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Data center cooling system and technologies

Enhanced data center cooling system reliability, with best-in-class cooling control technology

ABB’s energy efficient motors and ultra-low harmonic drives help to the data center cooling systems to precisely keep the targeted temperature and humidity levels. This gives computer rooms reliable and effective data center air conditioning, while maintaining the power quality in the electrical network. In addition to this, a suite of digital services merge easy connectivity and data analytics with our deep expertise to keep data centers cooling controls running efficiently, predictably and safely.

Benefits of enhanced data center cooling controls technologies include:

  • Lower energy consumption and costs for cooling 
  • Highest possible uptime for server cooling systems, even during power brownouts
  • Reduced harmonics in the data center power network
  • Peace of mind, knowing your servers are operating smoothly, to keep valuable data safe.

 

Highlights

Cooling technologies for data centers

Data Center Cooling Solutions

Pumps
Fans
Chillers and compressors
Cooling towers
Humidifiers

Reduced pump downtime and increased cooling process reliability

 

- Variable speed drives' supervisory functions warn about potential imminent mechanical failures like bearing wear

 

- Smart sensors measure vibration and temperature for pump performance monitoring, enabling efficient maintenance planning

Optimized energy consumption

 

- Variable speed drives bring big energy savings for pumps: Running 1/2 speed requires only 1/8 the power

Eliminate pressure shocks that damage pumps, seals, pipe joints and valves


- Soft Start-and-Stop function in the drive helps avoid pressure peaks and water hammer helps avoid pressure peaks and water hammer

Protection against pipe leakage or pipe blockage


- Variable speed drives can identify abnormal pressure peaks and drops in pipes, and then send an alarm or shut down the system

 

Reduced fan downtime and increased cooling process reliability

 

- Variable speed drive protection includes over-current, over-voltage, motor over-heating and over-load control

- Smart sensors collect information on fan bearing performance enabling predictive maintenance

 

Optimized energy consumption

 

- Highly efficient motor-drive package with efficiency above IE4/NEMA super premium

 

Eliminate power quality problems

 

- Ultra-low harmonic drives keep harmonics content in the data center network to a minimum

 

Cooling process maintenance

 

- Control of airflow and cooling liquid flow

- Maintenance of required humidity level through controlling fans /control valves in humidification equipment

- Filter condition monitoring and clogging alarm

 

BMS control reliability

 

- Control backup in variable speed drives. In case of external communication loss, variable speed drives can take over control

 

Smooth restart in case of power loss

 

- Auto restart feature allows variable speed drives to restart automatically after a short power supply failure

 

Smoke management and fire protection

 

- Variable speed drives feature fireman’s override mode making ventilation system behave in a pre-selected manner in case of emergency to protect personnel and assets

Optimized energy consumption

 

- Highly efficient motor-drive package with efficiency above IE4/NEMA super premium

- Interlinking of compressor control with condenser water pump and cooling tower fan for optimized efficiency

 

Eliminated power quality problems

 

- Ultra-low harmonic drives keep harmonics content in the data center network to a minimum

 

Resonance control

 

- Variable speed drives' resonance control feature reduces vibration which can lead to premature failures and negative acoustic effects

 

Compressor control optimization

 

- When heat load cannot be covered by a running compressor, new compressor starts

 

Ultimate reliability of compressor operation

 

- Soft Start-and-Stop function in the drive helps eliminate mechanical and electrical stress on chiller and compressor components

 

 

 

 

 

Avoiding gearbox failures, oil leaks, misaligned drive shafts and vibration 

 

- A direct drive motor and drive package for cooling towers eliminates the need for a gearbox and other associated components

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humidity maintenance to avoid static discharge

 

- Variable speed drives maintain required humidity level by controlling pumps and valves in humidifiers, thus avoiding dangerous static discharge 

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