper - Data Centre Cooling Best Practice Release 2, April 2008 Contents INTRODUCTION... 3 1. AIR FLOW LEAKAGE... 3 2. PERFORATED TILES: NUMBER AND OPENING FACTOR... 4 3. PERFORATED TILES: WITH

More information

DATA CENTER COOLING INNOVATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR YOUR DATA CENTER

DATA CENTER COOLING INNOVATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR YOUR DATA CENTER DATA CENTER COOLING INNOVATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR YOUR DATA CENTER DATA CENTERS 2009 IT Emissions = Aviation Industry Emissions Nations Largest Commercial Consumers of Electric Power Greenpeace estimates

More information

Airflow Simulation Solves Data Centre Cooling Problem

Airflow Simulation Solves Data Centre Cooling Problem Airflow Simulation Solves Data Centre Cooling Problem The owner s initial design for a data centre in China utilized 40 equipment racks filled with blade servers spread out in three rows along the length

More information

National Grid Your Partner in Energy Solutions

National Grid Your Partner in Energy Solutions National Grid Your Partner in Energy Solutions National Grid Webinar: Enhancing Reliability, Capacity and Capital Expenditure through Data Center Efficiency April 8, 2014 Presented by: Fran Boucher National

More information

Combining Cold Aisle Containment with Intelligent Control to Optimize Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Combining Cold Aisle Containment with Intelligent Control to Optimize Data Center Cooling Efficiency A White Paper from the Experts in Business-Critical Continuity TM Combining Cold Aisle Containment with Intelligent Control to Optimize Data Center Cooling Efficiency Executive Summary Energy efficiency

More information

Data Center Power Consumption

Data Center Power Consumption Data Center Power Consumption A new look at a growing problem Fact - Data center power density up 10x in the last 10 years 2.1 kw/rack (1992); 14 kw/rack (2007) Racks are not fully populated due to power/cooling

More information

Benefits of. Air Flow Management. Data Center

Benefits of. Air Flow Management. Data Center Benefits of Passive Air Flow Management in the Data Center Learning Objectives At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Readily identify if opportunities i where networking equipment

More information

Recommendation For Incorporating Data Center Specific Sustainability Best Practices into EO13514 Implementation

Recommendation For Incorporating Data Center Specific Sustainability Best Practices into EO13514 Implementation Recommendation For Incorporating Data Center Specific Sustainability Best Practices into EO13514 Implementation Version 1.0 - November, 2011 Incorporating Data Center-Specific Sustainability Measures into

More information

IMPROVING DATA CENTER EFFICIENCY AND CAPACITY WITH AISLE CONTAINMENT

IMPROVING DATA CENTER EFFICIENCY AND CAPACITY WITH AISLE CONTAINMENT DATA CENTER RESOURCES WHITE PAPER IMPROVING DATA CENTER EFFICIENCY AND CAPACITY WITH AISLE CONTAINMENT BY: STEVE HAMBRUCH EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Data centers have experienced explosive growth in the last decade.

More information

Data Center Equipment Power Trends

Data Center Equipment Power Trends Green field data center design 11 Jan 2010 by Shlomo Novotny Shlomo Novotny, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Vette Corp. explores water cooling for maximum efficiency - Part 1 Overview Data

More information

POWER USAGE EFFECTIVENESS. Developing Best Practices Manual for Indian Data Centers. Presentation by HVAC Core Group

POWER USAGE EFFECTIVENESS. Developing Best Practices Manual for Indian Data Centers. Presentation by HVAC Core Group POWER USAGE EFFECTIVENESS Developing Best Practices Manual for Indian Data Centers PUE - Power usage effectiveness is Total incoming power( IT equipment + electrical And mechanical support system ) / Presentation

More information

Data Center Energy Profiler Questions Checklist

Data Center Energy Profiler Questions Checklist Data Center Energy Profiler Questions Checklist Step 1 Case Name Date Center Company State/Region County Floor Area Data Center Space Floor Area Non Data Center Space Floor Area Data Center Support Space

