Custom Mechanical Systems and Critchfield Mechanical collaborate to create advanced in-row cooling technology installation for Brocade’s green data center in San Jose. …
… “The Brocade San Jose-based data center incorporates technology from CMS and CMI that provides a cutting-edge in-row cooling system with water-side economizer to minimize fan usage and maximize efficiency, saving half a megawatt of energy at full build-out.
The custom cooling system from CMS and CMI has played a key role in the Brocade data center, featuring fan efficiencies superior to all other cooling options available on the market today.
Brocade’s data center and its use of custom in-row cooling units, coupled with a highly efficient chilled water plant inclusive of a water-side economizer, provides a mechanical system with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.3.
Data centers of this size typically have a PUE of greater than 1.5.
To ensure a fully-customizable and flexible product, multiple iterations of the design were produced in order to meet Brocade’s specifications;
CMS also worked with the construction team to design features that will simplify maintenance and improve reliability.
These features include:
- variable speed ECM motors,
- fan redundancy, and a
- low-cost maintenance design. ” …
Via Custom Mechanical Systems: Brocade San Jose Data Center.
Custom Mechanical Systems.