THE NEW NORMAL IN CONSTRUCTION

bE Data Centre Guide

Time to Make a Difference

In this issue, you will find out about all the latest goings on in the industry. It's full of thoughtful stories, insights and trends that matter to engineers.
TRENDING TOPICS

In this edition of Built Environment magazine we focus on Solutions for the most demanding, high-spec data centre projects. 

Off-Site Modular

Data centre developers rely heavily on offsite modular construction and prefabrication. 

For time pressed U.S. tech giants who are racing to complete construction of new data centres, the off-site method has its merits.

Data Centre Snapshots

Novel approaches in high-tech mission critical projects are taking hold. 

We share insights into current topics and trends that shape data centre industry. 


Technology

Hyperscalers, Colocation and Enterprise data centres utilise a wide array of complex mechanical and electrical systems. 

We promote best practices to safeguard mission critical infrastructure and sensitive tech assets.

New Concepts

Some of the new trends we see in the industry are DfMA – design for manufacture and assembly and DIMC – designing for industrialised methods of construction. New digital concepts help ease of manufacture and efficiency of assembly.

One of the ways Jones are looking to the future of productivity is with the movement of the construction process away from the physical site into controlled manufacturing and assembly environments by providing modular and off site construction solutions.

DATA CENTRE GUIDE

Data centre market is booming in Ireland with high-profile international investors piling in. Industry players are fast at work building high-tech cloud infrastructure – a space worth watching closely given its importance to the Irish economy. Delivery of these complex, multi million euro mission critical projects requires strong technical experience, a highly specialised team and effective collaboration between vendors, design and construction team.

Our aim is to unite the clients, developers, designers, engineers, contractors, suppliers and vendors to explore new possibilities for partnerships.

Peter Dempsey, Axis Communications, looks at the benefits of physical security technologies for data centres to improve security and transform operations for greater resilience and efficiency.

Axis’ integrated video and audio solutions can be employed to protect data centres and ensure smoother operation. Our five-layered approach covers perimeter, premises, buildings, server rooms and server racks, using network enabled security products with edge-based analytics, resulting in a truly intelligent solution that offers comprehensive end-to-end protection. 

Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, and audio systems. 

By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland

Future digital economies will undoubtedly depend entirely on data centres, so it is incumbent on both technology vendors, and facility owners and operators to ensure they deliver their value in the most efficient, sustainable and responsible a way as possible, while addressing valid concerns from the public. As the country continues to be a key location for the hyperscale and Internet Giant communities, it’s fundamental it finds a means to balance sustainable operations with resilience for the grid.

Recognizing and mitigating fire risks in data centers

Data centers are comprised of many inter-dependent adjacencies, each contributing to the operational continuity of the facility. An event in any part of the facility can affect uptime objectives. A good design considers a holistic approach applying protection elements appropriate to the hazard. Viking – your global fire protection partner with regional footprint – is uniquely equipped to provide the right solution, based on data center activity, operation and plant location. Viking understands the challenges of modern data centers.

Rapid deployment in the construction of the DC is fast becoming a competitive edge. Simplified construction synergies can reduce the overall risks on DC delivery. The traditional construction of a DC requires more than 800 skilled workers on site at peak times – The challenge is how can covid restrictions be adhered to without jeopardizing the schedule? Prefabricated power supply modules from Siemens can simplify project synergies, improve project timelines, reduce the number of installation and commissioning specialists required on site.  Prefabrication not only shortens installation times and thus the overall project duration by up to 50% on site, but it also reduces investment costs by up to 20%.

For more information, please contact: Derek Kelly, Regional Account Manager – Data Centres E: derek.kelly@siemens.com. M: 086 083 1086

IPS Flow Systems

IPS Flow Systems

IPS Flow Systems supply products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers including AGRU – The Plastic Experts. PURAD piping components are manufactured by AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Austria in ISO class 5 cleanrooms. They are used for high-tech applications in the semiconductor industry, for TFT and OLED manufacturing, and in the life sciences, food and photovoltaic industries. 

ADI Ireland

ADI Ireland

ADI design, manage, supply, install and commission your entire ICT network platform...
GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems - the leading edge piping systems for data centre mission critical cooling Benefits:25% b...
H&MV Engineering

H&MV Engineering

H&MV Engineering are preferred suppliers for Mission Critical clients globally....
PSC Ireland

PSC Ireland

Power Systems Energy Consultants Ireland (PSC) is dedicated to supporting Europe’s energy transition. We off...

Advantages of Closed-Loop Equipment for Process Cooling

Growing sensitivity to water conservation and the ever-increasing cost to maintain mechanical systems are driving interest in closed-loop evaporative cooling technology. 

By Adam Radford, Global Product Manager – Closed Circuit Coolers EVAPCO 

Damien Power, Ireland Sales Manager at Condair, explains how to use adiabatic humidifiers for evaporative cooling in AHUs.

To illustrate the potential of using humidifiers for evaporative cooling in AHUs, one client we work with in the telecommunication sector managed to reduce AHU energy consumption by 80% when using a direct evaporative cooling strategy. They were needing to replace mechanical cooling systems in rooms that suffered high heat gain from electronic equipment. They developed an air handling unit that used a direct evaporative cooling strategy. Rather than using mechanical chillers to cool the room, they brought in outside air and vented the internal air. During the winter, it can run in free cooling mode without any need for evaporative cooling, but when the outside temperature rises to around 20°C, the evaporative cooler switches on and increases the cooling capacity. This allows the AHU to successfully achieve the indoor target condition without ever needing mechanical cooling.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Here, you will find a SELECTION of products featured in various bE editions

For details of how to be included in our featured product section 

Siemens Busbar

Siemens Busbar

New Siemens busbar trunking system enables higher energy efficiency for data centres of tomorrow  Enhanced reliability and eff...
Condair Evaporative Cooling

Condair Evaporative Cooling

EVAPORATIVE COOLING Strategies for data centres Damien Power, Sales Manager for Ireland at Condair, looks at the different wa...
Hot Tapping

Hot Tapping

Bringing Pipe Intervention Methods to the Masses Pipe Intrusion Services Ireland explains Hot Tapping ...
Rentaload Loadbanks

Rentaload Loadbanks

Rentaload- Connected solutions for commissioning Datacenter! With much of the world doing everything virtually at this time,...
Riello Modular UPS

Riello Modular UPS

Riello Energy Efficiency with Modular UPS With Ireland’s booming data centre sector showing no signs of slowing down, serious...
Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Prefabricated Data Centres Offer Significant Cost Advantages Over Traditional Builds by Marc Garner, Vice President, Secure Power ...
WASP PFS Fuel Polishing

WASP PFS Fuel Polishing

Liquid Fuel - Falling foul on quality by Richard Massara, WASP PFS Ltd If you do not maintain your fuel quality, it will...
Aubren EC Fans

Aubren EC Fans

Aubren - EC Fan Upgrade can save Data Centres 78% in Energy Costs In an average data centre, cooling constitutes for as much...
DATA CENTRE BEST PRACTICE

Covering DATA CENTRE industry since 2009, Built Environment magazine is your ultimate resource for mission critical construction and engineering best practices. Below you can find a selection of some inspirational projects, case studies and examples of best practice detailing trends, specialist and multidisciplinary challenges and solutions that are published in various bE editions.

Open Compute Project
Open Compute Project

Open Compute Project Hacks 20th Century Data Centre Power Systems

Intel Lean Six Sigma
Intel Lean Six Sigma

Using Lean Six Sigma* and Systemic Innovation in Mature Data Centers

PM Group
PM Group

Value Engineering for Sustainable Data Centres – Project Requirements

Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute

A look at the commissioning requirements for data centres

Live Data Centre Retrofit
Live Data Centre Retrofit

EMC2 Cuts Energy Use by 20% – Engineered by Arup

Cundall Consultants
Cundall Consultants

Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus in Data Centres

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