More information

Re Engineering to a "Green" Data Center, with Measurable ROI

Re Engineering to a Green Data Center, with Measurable ROI Re Engineering to a "Green" Data Center, with Measurable ROI Alan Mamane CEO and Founder Agenda Data Center Energy Trends Benchmarking Efficiency Systematic Approach to Improve Energy Efficiency Best Practices

More information

Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide Data Centre and IT Facilities

Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide Data Centre and IT Facilities 2 Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide Data Centre and IT Facilities Best Practice Guide Pumping Systems Contents Medium-sized data centres energy efficiency 3 1 Introduction 4 2 The business benefits

More information

Great Lakes Data Room Case Study

Great Lakes Data Room Case Study Great Lakes Data Room Case Study WeRackYourWorld.com Problem: During a warm summer period in 2008, Great Lakes experienced a network outage due to a switch failure in the network enclosure. After an equipment

More information

Top 5 Trends in Data Center Energy Efficiency

Top 5 Trends in Data Center Energy Efficiency Top 5 Trends in Data Center Energy Efficiency By Todd Boucher, Principal Leading Edge Design Group 603.632.4507 @ledesigngroup Copyright 2012 Leading Edge Design Group www.ledesigngroup.com 1 In 2007,

More information

DataCenter 2020: hot aisle and cold aisle containment efficiencies reveal no significant differences

DataCenter 2020: hot aisle and cold aisle containment efficiencies reveal no significant differences DataCenter 2020: hot aisle and cold aisle containment efficiencies reveal no significant differences November 2011 Powered by DataCenter 2020: hot aisle and cold aisle containment efficiencies reveal no

More information

AisleLok Modular Containment vs. Legacy Containment: A Comparative CFD Study of IT Inlet Temperatures and Fan Energy Savings

AisleLok Modular Containment vs. Legacy Containment: A Comparative CFD Study of IT Inlet Temperatures and Fan Energy Savings WH I TE PAPE R AisleLok Modular Containment vs. : A Comparative CFD Study of IT Inlet Temperatures and Fan Energy Savings By Bruce Long, Upsite Technologies, Inc. Lars Strong, P.E., Upsite Technologies,

More information

Element D Services Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

Element D Services Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning PART 1 - GENERAL 1.01 OVERVIEW A. This section supplements Design Guideline Element D3041 on air handling distribution with specific criteria for projects involving design of a Data Center spaces B. Refer

More information

Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA s Environmental Security Computing Center in Fairmont, West Virginia

Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA s Environmental Security Computing Center in Fairmont, West Virginia Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA s Environmental Security Computing Center in Fairmont, West Virginia Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy s Federal Energy Management Program

More information

Elements of Energy Efficiency in Data Centre Cooling Architecture

Elements of Energy Efficiency in Data Centre Cooling Architecture Elements of Energy Efficiency in Data Centre Cooling Architecture Energy Efficient Data Center Cooling 1 STULZ Group of Companies Turnover 2006 Plastics Technology 400 Mio A/C Technology 200 Mio Total

More information

Optimizing Network Performance through PASSIVE AIR FLOW MANAGEMENT IN THE DATA CENTER

Optimizing Network Performance through PASSIVE AIR FLOW MANAGEMENT IN THE DATA CENTER Optimizing Network Performance through PASSIVE AIR FLOW MANAGEMENT IN THE DATA CENTER Lylette Macdonald, RCDD Legrand Ortronics BICSI Baltimore 2011 Agenda: Discuss passive thermal management at the Rack

More information

APC APPLICATION NOTE #112

APC APPLICATION NOTE #112 #112 Best Practices for Deploying the InfraStruXure InRow SC By David Roden Abstract The InfraStruXure InRow SC (ACSC100 and ACSC101) is a self-contained air conditioner for server rooms and wiring closets.

