Data centre facility management staff carried out a series of energy improvement exercises, with the overall aim of improving Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) whilst maintaining performance levels specified in Service Level agreements.
Energy Analysis Tool identifies reduction in annual energy consumption whilst improving PUE
Reducing energy usage by raising CRAC unit temperature thresholds
Seeking to meet energy reduction targets, data centre facility management staff undertook a trial to raise the temperature threshold of CRAC units and monitored the resulting affects.
Saving energy through manual rotation of CRAC units
Aiming to meet new energy reduction targets, data centre staff undertook a trial exercise to manually rotate CRAC units over an 8-hour daytime shift and were able to monitor and record results via the energy analysis tool.
Changing Chiller Equipment’s Maintenance Regime to Produce Significant Annual Savings
SCC’s energy analysis software highlighted a weekly anomaly in cooling equipment performance when analysing historical metering data within a data centre.