Data center cooling – The ODATA SP2 Project aims at providing a new data center being built by ODATA in Brazil, with the most reliable and energy efficient HVAC system.
ODATA is a company created with the purpose to provide IT infrastructures, that can store large amounts of information for global companies with a presence in Latin America. As a consequence of their expansion, ODATA is building a new 8 MW (critical IT power) facility. A 7,000 sqm building accommodating racks and servers, that will be cooled down by 9 Daikin EWADC10TZXSB2 chillers. This system will provide a total cooling capacity of 11,250 kW, which will remove the heat that servers generate.
Data center cooling needs
As a matter of fact, data centers can consume vast amounts of energy, and that is why it is important that the HVAC system is as efficient as possible. With this in mind, Daikin, thanks its in-house developed screw inverter technology, has been able to meet all the efficiency requirements for this project, meeting the client needs.
The clinets’ feedback
Mr Leon Cristalino and Mr Kelvin Tamura, respectively Solutions Analyst and Engineer in the Engineering & Deployment Team at ODATA, were here at Daikin Applied Europe to test 3 of the 9 units bought, and they were kind enough to give us a few interesting details on how important efficiency and reliability is for data centers:
“Being able to provide our services at a lower price than competitors, makes us more attractive for clients. The more efficient is the chiller plant in our data center, the more competitive will be our offer to the market. Also, reliability is crucial for data centers. […] Our plant is going to get a Tier 3 certification. That is a certification that only allows 93 min of downtime a year. Therefore, to meet its requirements, we are going to have a number of chillers and then redundancy. Because of that, we will be sure to have proper back up in case of maintenance or units’ downtime. Then, even though we have redundancy, we want to be a 100% prepared for outages. Another way to prevent the increase of temperature is the rapid restart option, which will help bringing the chillers back to full load capacity in case of power failure”
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