Welcome to a tutorial tour of google’s first containerbased data center. There are slots for over 45,000 servers in the 45 containers housed inside. The data center itself went into service in 2005 and supports 10MW of IT equipment load. It has a trailing twelve month average Power Utilization Effectiveness value of 1.25. We start with the plan view, and.
Focus in on the equipment yard we will be visiting. Here, we see the cooling towers, the power distribution centers, and the generator farm. Our first action shot shows water flowing down the cooling tower fill. The plant itself.
Is designed to maximize waterside economization through a combination of elevated process water temperatures, lowapproach temperature plate and frame heat exchangers, and a chiller bypass path. As we swing over to the electrical yard, we see a mediumtolow voltage distribution center. The transformer itself is not exotic,.
But boasts a better than 99.5% efficiency, as evidenced by the relatively small cooling radiators attached to it. As part of the distribution center, the transfer switches serve to connect the generators seen here. Eventually, the output of the distribution center is run into the building through these low voltage cables. Plant tour Here we begin the plant.
Tour. stepping inside the building, we again pick up the low voltage distribution lines. Cable routing takes place in these standard trays that eventually head off for connection to the container switch panels. We now step into the cooling plant. As we pull back, we get an overall view of the web of piping required to connect all the equipment together. As the water returns from the cooling towers, a.
Portion of it is taken off and directed through a sidestream filtration system, before being returned to the loop. Continuing on, we trace the piping down to the array of pumps where we see that we experience our share of leaks 🙂 Of course, when we talk about cooling plant efficiency, the chiller uses the most power and is therefore our biggest target. And.
An important part of reducing chiller hours is the use of plate and frame heat exchangers with their low approach temperature characteristics. We conclude the tour of the plant, with a shot of the thermal storage tanks and the distribution piping that carry the water to the containers. Hangar Tour The hangar tour starts with a shot of the bridge crane used to move the containers As we pull back, we.
Get a view of the singlestory side, which is moreclearly seen from a vantage point on the mezzanine. There are 15 containers on the single story side and 30 on the opposing 2 stories. Amongst the safety considerations in using containers, we include emergency exit stairs and egress pathways as required by code at the tail end of the.