More information

Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment

Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment By John Niemann White Paper #135 Executive Summary Both hot and cold air containment can significantly improve the predictability and efficiency of data center cooling

More information

Presentation Outline. Common Terms / Concepts HVAC Building Blocks. Links. Plant Level Building Blocks. Air Distribution Building Blocks

Presentation Outline. Common Terms / Concepts HVAC Building Blocks. Links. Plant Level Building Blocks. Air Distribution Building Blocks Presentation Outline Common Terms / Concepts HVAC Building Blocks Plant Level Building Blocks Description / Application Data Green opportunities Selection Criteria Air Distribution Building Blocks same

More information

Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three Federal Data Centers

Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three Federal Data Centers Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three Federal Data Centers Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy s Federal Energy Management Program Prepared By Lawrence Berkeley National

More information

QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF COOLING ARCHITECTURES FOR DATA CENTERS

QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF COOLING ARCHITECTURES FOR DATA CENTERS WHITE PAPER #30 QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF COOLING ARCHITECTURES FOR DATA CENTERS EDITOR: Bob Blough, Emerson Network Power CONTRIBUTORS: John Bean, APC by Schneider Electric Robb Jones, Chatsworth Products

More information

Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit

Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit Technology Case Study Bulletin: September 2010 Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 1: Data center CFD model of return airflow short circuit

More information

Verizon SMARTS Data Center Design Phase 1 Conceptual Study Report Ms. Leah Zabarenko Verizon Business 2606A Carsins Run Road Aberdeen, MD 21001

Verizon SMARTS Data Center Design Phase 1 Conceptual Study Report Ms. Leah Zabarenko Verizon Business 2606A Carsins Run Road Aberdeen, MD 21001 Verizon SMARTS Data Center Design Phase 1 Conceptual Study Report Ms. Leah Zabarenko Verizon Business 2606A Carsins Run Road Aberdeen, MD 21001 Presented by: Liberty Engineering, LLP 1609 Connecticut Avenue

More information

Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Thermal Management

Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Thermal Management Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Thermal Management The Importance of Air Sealing Grommets to Improving Smart www.panduit.com WP-04 August 2008 Introduction One of the core issues affecting

More information

Containment Solutions

Containment Solutions Containment Solutions Improve cooling efficiency Separate hot and cold air streams Configured to meet density requirements Suitable for commercial and SCEC endorsed cabinets Available for retrofit to SRA

More information

Benefits of Cold Aisle Containment During Cooling Failure

Benefits of Cold Aisle Containment During Cooling Failure Benefits of Cold Aisle Containment During Cooling Failure Introduction Data centers are mission-critical facilities that require constant operation because they are at the core of the customer-business

More information

Energy Efficient Data Centre at Imperial College. M. Okan Kibaroglu IT Production Services Manager Imperial College London.

Energy Efficient Data Centre at Imperial College. M. Okan Kibaroglu IT Production Services Manager Imperial College London. Energy Efficient Data Centre at Imperial College M. Okan Kibaroglu IT Production Services Manager Imperial College London 3 March 2009 Contents Recognising the Wider Issue Role of IT / Actions at Imperial

More information

Rack Level Passive (no datacenter fans) Water Cooling for Maximum Energy Efficiency. Shlomo Novotny

Rack Level Passive (no datacenter fans) Water Cooling for Maximum Energy Efficiency. Shlomo Novotny Rack Level Passive (no datacenter fans) Water Cooling for Maximum Energy Efficiency Shlomo Novotny MEPTEC March2011 Commercial Computing and Network Telcom Power Density Trends IBM Server Products Source:

More information

Liquid Cooling Solutions for DATA CENTERS - R.M.IYENGAR BLUESTAR LIMITED.

Liquid Cooling Solutions for DATA CENTERS - R.M.IYENGAR BLUESTAR LIMITED. Liquid Cooling Solutions for DATA CENTERS - R.M.IYENGAR BLUESTAR LIMITED. Presentation Goals & Outline Power Density Where we have been- where we are now - where we are going Limitations of Air Cooling

More information

NetApp Data Center Design

NetApp Data Center Design NetApp Data Center Design Presentation for SVLG Data Center Efficiency Summit November 5, 2014 Mark Skiff, PE, CEM, CFM Director, IT Data Center Solutions Data Center Design Evolution Capacity Build Cost

More information

Data Center Components Overview

Data Center Components Overview Data Center Components Overview Power Power Outside Transformer Takes grid power and transforms it from 113KV to 480V Utility (grid) power Supply of high voltage power to the Data Center Electrical Room

