Andrews keeps data centre working when water pipe bursts

Andrews Sykes, air conditioning, data centre, standby plant

This massive collection of flexible ductwork helped kept the data centre of a major tele-communications company operating when a burst pipe threatened loss of critical temperature control. Andrews Chiller Hire was called into to deliver a solution that would achieve and maintain constant air temperature while the in-house air-conditioning system was shut down for repair and test.

The water leak was discovered on a Saturday morning, and the emergency call to Andrews Chiller Hire was made on the same afternoon. Within an hour, a solution had been formalised with the customer and the required equipment and engineering team mobilised.

To meet the demands of this tele-communications datacentre, which is split over two floors, Andrews supplied a range of duplicated equipment to be installed on opposite sides of the building.

On each side of the building a 750 kW chiller delivered chilled water to five air handling units which delivered chilled ambient to the building, three supplying the top floor and two the lower-ground floor. There was also a 550 kVA generator on each side of the building connected to a 3000 l fuel tank.

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