Evaporative Cooling Data Centre Case Studies
Cooling the Data centre - Cap Gemini 2nd Project
Due to the success of the first installation back in 2010 at their Birmingham offices data centre, Capgemini asked EcoCooling to install a second system at their Woking offices
The Woking office data centre, situated on the top floor of the 8 storey building was cooled by an old inefficient Daiken air conditioning system which was continually struggling and causing problems by breaking down or leaving hot spots in the server room area.
An EcoCooling CREC system incorporating 6 coolers with associated extract was sympathetically installed on 2 elevations on the top floor balconies of the building to provide 18m3/s of air into the data centre. This is far more air than the old inefficient system could provide ensuring that the old problem with hot spots was eliminated. The old air conditioning system has been taken out and no back up refrigeration has been installed.
The installation should save the company somewhere in the region of £42,000 and over 305 tonnes of carbon per annum.