More information

Education Evolution: Scalable Server Rooms George Lantouris Client Relationship Manager (Education) May 2009

Education Evolution: Scalable Server Rooms George Lantouris Client Relationship Manager (Education) May 2009 Education Evolution: Scalable Server Rooms George Lantouris Client Relationship Manager (Education) May 2009 Agenda Overview - Network Critical Physical Infrastructure Cooling issues in the Server Room

More information

Optimum Climate Control For Datacenter - Case Study. T. Prabu March 17 th 2009

Optimum Climate Control For Datacenter - Case Study. T. Prabu March 17 th 2009 Optimum Climate Control For Datacenter - Case Study T. Prabu March 17 th 2009 Agenda 2 About EDEC (Emerson) Facility Data Center Details Design Considerations & Challenges Layout Design CFD Analysis Of

More information

Data Center Operating Cost Savings Realized by Air Flow Management and Increased Rack Inlet Temperatures

Data Center Operating Cost Savings Realized by Air Flow Management and Increased Rack Inlet Temperatures Data Center Operating Cost Savings Realized by Air Flow Management and Increased Rack Inlet Temperatures William Seeber Stephen Seeber Mid Atlantic Infrared Services, Inc. 5309 Mohican Road Bethesda, MD

More information

Avoidable Mistakes that Compromise Cooling Performance in Data Centers and Network Rooms

Avoidable Mistakes that Compromise Cooling Performance in Data Centers and Network Rooms Avoidable Mistakes that Compromise Cooling Performance in Data Centers and Network Rooms By Neil Rasmussen White Paper #49 Executive Summary Avoidable mistakes that are routinely made when installing cooling

More information

Choosing Close-Coupled IT Cooling Solutions

Choosing Close-Coupled IT Cooling Solutions W H I T E P A P E R Choosing Close-Coupled IT Cooling Solutions Smart Strategies for Small to Mid-Size Data Centers Executive Summary As high-density IT equipment becomes the new normal, the amount of

More information

Return Fan and Exhaust Fan Economizers and Building Pressurization APPLICATION GUIDE OUTSIDE AIR

Return Fan and Exhaust Fan Economizers and Building Pressurization APPLICATION GUIDE OUTSIDE AIR Return Fan and Exhaust Fan Economizers and Building Pressurization APPLICATION GUIDE Supersedes: Nothing Form 100.00-AG3 (104) OUTSIDE AIR One of the primary functions of a packaged rooftop unit (RTU)

More information

Data Center Cooling. 1-800-693-0351 www.dpstele.com. A guide from: Your partners in UPS Monitoring Systems

Data Center Cooling. 1-800-693-0351 www.dpstele.com. A guide from: Your partners in UPS Monitoring Systems Data Center Cooling A guide from: Your partners in UPS Monitoring Systems Making sure your data center stays cool is a challenge. As equipment becomes increasingly sophisticated and compact, data centers

More information

Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings

Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings WHITE PAPER Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings By Lars Strong, P.E., Upsite Technologies, Inc. Kenneth G. Brill, Upsite Technologies, Inc. 505.798.0200

More information

Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption

Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption By John Judge, Member ASHRAE; Jack Pouchet, Anand Ekbote, and Sachin Dixit Rising data center energy consumption and increasing energy costs have combined to elevate

More information

Re-examining the Suitability of the Raised Floor for Data Center Applications

Re-examining the Suitability of the Raised Floor for Data Center Applications Re-examining the Suitability of the Raised Floor for Data Center Applications By Neil Rasmussen White Paper #19 Revision 1 Executive Summary The circumstances that gave rise to the development and use

More information

APC APPLICATION NOTE #92

APC APPLICATION NOTE #92 #92 Best Practices for Designing Data Centers with the InfraStruXure InRow RC By John Niemann Abstract The InfraStruXure InRow RC is designed to provide cooling at the row and rack level of a data center

More information

Designing an Expert System For Critical Facility Energy Management and Maintenance

