Air Conditioning System Design for Data Center

A 2-day CPD Course Approved by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) UK.


    This course is conducted In-Person in Hong Kong.


    General Introduction:

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 has published 10 guidelines covering a wide range of data center design and operational issues. These ASHRAE works are also referenced in the TIA-942 data center standard.

    We provide an introduction of critical infrastructure system that supports typical data centers and prepare individual to fully understand the main components that facilitate data centre design & build by exploring the standards of TIA-942 and Uptime Tier Levels.

    Furthermore, we detail about the key challenges and consider different criteria, from design, testing, commissioning, sustainability and efficiency, of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system in a data center.

    You will understand the design and maintenance issues of a mission critical supply system, from power components to distributions and efficiency.

    All sections are designed for data center management, operators, building services engineers, facilities and E&M professionals, etc. to enrich the relevant knowledge in critical facilities / data center design and build.


    Course Overview:

    This is an advanced learning section for data center facilities design. It targets to engineers involved with design or applying HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) equipment to mission critical facilities and data center projects. It explores different factors, from design, testing, commissioning, sustainability and efficiency, of HVAC system for data centers.

    You will understand the design process and criteria for system selection. The various classifications of HVAC systems and associated distribution systems for mission critical facilities are explained. Each system type is evaluated based on the performance for energy efficiency, water use and comfort performance. You will be able to make informed decisions about the best choices of HVAC systems for mission critical applications and how system can best meet your project goal and SLA (Service Level Agreement).

    The class highlights the design principles such as psychrometric chart, load calculation / estimation, etc. and the design considerations such as air distribution, availability and redundancy, common mistakes, Computer Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model, integration with MEPs (Mechanical, Electrical and Water Plumb), etc.


    Course Content:

    Day 1:

    1. Datacom Equipment Power Trends and Cooling Applications
      • load trends and their application
      • air cooling of computer equipment
      • liquid cooling of computer equipment
    2. Design Consideration
      • design criteria
      • HVAC load
      • computer room cooling
      • air distribution
      • liquid cooling
      • availability and redundancy
      • integration with other MEP system
      • controls
      • computer fluid dynamics


    Day 2:

    1. Testing and Commissioning
      • air cleanliness test
      • heat load test
      • factory acceptance test
      • site acceptance test
      • integrated performance test (IST)
    2. Sustainable Design
      • combined heat power plant (CHP)
      • solar cooling
      • geothermal cooling
      • evaporative cooling
      • air side economizers
      • desiccant unit
    3. Energy Efficiency
      • power usage effectiveness
      • chilled water plant optimization
      • water side and air side equipment
      • part load operation
      • controls and energy management
      • LEED certified data center
      • building energy code


    Who Should Attend:

    CIO, CTO, IT Directors, Data Center Operations / Facilities Managers, Data Center / ICT Consultants, E&M Engineers, etc.



    This course is thoroughly conducted by vendor neutral Chartered Engineers (CEng) who have more than 15 years in Data Centre Design & Build and Critical Facilities Operations.

    Course Curriculum

    Air Conditioning System Design for Data Center 13:00:00

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