Data Centre achieves PUE of 1.18 with evaporative cooling.
17 January 2011, News release from EcoCooling Ltd
EcoCooling were delighted to be involved in the cooling of an existing data centre for Manchester based M247 who were looking at ways to reduce the carbon footprint of their 500kW co-location facility.
The existing facility was already using a well-managed CRAC (computer room air conditioning) based cooling system which was running at a P.U.E of 1.6, but M247 were looking for further savings in a competitive industry.
Alan Beresford managing director of EcoCooling worked closely with the M247 team to install and maintain their own evaporatively cooled retrofit solution. The new equipment was installed around the existing raised floors and CRAC system and provided a 2N total redundancy (N+1 CREC).
The new installation and control software provided by EcoCooling has recorded P.U.E's as low as 1.18 and an air off temperature of below 20oC has been maintained by the EcoCooling CRECS throughout the summer. (summer 2010 data).
David Buckle, director of M247 says, "We have achieved P.U.E's below 1.2, exactly as planned, the benefits began immediately".
The total electricity savings exceed £130,000 and 1000 tonnes of carbon per year with 99.9% compliance with ASHRAE Class 1 Allowable conditions and 100% compliance with manufacturers warrantee conditions for both humidity and temperature.
As an S.M.E, M247 also qualified for a carbon trust interest free loan, which provided the funding for the 14 CREC units and installation costs required for the project.
M247 provide co-location and hosting services, so having a conventional CRAC backup system meant they could benefit from keeping their existing equipment as well as easing customer worries about installing new types of cooling into an IT environment.
However, they are now considering a new facility, which will be designed with hot-aisle containment and cooled entirely by EcoCooling CREC's, attempting to reach P.U.E's of below 1.1. M247 are now applying for Green Grid efficiency status and believe they are one of the most efficient data centers in the country.
For more information please phone 01284 810586 or visit our web site at www.ecocooling.org
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*P.U.E (Power Utilisation Efficiency) is measured by dividing the total power going into the UPS by the power needed to run the I.T load.
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Bury St Edmunds IP28 6RE
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