Designing an Expert System For Critical Facility Energy Management and Maintenance Designing an Expert System For Critical Facility Energy Management and Maintenance Dr. Izuh Obinelo senergy Thermal LLC 71 Spitbrook Rd, Suite 308, Nashua, NH 03060 Heat Density Trends in Data Centers

More information

Data Center Design Guide featuring Water-Side Economizer Solutions. with Dynamic Economizer Cooling

Data Center Design Guide featuring Water-Side Economizer Solutions. with Dynamic Economizer Cooling Data Center Design Guide featuring Water-Side Economizer Solutions with Dynamic Economizer Cooling Presenter: Jason Koo, P.Eng Sr. Field Applications Engineer STULZ Air Technology Systems jkoo@stulz ats.com

More information

Green Data Centre Design

Green Data Centre Design Green Data Centre Design A Holistic Approach Stantec Consulting Ltd. Aleks Milojkovic, P.Eng., RCDD, LEED AP Tommy Chiu, EIT, RCDD, LEED AP STANDARDS ENERGY EQUIPMENT MATERIALS EXAMPLES CONCLUSION STANDARDS

More information

Data Center Design and Energy Management

Data Center Design and Energy Management Agenda EasyStreet Online Services, Inc. Data Center Design and Energy Management Introduction to EasyStreet Speaker Bio EasyStreet Sustainability Data Center 1 (Retrofit completed May 2010) Data Center

More information

University of St Andrews. Energy Efficient Data Centre Cooling

University of St Andrews. Energy Efficient Data Centre Cooling Energy Efficient Data Centre Cooling St. Andrews and Elsewhere Richard Lumb Consultant Engineer Future-Tech Energy Efficient Data Centre Cooling There is no one single best cooling solution for all Data

More information

Energy Benchmarking Service for Data Centre Industry in Hong Kong and Initial Findings

Energy Benchmarking Service for Data Centre Industry in Hong Kong and Initial Findings Energy Benchmarking Service for Data Centre Industry in Hong Kong and Initial Findings Simon Lam Acting Deputy Director, Business Marketing & Development Department, CLP Power Agenda 1. Introduction: Why

More information

Small Data / Telecommunications Room on Slab Floor

Small Data / Telecommunications Room on Slab Floor Small Data / Telecommunications Room on Slab Floor Small Data / Telecommunications Room on Slab Floor During a warm summer period in 2008, Great Lakes experienced a network outage due to a switch failure

More information

Energy Performance Optimization of Server Room HVAC System

Energy Performance Optimization of Server Room HVAC System International Journal of Thermal Technologies E-ISSN 2277 4114 2 INPRESSCO, All Rights Reserved Available at http://inpressco.com/category/ijtt/ Research Article Manoj Jadhav * and Pramod Chaudhari Department

More information

Rittal IT Liquid Cooling Packages

Rittal IT Liquid Cooling Packages Rittal IT Liquid Cooling Packages Higher Efficiency & Performance Optimized for Today s Data Centers R High Efficiency. High Performance. High Density. Rittal leads the industry in developing high density

More information

Rittal White Paper 507: Understanding Data Center Cooling Energy Usage & Reduction Methods By: Daniel Kennedy

Rittal White Paper 507: Understanding Data Center Cooling Energy Usage & Reduction Methods By: Daniel Kennedy Rittal White Paper 507: Understanding Data Center Cooling Energy Usage & Reduction Methods By: Daniel Kennedy Executive Summary Data center energy usage has risen dramatically over the past decade and

More information

White Paper #10. Energy Efficiency in Computer Data Centers

White Paper #10. Energy Efficiency in Computer Data Centers s.doty 06-2015 White Paper #10 Energy Efficiency in Computer Data Centers Computer Data Centers use a lot of electricity in a small space, commonly ten times or more energy per SF compared to a regular

More information

Data Centers: How Does It Affect My Building s Energy Use and What Can I Do?

