Mechanical Redundancy and Scalability

Report
Enterprise Data Center Solutions
Brill Awards for Efficient IT
Data Center Design
Riker data Center- Quincy, Washington
PROJECT RIKER- QUINCY, WASHINGTON
Envisioned
Delivered
• Designed in conjunction with an enterprise customer
• Provisioned to support up to 9 MW of critical IT load at full capacity
• Located on 101,000 m² of land and architected to provide extraordinary
business resiliency in support of mission critical systems
• The 12,350 square meter facility features 5,575 square meters of raised
floor data center space
• Designed to operate at a highly efficient annualized PUE (Power Usage
Effectiveness) of 1.3 or below
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INNOVATION THAT EXCITES
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Master Planning for Future Capacity
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Medium Voltage Redundancy and Scalability
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Mechanical Redundancy and Scalability
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Environmental Stewardship
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Commitment to Excellence
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ELECTRICAL SCALABILITY
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The data center was designed to be scalable from 1.5MW to 9MW
without disruption to the load within the same geographic footprint
using some of the following measures:
• Full sized medium voltage distribution switchgear
• Fully provisioned underground conduit, pads, roof penetrations,
support structures for generator plant and low voltage distribution
equipment
• Detailed expansion plans, isolation measures, and transfer
sequences to allow for installation and testing of newly added
components in operating data center
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ELECTRICAL SCALABILITY (CONTD.)
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Conduit stub-outs for future electrical gear that were poured into the slab as
part of the initial build
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MEDIUM VOLTAGE REDUNDANCY AND
SCALABILITY
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Utility Information
• Phase 1 of this project utilized a single utility feed from the street
• The system was designed with the capability to add a second feed for added
reliability at the utility level without disruption of power to the load
Site and Facility Redundancy
• The medium voltage system was designed with 2N redundancy throughout the
facility
• This redundancy is carried from the utility down to the PDU level
• Benefits include:
– Increased system reliability
– Decreased risk of power failures
– Allows for the highest level of redundancy at the load
Operability and Maintenance
• Concurrent maintainability
• Fault tolerance
• Load transfer by switching downstream at all levels including medium voltage
switchgear, low voltage switchgear or PDU level
• Each PDU (2N redundancy) has an ATS that allows it to perform closed
transition transfers to the alternate source
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MEDIUM VOLTAGE PARALLEL SWITCHGEAR
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Benefits:
• Highly scalable
• Common redundancy for reduced components
• Right sized for entire facility
Potential Risks:
• Concurrent maintainability
• Potential single point of failure with common output bus
How Risk Was Mitigated:
• Two independent output buses at the parallel switchgear
• Allows for both concurrent maintenance as well as fault
tolerance
• Upon failure of one side due to internal fault, the
automated sequence allows for programmed fault clearing
capabilities and recovery to the alternate bus
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ELECTRICAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES
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The electrical design also aimed to take advantage of a combination
of proven efficient technologies and creative applications where
possible
• LED parking lot lighting significantly reduces power usage by
96,000 hours when compared to standard fixtures
• Occupancy sensors were installed in all occupied areas including
data center, office and corridors. With almost 600 lights in the
data center alone, significant power savings are realized when
the space is unoccupied and the occupancy sensors power off
the lights
• High efficiency UPS modules were installed with efficiency ranges
between 96-97% under normal operation compared to 92-95%
from other manufacturers
• Voltage is stepped up from the output of the UPS from 480V to
600V to reduce line losses (particularly for longer cable runs)
from the electrical room to the data center floor
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MECHANICAL REDUNDANCY AND
SCALABILITY
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Indirect evaporative heat exchangers and redundant process water mains. Mechanical
rooms are pre-built to accommodate future equipment as IT load ramps higher
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MECHANICAL REDUNDANCY AND
SCALABILITY (CONTD.)
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Current Configuration
In the initial phase of the project mechanical equipment was
installed in the built-up air handling rooms to support 1.5 MW of IT
infrastructure. All major components are installed with a N+20%
level of redundancy for concurrent maintainability. The continuous
under floor supply plenum enables a dynamic IT build out, which
can be concentrated anywhere within the 5,575 square meter white
space without impact to cooling delivery.
