With our knowledge of critical power, cooling solutions, infrastructure and power monitoring and our technical understanding of building standards for the data centre industry, we are best placed to deliver on refurbishment or new build projects, providing true turnkey options; on walls, floors, ceilings, sub-structure and super-structure. We use our expertise to provide the correct solutions with the optimum return on investment in mind at all times.
We have over 20 years of operation, gained a healthy respect from our peers, customers and suppliers of delivering engineering services to a broad spectrum of industries, institutions and authorities, including environmental engineering, offsite manufacture, rail, IT and facilities services.
Our focus is led by the drive to keep costs down and quality up, which are key requirements to our customers and why they engage with us early in the project concept allowing our design and technical employees to use innovative techniques that normal procurement routes exclude.
We understand that IT infrastructure is critical to every business, especially when it is your business and therefore design and build systems, that have dual redundancies, as well as investing heavily in temporary and mobile equipment.
Finally, we believe that to continue to grow the relationship with our customers, it should always be with integrity, being part of their team, and at the heart of their business.
The client had an urgent requirement for business-critical growth in this region to meet their increased customer demand for 2018. For technical and logistical reasons, no alternative geographic site was suitable; the significant growth was mandated to be accommodated on this site.
Ultimately, space was the key limiting factor for this project. In providing more technical space, we delivered significant value to the client.
Digital growth has become a cornerstone of successful businesses and FEL Group were the ideal partner to unlock further growth potential from the overcrowded existing site. The increase in available space brings real business benefits along with substantial energy savings
Michelle Wainwright, Operations Director
Warehouse conversion to new technical space
International television & telecommunications company
Staffordshire, West Midlands
New Room PUE
The entire building was surveyed, with the conversion of the empty warehouse, approximately 8m by 16m, chosen as the most suitable. Within the existing warehouse redundant offices and partitions were completely removed, and a new technical space was created to the exacting needs of the ASHRAE standard. To maximise the value of the investment, the created room space was built with a further 75% of future growth potential in mind. Weatherite VMR22 Direct free-air cooling units were selected that provide market leading energy savings. These feature low running and maintenance costs, variable air flow technology, EC fan technology and contributed significantly to reducing PUE. Providing N+1 to the room for the current requirement two AHUs were installed. However, an additional 66% plant space for a further four units was constructed for future growth potential
A contained hot return air plenum was constructed utilising a 600mm deep suspended ceiling to the external units via an external return air duct. The new contained hot aisle cell accommodated 9 new IT cabinets, with additional space for a further 100% expansion of new IT cabinets.
Moreover, the technical space was built to accommodate another duplicate hot aisle contained cell, leading to a further potential 18 cabinets. (300% growth potential)
Hot aisle containment allows Freecool AHUs to supply air onto the cabinets at 25°C and have return air of 37°C, leading to full free air cooling, maximising the best-possible energy savings.
The proven outstanding energy savings realised, led to the migration of existing servers from the existing technical space into this newly-created, more efficient room to improve the site PUE.
To support the growth a new power room was created including:
We also fitted: