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TJ Ref can provide data centres cooling services across the United Kingdom. Installing and maintaining data centre cooling is critical because the infrastructure housed in a data centres provide secure networks and data storage systems for a wide range of organisations and businesses. Consider a data centre that is used to process personal data for something like a financial institution or the NHS. Systems are operational 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
One of the main things to think about is how to keep a data centre cool and maintain an internal environment that allows all of the equipment to run effectively and efficiently. The systems that run inside data centres can create a lot of heat so having a data centre cooling solution that incorporates various aspects of HVAC is the best way to maintain temperatures around critical infrastructure.
In order to maintain a stable internal environment, most data centres have will have a custom cooling system in place. There are so many different options available, but most cooling systems will typically include air conditioners, fans and heat pumps. A cooling system in a data centre must be powerful enough to keep the temperature below certain limits. It also needs to maintain room temperature within a certain range. This is particularly important because facilities usually contain sensitive electronics. It is worth considering how quickly cooling systems need to respond to changing conditions. No matter how well insulated a building is, there are many things that can affect internal temperatures and temperature flux needs to be controlled.
Given the importance of data centre cooling, it is essential that all parts of the cooling system work together. Working with a professional company during the design stage is advisable. Different parts of the data centre will require different environmental conditions. For example, hot aisles need air flow, which can affect the dynamics of air flow in adjacent air space. Another thing that is crucial is accurate temperature monitoring. Data centres need a dynamic cooling solution and that needs to be based on reliable environmental readings.
Critical temperature limits are the first consideration when it comes to data centre cooling. There are many different types of heat-producing equipment used, including racks of storage drives, network processing units and servers. If any of these components become too hot, then it can have implications for the rest of the system. We only work with leading manufacturers. Our design engineers are knowledgeable in the systems and can make recommendations based on the requirements of the project.
Installing a data centre cooling system can be tricky as there are so many factors to consider. Firstly, it’s important to understand the physical infrastructure of a data centre and the type of and how it works. An effective data centre cooling system takes into account airflow, power supply and other technical aspects such as the heat generating properties of data centre equipment.
Cooling represents a large proportion of ongoing costs, so choosing an energy efficient solution can represent considerable savings over time. It is a good idea to look at lifetime expense of cooling equipment, such as cost to power and the ongoing maintenance costs. Another thing to consider is ongoing maintenance as this can greatly reduce the likelihood of cooling system downtime. Systems are required to run constantly and parts can become worn over time. Planned preventative maintenance can identify issues before they become problems.
We pride ourselves on great customer service and we have a longstanding reputation as a leading provider of data centre cooling solutions in the UK. Our customers include multinational organisations to small and medium sized enterprises.
If you are interested in data centre cooling design or installation then you can contact us today to discuss your requirements. Our engineers can give insight and advice and also talk you through how to get the best design and value for money. We can manage projects through to installation and commissioning and we offer ongoing maintenance and emergency cover on all systems we deliver. Contact us to find out more information.