Spanish Data Center Built in Record Time
One of the largest data centers in Spain has been built in record time taking just 15 months from the laying of the first stone to commissioning.
The result is a TIER IV (pending) data center that operates four IP systems and uses the most advanced applied technology in its field. It delivers the highest rates of reliability with the lowest power consumption.
Piller was commissioned as a supplier for the project which has been declared a complete success from project design to construction and commissioning. Piller was responsible for the energy rooms which provide an essential uninterruptible power supply.
The work had to take account of the following key elements: efficiency; reliability; simplicity of operation; scale; redundancy; very low number of components; robust technology and the smallest footprint per kVA..
Piller worked with the construction engineers and considered a number of alternative systems that are widely used in the building of data center’s. It was decided the rotary system in IP configuration was the most suitable to fulfill the center’s power supply requirements and to meet security needs. The rotary Diesel UPS systems, type UNIBLOCK UBTD with Powerbridge, are installed in an IP (isolated parallel redundant) configuration.
Tomás Arlegui, Managing Director of Piller Ibérica, said: “Each DRUPS provides electrical protection to one area of the centre. The outputs are lined between them in a ring configuration called IP Bus.
“With this design we are able to ensure the continuity of the loads via a paralleled system, without the limits of working in low voltage (400Vac -50Hz) and via independent units which means that load balancing controls aren’t required.
“By using a very simple set of IP chokes, the parallel system is able to maintain all the operational units. It balances the load naturally without the need for electronic controls by using passive parts - chokes, breakers and bus bars.
“As a result, this is a system that can handle the failure of several components. For example, it could lose one UPS and the load carries on running and is protected by the remaining units without having to use a mechanical load transfer.
“The system also makes it possible to carry out maintenance on one unit while the others continue operating and all the loads remain UPS protected.”