Video: Case Study: Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing a Hyperscale Data Center
This presentation will provide a case study of the testing, adjusting and balancing process at a hyperscale data center project in Texas.
- Understanding TAB’s role at a hyperscale data center and how it differs from other projects.
- Evaluating improvements in fan array airflow verification TAB procedure that improved testing time from weeks to days.
- What TAB needs to focus on during testing of hydronic equipment and systems.
- How TAB and Cx can work together during L3 and L4 commissioning.
Video courtesy: CxEnergy
- Paul Lewis, EIT, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
This presentation will provide a case study of the testing, adjusting and balancing process at a hyperscale data center project. The TAB process can differ significantly from project-to-project, and this case study will explore how the TAB process evolved over the life of the subject project. The case study will examine a 2,500,000 square foot campus located in Fort Worth, Texas, consisting of six buildings housing 22 data halls, a cold-storage facility, three administration areas, two central plants, and ten industrial water plants.
The project has one of the largest fan array air delivery systems EAB has ever had the pleasure of testing. Each hall has a built-up system consisting of 12 fan arrays of 15 fans each (180 fans) delivering approximately 1,270,000 cubic feet per minute. Discussions will include improvement in measuring fan array performance, data hall testing procedures, and testing of hydronic equipment and systems. Discussions will conclude with how TAB and Cx can work together during Data Center L3 and L4 Commissioning.
CxEnergy is the premier conference & expo in commissioning, building technology, and energy management. CSE subscribers receive a 10% discount to the CxEnergy 2023 with promo code CSE10 (May 2-5, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX). Learn more and register.
CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, these Authorities in Building Performance represent over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.
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