Paragon CC data centre facility


An energy efficient solution for the data centre facility

Summary/The Facts

  • STULZ CyberRow DX

  • Decommissioning and removal of legacy equipment

  • Full bespoke installation

  • To provide air conditioning for an IT/Server room

  • Energy efficient solution

  • N+1 Resilience

The Project

STULZ UK initially completed a project for Paragon CC’s Head of Lean Continuous Improvement at the Paragon CC Dagenham site. Dagenham is a printing business, both physical and digital printing. The project involved the implementation of cooling equipment in a huge facility predominately involved in high tech digital printing for the banking and finance industry. One successful project often leads to another, so the STULZ UK Team were asked to another Paragon CC site in Bristol, again looking to make improvements to their facility. This facility is also a printing application in a large warehouse factory environment and where they hold their data centre/IT Room (in a room within a room). The facilities management team were experiencing problems from heat generated by equipment in the IT room.

 

The Implementation

The STULZ Sales Manager is accredited in data centre design and build and was able to quickly understand the issues and what application was needed to solve them. A solution was put forward using the STULZ CyberRow units. CyberRow is a rack cooling system for small, medium data centres that can also provide targeted spot cooling solution for large data centres. The row based design allows the CyberRow units to be placed close to the heat load, allowing data centre owners to manage thermal loads most efficiently.

 

CyberRow DX cooling system
An illustration of the airflow of the STULZ CyberRow cooling unit

STULZ CyberRow rack cooling can be configured with a front discharge for data centres using hot aisle or cold aisle containment, or with a side discharge for open aisle configurations. The units can be installed in the middle or end of a row and will work on either a raised floor or slab.
 

The Result

The units sit in a small IT room within a hot and cold aisle configuration in order to cool the active equipment housed in the racks to the appropriate level.  The STULZ Team had to adapt the complex layout of the racks and the legacy equipment that was no longer required, to bring the room to the appropriate conditions.  This also included the removal of the legacy CRAC and condenser units.

STULZ then installed three CyberRow units complete with external condensers which made a huge improvement to the targeted cooling within the data centre. Providing a 19” server rack also to create the best optimal conditions within the cold aisle was critical. After consultation an order was secured to provide a full turnkey installation of STULZ CyberRow DX units.

 

STULZ UK supply precision Air Conditioning Cooling solutions for data centre & all other critical applications. These include:
 

  • Precision (Close Control) Air Conditioning

  • CRAC unit cooling

  • Direct & Indirect Free Cooling solutions

  • Adiabatic air handlers

  • Chillers

  • Containerised cooling

  • High-density server rack cooling

  • Telecoms cooling

  • Electronic/Electrical enclosure HVAC

  • Process cooling & industrial chillers

These cooling solutions are specifically designed for Data Centres, Comms Rooms, Server Rooms, Laboratories, Archives and other business critical electronic environments where energy efficiency and reliability is paramount. The more efficient this cooling, the less power the Facility consumes and STULZ has concentrated design effort on dramatically increasing energy efficiency through "Free Cooling" solutions.

 

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