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Data center fire safety: Automatic Gas Extinguishing Systems (IEAG)

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Thermal optimization in data center equipment rooms - UPS - TX - TS

Thermal optimization is a major issue in data center technical rooms. Indeed, proper management of the heat generated by IT equipment is essential to ensure its smooth operation and extend its lifespan. EOLIOS offersthermal optimization solutionsspecially designed for data centers.

Our fluid mechanics experts are able toanalyze your existing infrastructure and propose tailor-made solutions to improve the energy efficiency of your equipment, reduce cooling costs and ensure reliable, secure operation of your data center.

CFD for efficient thermal management in equipment rooms

For data centers, thermal management is an omnipresent concern. Traditionally, data center halls are organized into hot and cold aisles to optimize cooling of servers and equipment.

However, when it comes to technical premises, the situation is quite different. Each installation is unique, with its own specific constraints and configurations, which means that standardized cooling solutions are often inadequate.

3D model of a machine room

This is where CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) expertise comes in. Without established measurements or predefined solutions, it is essential to use advanced modeling tools to understand and optimize air circulation, heat dissipation and temperature distribution.

At EOLIOS, we understand the crucial importance of efficient thermal management in data center equipment rooms. Thanks to our CFD expertise and tailor-made approach, we can thoroughly analyze your infrastructure, identify hot spots, optimize air flows and design cooling solutions tailored to your specific needs.

With CFD, you can rest assured that your infrastructure will perform optimally, with maximum energy efficiency and reliability.

Power lines in equipment rooms - Colored by temperature

Customized, innovative thermal studies: a more in-depth approach at EOLIOS

Analysis of hot spots and overheating

A hot spot is an area where the temperature is abnormally high compared to the rest of the plant. These hot spots can be dangerous, as they can cause breakdowns, shorten equipment life and increase cooling costs. Thanks to our advanced thermal studies, we are able to pinpoint hot spots in your data center.

By analyzing air flows and temperature gradients, we can identify areas at risk and propose effective cooling strategies to eliminate them. Our aim is to help you maintain an even temperature throughout your data center, protecting your equipment and ensuring business continuity.

Analysis of looping phenomena

Analysis of looping phenomena is essential to guarantee optimum cooling in data center technical rooms. Loopback occurs when a flow of warm air recycles through the cooling system, creating localized areas of overheating. At EOLIOS, we use advanced simulation tools to study air flows and detect potential looping points in your data center.

By analyzing airflow patterns, we are able to propose design and equipment configuration solutions to prevent looping. Our aim is tooptimize fresh air distribution in your data center, avoiding recirculation zones and ensuring efficient heat dissipation. Thanks to our expertise in fluid mechanics and our CFD simulations, we can provide you with precise recommendations for minimizing the effects of looping and maintaining optimum cooling conditions in your technical premises.

System redundancy study

As part of an in-depth thermoaerodynamic study of data center equipment rooms, the assessment of cooling system redundancy (CRAH ) is of paramount importance. System redundancy, i.e. the presence of back-up or duplicate systems to ensure continuity of operations in the event of failure, is essential to guarantee the availability and reliability of critical IT services.

By analyzing air distribution, cooling paths and thermal distribution in technical rooms, thermal-air studies helpidentify sensitive areas and design effective redundancy solutions.

Whether by duplicating cooling units or setting up back-up systems, these studies guarantee optimum resilience in the face of potential failures, and help to maintain the operational stability of data centers, even in critical situations.

Air velocities at both CRAH outlets
"Is your equipment room protected against the failure of its climatic systems during a heatwave? "

Our customized approach fully integrates these redundancy considerations into our thermal-air engineering studies, to provide our customers with robust and reliable solutions for their thermal management needs.

Design assistance

At EOLIOS, we can provide invaluable assistance in the design of your data center technical premises, including air conditioning systems, their location,overall layout and smoke extraction systems.

We understand that designing an efficient and functional data center requires a methodical approach and a thorough understanding of fluid thermodynamics.

Thanks to our CFD simulations, we can identify areas at risk of overheating, determine optimum locations for air conditioning systems and design appropriate compartmentalization of air masses at different temperatures.

Compartmentalization of hot and cold air masses in a technical room

Our aim is tooptimize the thermal performance of your data center and technical premises by ensuring even distribution of fresh air and minimizing energy losses. Working closely with you, we’ll provide specific recommendations for the design of your air-conditioning systems, taking into account your needs in terms of cooling capacity, redundancy and energy efficiency.

Smoke extraction, fire systems and detection study

The study smoke extractione, fire-fighting systems and detection in technical rooms of a data center is to determine the site’s specific requirements in terms of fire safety, taking into account various parameters such as data center size, equipment density, rack layout, construction materials used, air flows and so on.

The studies must be carried out by fire safety experts and comply with the standards and regulations in force in the country where the data center is located. These studies enable the precise dimensioning of specific fire-fighting or fire-starting installations.

The study of smoke extraction in a data center technical room is an essential aspect of fire safety. In the event of a fire, it is crucial to be able to detect the smoke generated quickly, to ensure the safety of those present and to keep critical equipment running smoothly.

A smoke extraction study involves analyzing the characteristics of the technical room, such as its surface area, height, equipment layout and any obstacles to air circulation. Using CFD simulation models, we are able to predict smoke propagation in the event of a fire,identify whether detection is correctly positioned and size fire-fighting systems.

Simulation of detection and smoke extraction in a data center technical room during a fire outbreak

Thanks to these simulations, we can optimize the positioning of detection devices and smoke extraction systems such as smoke vents, air extractors and fansin order to guarantee fast, efficient smoke extraction while minimizing infiltration into sensitive areas of the data center.

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