Digital Realty Trust: Data Centre BMS Upgrade
Sirus undertook the upgrade of BMS at Digital Realty’s Blanchardstown Data Centre in 2013/14. The main requirement was to extend the life of the facility and enhance the controls package appearance, functionality, capacity reporting & connectivity.
This project was conducted in a live environment and involved upgrading an old Cylon BMS to current Unitron Series Controllers. Modbus interfaces with chillers etc. include:
- Edpac CCU’s (Carel Controllers)
- Stutz CCU’s (C1002 controllers via a MIB network controller)
- Sitewide PDU metering (c.200 meters via a North Integrator back Cylon via Modbus)
- Leak Detection (Tyco TTDM128)
- 200 DPU meters
- Utilities metering
- UPS metering
- Real-time PUE / COP
- % Capacity Data Suite alerting
Sirus delivered a greatly enhanced and more user-friendly solution with on and offsite web connectivity with a more robust alerting solution that provides on-call technicians instantaneous plant status anywhere internet connectivity is available. This project was successfully delivered in a Live Data Centre Environment, where the main requirement of zero downtime was achieved thanks to the cooperation between Sirus and Facilities Engineers.
“The solution was delivered with no downtime thanks to the extensive cooperation between Sirus & Facilities’ Engineers”