Energy Efficiency for Legacy Facilities
A new slide share has been added that introduces the topic of the very simple (and inexpensive) steps that can be taken by the legacy enterprise data center to save significant amounts of energy.
This brief overview focuses on airflow management practices, and the goal of “once through cooling.” “Once through cooling” is the concept that each molecule of conditioned air passes through the ICT kit once and only once before returning to the air handler to be cooled again. Cold air that returns to the air handler before passing through the ICT kit has done no work, and we’ve wasted the cost of cooling it. Cold air that passes through the ICT kit multiple times before returning the air handler reduces the efficiency of cooling, thus causing us to spend more on cooling than we intended.
There are many causes for our air management to deviate from what gives us an ideal cooling state. The presentation introduces how this can happen. Let me know what you think.
You can find this presentation in our Data Center knowledge base or on SlideShare.