Selected points of this article hide

Data centers present some unusual challenges to engineers. The buildings that house servers and data storage equipment generate a lot of heat.  To function properly, they must be housed in an extra cool environment. Indoor temperatures must be maintained between 66 and 74 degrees.

Alpha Mechanical teamed with the data company’s engineers and created a design featuring two 105-ton cooling units placed on a concrete pad behind its local headquarters. The units are redundant in that one runs for a week, shuts off, and the other takes over.

The units’ installation took place Aug. 6, as Alpha Mechanical’s Jim White coordinated teams from Meiners Electric and Sterett Crane and Rigging. The units arrived on tractor-trailers, and the 16,000-pound units had to be set precisely over electrical connections. Each was 45 by 15 feet.

The entire installation went smoothly and took just a couple of hours.

Alpha Energy Solutions

7200 Distribution Drive
Louisville, KY 40228
United States (US)
Phone: (888) 212-6324
Fax: (866) 296-8035

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours