When your building houses a data center, having the ability to control and limit heat is a top priority. Heated exhaust can negatively affect emergency generators, cooling towers, and air handler units. To avoid unwanted thermal effects, you must know how exhaust will behave. We have the expertise to help.
Heat is a major concern when designing a data center. There are many heat sources that can affect data center performance, but exhaust is a source that is often overlooked.
How Heat Affects Data Centers
Generators and radiators produce heated exhaust that can recirculate to the air handing intakes, increasing dry-bulb temperatures and decreasing their operating efficiency.
Recirculation of this heated exhaust can also trigger an automatic shutdown of the diesel generators to avoid overheating. Indoor air quality can suffer from exhaust that is brought in through the air handlers. Effluent from cooling towers can also recirculate into the air handler intakes, increasing wet-bulb temperature and decreasing their operating efficiency.
How Can You Avoid These Heat and Air Quality Risks in Your Data Center?
First you must know how the wind will affect the exhaust and effluent. When you understand the wind environment, you can adjust your design—relocate sources and intakes to avoid recirculating air and heat pollutants.
At CPP Wind, we bring decades of knowledge and experience to each project. We understand how wind and exhaust interact, so our analyses and recommendations will help you avoid risks that can threaten the efficient, reliable operation of your data center.