As seen on modbs.co.uk : 03 September, 2015
Data centres use lots of energy, including energy to cool the IT equipment. Not only must the building-services system be efficient but they also need to meet the special requirements of data centres, as Dominic Cutts of Armstrong Fluid Technology explains.
In critical cooling applications for data centres and other IT intensive spaces, HVAC system design has a fundamental impact on operational effectiveness and commercial success of the facility. Increasing use of advanced IT technologies, such as blade servers and virtualisation, is escalating the overall energy demand of data centres by 5 to 10% a year, and data centres are thought to be responsible for 3% of the electrical energy consumption of the UK.