Securing the critical storage and handling for a wide variety of users 24/7, in heat-blazing server rooms requires a sound and stable level of cooling to ensure safe operation. Combining those challenges with the tropical climate of the Sunshine State requires an efficient and sustainable cooling system in order to warrant a headache-free operation, while keeping costs at a minimum.
On top of that, the chillers in the Doral data center are located outside the building under both extreme sun, as well as extensive rain – inherent to Florida’s climate. Lifeguarding the performance of the cooling system required a state-of-the-art thermal insulation system. Condensation, a common enemy when it comes to cooling leading to water accumulation, poses a significant risk on such installations, let alone the consequent corrosion, water and energy losses.
Having wide experience in the installation of insulation systems, a partnership with contractor ‘Osorno Group’ was to result in a suitable solution ensuring a sustainable performance of the distribution systems. The cooling system, consisting of 4 chillers processing 1,600 tons of refrigeration, was to be renovated – including all elbows, tees, valves, and pumps – to secure an efficient, reliable and future-proof energy infrastructure. Due to the unique challenges of the Floridian climate, water and sun resistance as well as a hurricane-proof mechanical strength was of primary importance when reviving the thermal protection of the chiller systems.
Within an exclusive 4-day training for the installation company by our experienced team in Latin America, high and professional installation standards were ensured. The training focused on insulation techniques, with full focus on ThermaSmart PRO, a true eye-opener for the insulators on scene.
“We really appreciated the installation of ThermaSmart PRO due to its extraordinary properties. In a one-on-one, Thermasmart PRO is proving the superiority as a durable solution in a retrofit project developed in this Datacenter.” Guillermo Araujo, Business Development Director GPipes.
The high insulation value and easy handling of ThermaSmart PRO secured a quick, efficient and durable solution in the humid climates of Florida. It only took 4 weeks for the renovation of the entire cooling system. Due to the choice for Thermasmart PRO, the risk of condensation is completely eliminated by the integrated water-tight barrier of the material. This data center is now perfectly equipped to ride the digital wave for years to come.
Osorno Group Corp (contractor)
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