Making sustainable cooling plants for data centres
A bank has to process large numbers of data streams and the servers installed in the data centres generate large volumes of heat, thus necessitating constant cooling of the rooms. The cooling process accounts for a large part of the data centre’s total energy consumption. Iv-Bouw was asked to reduce the energy consumption of the existing cooling plants as simply as possible. Iv-Groep examined various installation concepts and compared them in terms of Total Cost of Ownership, CO2 emission and incorporation in the as-is situation.
Client: ABN AMRO
Phases: preliminary design, final design, specifications, realisation
Required cooling capacity: 2100 kW (with possible extension to 3000 kW)
Supply temperature: 15 °C
Return temperature: 21 °C