Data Centers: How Does It Affect My Building s Energy Use and What Can I Do? Data Centers: How Does It Affect My Building s Energy Use and What Can I Do? 1 Thank you for attending today s session! Please let us know your name and/or location when you sign in We ask everyone to

More information

Using Simulation to Improve Data Center Efficiency

Using Simulation to Improve Data Center Efficiency A WHITE PAPER FROM FUTURE FACILITIES INCORPORATED Using Simulation to Improve Data Center Efficiency Cooling Path Management for maximizing cooling system efficiency without sacrificing equipment resilience

More information

How to Reduce Energy Costs in Your Commercial Building

How to Reduce Energy Costs in Your Commercial Building How to Reduce Energy Costs in Your Commercial Building Mark Steinmetz, Energy Advisor, GDS Associates, Inc., an ActOnEnergy Partner Mary Bentsen, Education and Training Coordinator SAIC, an Ameren Illinois

More information

Architecting the Green Data Center. Viktor Hagen Field Business Development Data Center & High Performance Computing

Architecting the Green Data Center. Viktor Hagen Field Business Development Data Center & High Performance Computing Architecting the Green Data Center Viktor Hagen Field Business Development Data Center & High Performance Computing 1 Where we are Today Environmental sustainability is a major global trend for the 21st

More information

2006 APC corporation. Cooling Solutions and Selling Strategies for Wiring Closets and Small IT Rooms

2006 APC corporation. Cooling Solutions and Selling Strategies for Wiring Closets and Small IT Rooms Cooling Solutions and Selling Strategies for Wiring Closets and Small IT Rooms Agenda Review of cooling challenge and strategies Solutions to deal with wiring closet cooling Opportunity and value Power

More information

A MAJOR STEP IN APPLIED INNOVATION. KCC Climate Management System. Powered by

A MAJOR STEP IN APPLIED INNOVATION. KCC Climate Management System. Powered by A MAJOR STEP IN APPLIED INNOVATION KCC Climate Management System Powered by KCC Climate Management System Powered by THE POWER OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY YIELDS A CUSTOMER-FIRST HVAC DESIGN STRATEGY REDUCES

More information

Integrated Cabinets and Thermal Systems May 15, 2014 Panduit Korea Technical System Engineer Chester Ki

Integrated Cabinets and Thermal Systems May 15, 2014 Panduit Korea Technical System Engineer Chester Ki 1 Integrated Cabinets and Thermal Systems May 15, 2014 Panduit Korea Technical System Engineer Chester Ki 4/10/2014 2 Agenda Market Trends Thermal Architectures Data Centre Cabinet Systems Net-Access Cabinet

More information

Saving energy in the Brookhaven National Laboratory Computing Center: Cold aisle containment implementation and computational fluid dynamics modeling

Saving energy in the Brookhaven National Laboratory Computing Center: Cold aisle containment implementation and computational fluid dynamics modeling Saving energy in the Brookhaven National Laboratory Computing Center: Cold aisle containment implementation and computational fluid dynamics modeling Student Intern Earth and Environmental Engineering,

More information

Direct Fresh Air Free Cooling of Data Centres

Direct Fresh Air Free Cooling of Data Centres White Paper Introduction There have been many different cooling systems deployed in Data Centres in the past to maintain an acceptable environment for the equipment and for Data Centre operatives. The

More information

News in Data Center Cooling

News in Data Center Cooling News in Data Center Cooling Wednesday, 8th May 2013, 16:00h Benjamin Petschke, Director Export - Products Stulz GmbH News in Data Center Cooling Almost any News in Data Center Cooling is about increase

More information

Measure Server delta- T using AUDIT- BUDDY

Measure Server delta- T using AUDIT- BUDDY Measure Server delta- T using AUDIT- BUDDY The ideal tool to facilitate data driven airflow management Executive Summary : In many of today s data centers, a significant amount of cold air is wasted because

More information

Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency Through Environmental Optimization

Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency Through Environmental Optimization Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency Through Environmental Optimization How Fine-Tuning Humidity, Airflows, and Temperature Dramatically Cuts Cooling Costs William Seeber Stephen Seeber Mid Atlantic

More information

Rittal Liquid Cooling Series

Rittal Liquid Cooling Series Rittal Liquid Cooling Series by Herb Villa White Paper 04 Copyright 2006 All rights reserved. Rittal GmbH & Co. KG Auf dem Stützelberg D-35745 Herborn Phone +49(0)2772 / 505-0 Fax +49(0)2772/505-2319 www.rittal.de

