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THE ROLE OF HVAC SYSTEMS IN DATA CENTRES

Data centres, arguably the heartbeat of economies, are critical infrastructure for businesses of all sizes. They house the IT equipment that powers our online world, from websites and email to cloud computing and mobile applications. As data centres become increasingly important, so too does the need for reliable and efficient HVAC systems, to optimally manage their climate environments.

HVAC systems play a critical role in ensuring the proper operation of data centres. By maintaining the correct temperature and humidity levels, HVAC systems are critical to ensure the protection of IT equipment from damage thereby enhancing the reliability of data centre operations.

Key Considerations

There are a number of key considerations when designing and implementing an HVAC system for a data centre. These include:

  • The size and type of data centre
  • The amount of IT equipment
  • The ambient temperature and humidity
  • The desired temperature and humidity levels
  • The budget

Types of HVAC Systems

There are a number of different types of HVAC systems that can be used in data centres. The most common types include, Air-cooled systems, Liquid-cooled systems and Hybrid systems

  1. Air-cooled systems are the most common type of HVAC system for data centres. They use fans and coils to remove heat from the IT equipment and distribute cool air throughout the data centre.
  2. Liquid-cooled systems use a liquid, such as water or glycol, to remove heat from the IT equipment. The liquid is then circulated through a heat exchanger, where it is cooled by an external source, such as a dry cooler.
  3. Hybrid systems combine air-cooled and liquid-cooled systems to provide the best of both worlds. They are more efficient than air-cooled systems and can handle higher heat loads than liquid-cooled systems.

Solutions

HC is proud to offer a wide range of HVAC solutions tailored specifically for data centre applications. We achieve this by working with our customers from design through to implementation of the final HVAC system, that best meets their specific needs.

Our full range of services, include:

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Commissioning

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality HVAC solutions and services ensuring the optimal climate environment for their data centres.