Top efficiency & reliability for data centers cooling

The ODATA SP2 Project aims at providing the new data center, which is being built by ODATA, in Hortolândia, Brazil, 100 km from San Paolo, with the most reliable and energy efficient HVAC system.

ODATA is a company created with the purpose to provide IT infrastructures, servers, that can store large amounts of information for global companies with a presence in Latin America. As a consequence of their expansion, ODATA is building a new 8 MW (critical IT power) facility. A 7,000 sqm building accommodating racks and servers, that will be cooled down by 9 Daikin EWADC10TZXSB2 chillers for a total cooling capacity of 11,250 kW, as data centers can generate a lot of heat that needs to be removed.

As a matter of fact, data centers can consume vast amounts of energy, and that is why it is important for these applications that the HVAC system is as efficient as possible. Daikin, with its in-house developed screw inverter technology, has been able to meet all the efficiency requirements for this project, meeting the client needs.

Mr Leon Cristalino and Mr Kelvin Tamura, respectively Solutions Analyst and Engineer in the Engineering & Deployment Team at ODATA, were here at Daikin Applied Europe to test 3 of the 9 units bought for their data center, and they were kind enough to give us a few interesting details on how important efficiency and reliability is for data centers:

“Being able to provide our services at a lower price than competitors, makes us more attractive for clients. The more efficient is the chiller plant in our data center, the more competitive will be our offer to the market. Also, reliability is crucial for data centers. […] Our plant is going to be Tier 3 certified – a certification that only allows 93 min of downtime a year – and to meet its requirements, we are going to have a number of chillers and then redundancy, so we have back up in case of maintenance or units’ downtime. Even though we have redundancy, we want to be a 100% prepared for outages, the rapid restart option is a way to prevent the increase of temperature, helping bringing the chillers back to full load capacity”