Future Capabilities
The entire building is pre-provisioned to scale up to 9 MW of critical
IT load without impact to the operational white space. Steel support
structures for heat exchangers and fans are in place, along with 2N
piping mains to serve future equipment. Blanking panels are
installed throughout allowing the ability to locate equipment in
multiple different configurations to best serve the installed load.
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MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES
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The power usage of HVAC systems drive a building’s PUE, leading the design for
this facility to be focused on mechanical efficiencies. The following measures were
implemented:
• Recirculated airstream- This system utilizes a recirculating air stream to cool the
data hall. It allow for the protection of the IT equipment from the outside
environment. Dust storms, volcanic ash and/or smoke in the atmosphere will not
be introduced to the live environment. Additionally it eliminates large filter banks
which simplifies the major maintenance calendar and overall operational costs as
filters would be replaced every 4 months or less.
• Reduced pressure drop- The exclusion of outside air filter banks means a total
static pressure reduction of 1.0”wg which is realized 24/7 and relates directly to
supply fan power. Ventilation air is provided via a dedicated makeup air unit with
MERV 13 filters to satisfy all local codes and LEED requirements. In addition the
raised access floor is 48” from the slab below which allows the air to flow more
slowly and with less turbulence and lower pressure drop
• Elevated supply temperatures- In conjunction with the building occupant the
mechanical system was designed to operate within the ASHRAE allowable
window for Class A1 environments. The average room temperature is a
minimum of 5°C warmer than spaces operating within the ASHRAE
recommended window, making this building much more efficient than the typical
wholesale environment
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MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES CONT’D 3
• Water conservation- The jurisdiction
where this facility is located has
limited city water resources. In an
effort to minimize water usage the
mechanical system can operate
solely using dry air-to-air heat
exchange in outdoor temperatures
as high as 10°C. Through winter
months no water at all is required,
reducing the yearly water usage and
maintenance costs associated with
filtration and water softening
• Containment- Custom fabricated hot
aisle containment panels are
installed at every IT row, including
fiber distribution areas. The
assembly features gasketed
connections, self-closing doors and
removable blanking panels that
result in an extremely tight envelope
to eliminate thermal pollution
Custom-designed containment
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COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP
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Designed from the beginning to be sensitive to the surrounding environment, the Vantage Quincy campus
features state-of-the-art systems including:
• A custom-developed indirect evaporative cooling system designed to eliminate impact from outdoor
conditions through a closed loop cooling delivery infrastructure
• EPA Tier 4 generators that reduce emissions by 90-95% when compared to traditional generator
deployments, and
• LED driven lighting designed to significantly reduce energy use
LEED Platinum Certification (Expected to Receive)
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40% reduction in water usage within the building
50% reduction in water usage through water efficient landscaping
25% reduction in lighting power usage
75% diverted waste from landfill during construction
20% use of recycled content
Energy Efficient System Design
• Overall building energy usage is 20% more efficient than the average data center
• Accomplished using electrical components with low losses and a mechanical system optimized with low
pressure drops and smaller fan motors
Energy Star
• All appliances are Energy Star certified for increased building efficiency.
• UPSs used are also Energy Star certified
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EMISSION CONTROLS- STANDBY
GENERATORS
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EPA Tier 4 generators
Reduce emissions by 90-95% when compared to traditional generator deployments
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EMISSION CONTROLS- STANDBY
GENERATORS (CONTD.)
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Vantage’s Riker data center is designed with EPA Tier 4 compliant continuous
duty diesel engines. The commitment to using the highest rating for emissions
controls is an effort to minimize environmental impacts
To achieve this, two forms of filtration are utilized:
• Catalyzed Diesel Particulate Filter
• Urea Based Selective Catalytic Reduction
Scrubber
Emissions at full load
NOx Reductions > 95%
PM Reductions > 87%
VOC Reductions
CO > 95%
HC > 95%
There is a significant reduction in emissions of Nitric
Oxide, Particulate Matter, and Volatile Organic
Compounds including Carbon Monoxide and
Hydrocarbons
EPA Tier 4 rated generator
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COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
LEED PLATINUM
Uptime Tier III
(Anticipate award: 83
points submitted)
Design
Constructed Facility
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WHO WE ARE
Vantage Data Centers provides highly scalable, flexible and
efficient data center solutions offering unique value through
exceptional commitment to customer service
Locations
Santa Clara, CA | Quincy, WA
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