Temperature inside Data Centres: keep it cool
Data centres are energy-intensive structures: checking the effectiveness of the cooling systems required to maintain a constant temperature, something that is already in the initial testing phase, is essential in guaranteeing the safety and reliability of the expensive servers that will be installed. How? LSI LASTEM offers a wide range of sensors for accurate monitoring of real time temperature and relative humidity inside these buildings.
BOUYGUES + LSI LASTEM = Data Centres’ long-life elixir
Bouygues E&S InTec Italia S.p.A. has chosen LSI LASTEM equipment to test a data centre located in the Municipality of Settimo Milanese, through the simulation of thermal loads similar to those of servers (500 kW, 1000 kW, 1,500 kW and 2,000 kW) at different heights.
For two weeks, 64 LSI LASTEM probes sampled the temperature every 3 minutes for 12 hours a day to assess the air conditioning systems’ ability to effectively dissipate heat from the racks and maintain the correct operating temperatures: between 25°C and 27°C in the cold aisle and up to 42°C in the hot aisle and false ceiling into which the air is sucked. In addition to monitoring temperature, the sensors also monitored the relative humidity. This, in the presence of high values favours the formation of condensation or where the air is too dry, generates the accumulation of static electricity.
“We have relied for several years on LSI LASTEM’s monitoring tools, including its data loggers, due to their quality and reliability. During this data centre’s testing, it was essential to have highly resistant solutions that could sample the quantities continuously and in real time: the choice to use LSI LASTEM temperature and relative humidity sensors, certified in their laboratory, was therefore a natural one. The ability to modify transmission times according to our needs is yet another plus”. Daniele Pasquini, Head of Commissioning Technical Department Bouygues E&S InTec Italia S.p.A.