Virtus Data Centre - CFD Analysis


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IES Consulting used CFD to model this flagship London data hall with in excess of 750 cabinets.

Key Facts

  • Six (65,000 sq ft) data halls
  • <1.2 facility PUE
  • 20 MVA power infrastructure
  • 100% renewable power supply
  • Indirect Fresh Air Evaporative cooling system
  • BREEAM Excellent rating

IES Consulting used CFD to model this data hall with in excess of 750 cabinets and part of the flagship Virtus Data Centre Complex in Hayes, London. Cold air was supplied through a wall plenum and provision was made for hot aisle containment to prevent mixing of hot and cold air streams. Cooling load exceeded 2,500kW due to the sheer size of the data hall.

IES performed multiple simulations including the general operation scenario, a check on part load operation, a CRAC failure scenario and an alternative arrangement of CRAC units within the plenum. With access to cloud computing IES could reduce the typical simulation time and provide a faster results delivery to our client.

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