More information

Cooling a hot issue? MINKELS COLD CORRIDOR TM SOLUTION

Cooling a hot issue? MINKELS COLD CORRIDOR TM SOLUTION Cooling a hot issue? MINKELS COLD CORRIDOR TM SOLUTION The heat load in data centers is increasing rapidly, the adaptation of a cooling strategy is often necessary. Many data centers and server rooms use

More information

ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1, HVAC System Requirements for Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings

ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1, HVAC System Requirements for Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1, 2013 HVAC System Requirements for Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Buildings ASHRAE Past President s Luncheon, December 3, 2014 SEAN BEILMAN, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP BD+C 12

More information

High Density Data Centers Fraught with Peril. Richard A. Greco, Principal EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc.

High Density Data Centers Fraught with Peril. Richard A. Greco, Principal EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. High Density Data Centers Fraught with Peril Richard A. Greco, Principal EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. Microprocessors Trends Reprinted with the permission of The Uptime Institute from a white

More information

Creating Data Center Efficiencies Using Closed-Loop Design Brent Goren, Data Center Consultant

Creating Data Center Efficiencies Using Closed-Loop Design Brent Goren, Data Center Consultant RESEARCH UNDERWRITER WHITE PAPER LEAN, CLEAN & GREEN Wright Line Creating Data Center Efficiencies Using Closed-Loop Design Brent Goren, Data Center Consultant Currently 60 percent of the cool air that

More information

Data Center 2020: Delivering high density in the Data Center; efficiently and reliably

Data Center 2020: Delivering high density in the Data Center; efficiently and reliably Data Center 2020: Delivering high density in the Data Center; efficiently and reliably March 2011 Powered by Data Center 2020: Delivering high density in the Data Center; efficiently and reliably Review:

More information

FNT EXPERT PAPER. // Data Center Efficiency AUTHOR. Using CFD to Optimize Cooling in Design and Operation. www.fntsoftware.com

FNT EXPERT PAPER. // Data Center Efficiency AUTHOR. Using CFD to Optimize Cooling in Design and Operation. www.fntsoftware.com FNT EXPERT PAPER AUTHOR Oliver Lindner Head of Business Line DCIM FNT GmbH // Data Center Efficiency Using CFD to Optimize Cooling in Design and Operation Energy is the biggest cost factor with the highest

More information

7 Best Practices for Increasing Efficiency, Availability and Capacity. XXXX XXXXXXXX Liebert North America

7 Best Practices for Increasing Efficiency, Availability and Capacity. XXXX XXXXXXXX Liebert North America 7 Best Practices for Increasing Efficiency, Availability and Capacity XXXX XXXXXXXX Liebert North America Emerson Network Power: The global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity Automatic Transfer

More information

Introducing Computational Fluid Dynamics Virtual Facility 6SigmaDC

Introducing Computational Fluid Dynamics Virtual Facility 6SigmaDC IT Infrastructure Services Ltd Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QT Telephone: +44 (0)20 7849 6848 Fax: +44 (0)20 7203 6701 Email: info@itisltd.co.uk www.itisltd.com Introducing Computational

More information

Utilizing Temperature Monitoring to Increase Datacenter Cooling Efficiency

Utilizing Temperature Monitoring to Increase Datacenter Cooling Efficiency WHITE PAPER Utilizing Temperature Monitoring to Increase Datacenter Cooling Efficiency 20A Dunklee Road Bow, NH 03304 USA 2007. All rights reserved. Sensatronics is a registered trademark of. 1 Abstract

More information

Specialty Environment Design Mission Critical Facilities

Specialty Environment Design Mission Critical Facilities Brian M. Medina PE Associate Brett M. Griffin PE, LEED AP Vice President Environmental Systems Design, Inc. Mission Critical Facilities Specialty Environment Design Mission Critical Facilities March 25,

More information

Best Practices in HVAC Design/Retrofit

Best Practices in HVAC Design/Retrofit Best Practices in HVAC Design/Retrofit Little Server Room BIG $AVINGS Justin Lewis, P.E., LEED AP, DCEP Sr Energy Project Manager C:530.400.6042 O:530.754.4870 jlewis@ucdavis.edu 1 What s the problem here?

