data centre cooling

Replacement cooling hire keeps data centre online during system upgrade

Data centres and server rooms are among the most temperature-sensitive applications around, so there can be no room for error when it comes to ensuring that climate control systems are operating properly.

This means conducting regular maintenance which should include the frequent replacement of filters, coils and the cleaning of drains and other components. Many cooling solutions will also comprise of direct expansion (DX) units, which function by cooling indoor air using condensed refrigerant liquid. These, too, will also need to be replaced from time to time to help preserve the longevity and performance of a fixed air conditioning system.

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Data centre cooling package preserves network infrastructure at Mont Blanc Tunnel

Data centers are an integral part of every organisation’s business operations, housing critical information and disseminating it as required. Operating 24/7, their security and reliability must be constantly monitored in order to protect a company’s online activities.

In processing large amounts of data at exceptionally high speeds, these computing devices accumulate a significant amount of heat that must be removed from the vicinity. Hardware components rely primarily on fans for cooling, but the premises in which the equipment is installed must be kept at low temperature and at a specific humidity level.

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Popular TV network seeks temporary cooling during upgrade

Earlier in 2020, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by one of the world’s largest mass media companies to discuss a long-term project involving a complete overhaul of the cooling equipment in place at their London data centre. Our client operates a widely viewed television channel and was conscious that ageing air conditioning units within their server rooms had lost efficiency and suffered water leakages.

The broadcaster had drawn up plans to replace the entire cooling system with modern equipment and this was due to be installed over two separate phases. Following discussions back in January, our client had made adaptions to their premises that allowed Andrews units to be connected directly to their own ductwork.

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FM company seeks chiller hire on behalf of government authority

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently contacted by a prominent facilities manager looking to prevent a major client’s data centre from overheating. Our customer was aware that their chillers and condensers were no longer performing as expected, meaning a temporary hire solution was required to allow planned repairs to be carried out.

The client was looking to decommission all three of their chillers over a period of two days but could not have less than two units operating at any given time. This precise requirement necessitated that a team of Andrews engineers worked extremely closely with the site’s fitting team to ensure that sufficient cooling capacities were constantly available during peak loads.

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