coolDC - Uninterruptible Power Supply Installatio Case Study

Power Control Installs Efficient UPS Systems for Environmentally Conscious Data Centre

The solution and results

Acknowledging concerns about the physical, energy and carbon output of data centres, coolDC has challenged the way that data centres are designed to be conducive to today’s goals of being more carbon neutral. The company pushes boundaries by offering a range of data centre services from design and build to fully managed service packages with environmental sustainability at the heart of each project.

As the demand for digital storage and processing shows no sign of slowing, coolDC is committed to offering peace of mind for businesses large and small. The company therefore relies heavily on a dependable source of power.

With a need for scalability and growth, coolDC required a flexible and resilient backup power solution that would grow with their needs.

Following a full site survey and an assessment of the company’s power requirements, Power Control Ltd presented a scalable modular solution to align with coolDC’s vision of an expandable data centre. The proposal included two modular 500kW Huawei UPS5000-E with 50kW modules.

The Huawei UPS5000-E frames and modules were installed to a stringent timescale to ensure resilience was achieved before the site went live. Prior to the install, the UPS systems were witness tested at Power Control’s in-house test bay.

With innovation at the forefront of this data centre and future expansion a key condition, a day one capacity of 200kW on each system was agreed, giving coolDC the ability to evolve. Regular meetings were attended between Power Control and all of the vendors involved to confirm that each element within the new data centre would operate harmoniously.

Positioned in an N+N configuration, the two Huawei UPS5000-E systems keep to a low power usage efficiency (PUE) contributing to coolDC’s goal of an efficient, environmentally friendly data centre.

About the Product

Huawei UPS5000-E (40-320kVA) Open Door
Huawei UPS5000-E (40-320kVA) Open Door

Designed to be flexible and scalable, the Huawei modular UPS5000-E ensures a reduced operating cost and easier overall maintenance.

Chosen for their impressively high efficiency, the Huawei UPS5000-E have hot-swappable static switches, and they also have a redundant control module (both being hot-swappable) so do not have any single point of failure other than the main input/output terminals.

Designed to be a high performance, low TCO UPS solution, the Huawei UPS5000-E range not only delivers ultimate power protection but also maximum power density. Engineering works can be quickly undertaken, which integrates hot swappable power, bypass, control and monitor modules, allowing them to be removed or replaced without disturbance to the load. This in turn can mean a more reliable power supply.

Other features of the UPS5000-E:

  • Smooth capacity expansion
  • High efficiency at low load rate
  • Intelligent hibernation design
  • Achieving 99% efficiency in ECO mode
  • Small footprint and easy construction
  • Intelligent battery management, extending battery lifespan
  • Low investment on power distribution system
  • Redundancy design
  • High grid capacity
  • High load adaptability
  • High environmental adaptability

Service and support forms an essential part of the Power Control offering and includes all aspects of service and maintenance for all brands and models of UPS, generators and batteries. The Power Control service team provides a complete 24/7  UPS battery replacement service, where it undertakes everything from the initial site survey and battery calculations through to delivery and installation of the new batteries. For more information please visit www.powercontrol.co.uk, email [email protected] or call the office on 01246 431431

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"Our relationship with Power Control works really well. We have a connection at director level though Rob Mather, who was originally involved in the project. We now have a dedicated account manager, Sam Rea, who works very well with the account and looks to how we are going to innovate in the future.

The installation was managed very well and Power Control’s engineers are professional and work quickly. Everyone turned up on time and Chris helped us through the FAT test and with the installation on site.”

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Tim Chambers

coolDC's CEO

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