More information

Using Simulation to Improve Data Center Efficiency

Using Simulation to Improve Data Center Efficiency A WHITE PAPER FROM FUTURE FACILITIES INCORPORATED Using Simulation to Improve Data Center Efficiency Cooling Path Management for maximizing cooling system efficiency without sacrificing equipment resilience

More information

Data Centre Energy Efficiency Operating for Optimisation Robert M Pe / Sept. 20, 2012 National Energy Efficiency Conference Singapore

Data Centre Energy Efficiency Operating for Optimisation Robert M Pe / Sept. 20, 2012 National Energy Efficiency Conference Singapore Data Centre Energy Efficiency Operating for Optimisation Robert M Pe / Sept. 20, 2012 National Energy Efficiency Conference Singapore Introduction Agenda Introduction Overview of Data Centres DC Operational

More information

Power and Cooling for Ultra-High Density Racks and Blade Servers

Power and Cooling for Ultra-High Density Racks and Blade Servers Power and Cooling for Ultra-High Density Racks and Blade Servers White Paper #46 Introduction The Problem Average rack in a typical data center is under 2 kw Dense deployment of blade servers (10-20 kw

More information

White Paper. Data Center Containment Cooling Strategies. Abstract WHITE PAPER EC9001. Geist Updated August 2010

White Paper. Data Center Containment Cooling Strategies. Abstract WHITE PAPER EC9001. Geist Updated August 2010 White Paper Data Center Containment Cooling Strategies WHITE PAPER EC9001 Geist Updated August 2010 Abstract Deployment of high density IT equipment into data center infrastructure is now a common occurrence

More information

Second Place: Industrial Facilities or Processes, Existing

Second Place: Industrial Facilities or Processes, Existing Second Place: Industrial Facilities or Processes, Existing The TCS data center makes use of white cabinets and reflective surfaces as one method to reduce power for its lights and cooling. Data Center

More information

HVAC Basic Science - System Capacity

HVAC Basic Science - System Capacity HVAC Basic Science - System Capacity Btu/hour, btu/h, b/h, btuh. btu?? 1 MBH = 1000 btu/hour 1 KBH = 1000 btu/hour 1 ton of cooling= 12,000 btu/hour 1 watt = 3.414 btu/hour 1 kilowatt = 1000 watts = 3,414

More information

HOW TO CONDUCT ENERGY SAVINGS ANALYSIS IN A FACILITY VALUE ENGINEERING STUDY

HOW TO CONDUCT ENERGY SAVINGS ANALYSIS IN A FACILITY VALUE ENGINEERING STUDY HOW TO CONDUCT ENERGY SAVINGS ANALYSIS IN A FACILITY VALUE ENGINEERING STUDY Benson Kwong, CVS, PE, CEM, LEED AP, CCE envergie consulting, LLC Biography Benson Kwong is an independent consultant providing

More information

Prediction Is Better Than Cure CFD Simulation For Data Center Operation.

Prediction Is Better Than Cure CFD Simulation For Data Center Operation. Prediction Is Better Than Cure CFD Simulation For Data Center Operation. This paper was written to support/reflect a seminar presented at ASHRAE Winter meeting 2014, January 21 st, by, Future Facilities.

More information

Reclaim Wasted Cooling Capacity Now Updated with CFD Models to Support ASHRAE Case Study Data

Reclaim Wasted Cooling Capacity Now Updated with CFD Models to Support ASHRAE Case Study Data Reclaim Wasted Cooling Capacity Now Updated with CFD Models to Support ASHRAE Case Study Data Peer reviewed case study data from ASHRAE now updated with CFD model analysis revealing more information and

More information

Google s Green Data Centers: Network POP Case Study

Google s Green Data Centers: Network POP Case Study Google s Green Data Centers: Network POP Case Study Table of Contents Introduction... 2 Best practices: Measuring. performance, optimizing air flow,. and turning up the thermostat... 2...Best Practice

More information