Managing the power requirements of today’s high-end and high-availability data centres is an extremely complex task which is often underestimated, especially since many of the data centres are operating at, or near, their design limits and downtime is never an option.

A comprehensive understanding of how power requirements impact the design and operation of data centers is fundamental. From power distribution and critical components to energy efficiencies, this course provides a granular understanding of the key challenges related to power within infrastructure.

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the importance of data center power consumption to business, government and society in general, whilst trying to meet sustainability targets in a low energy future
  • Identify the basics of voltage, current, power and power factor in 3-phase power circuits
  • Recognize the power requirements of modern ICT loads, especially dual-cord designs and their purpose
  • Recognize the competing models for power redundancy architecture, concurrent maintainability and fault tolerance
  • Explain the concepts of Reliability, Availability and MTBF calculations for comparisons of system reliability
  • Discuss UPS topologies according to IEC and the various forms of static UPS
  • Explain emergency power generation, particularly diesel powered and including fuel delivery, storage and treatment
  • Understand kinetic energy UPS, DRUPS of various types and hybrid rotary
  • Explain battery energy storage with emphasis on lead-acid cells, covering design, selection and sizing of UPS batteries
  • Discuss alternative energy storage to batteries including kinetic energy and compressed air
  • Define automatic transfer switches and static transfer switches with their application in critical power distribution systems
  • Discuss short-circuits, fault-current sources and examples of source impedances and circuit protection in critical ICT systems
  • Differentiate between AC power and HVDC power in the data center
  • Recognize the concepts of power quality, especially harmonics in electronic loads
  • Identify the particular maintenance issues of data centers and how the power system design can influence availability
  • Discuss industry standards, codes and guides

Who should Attend

  • Data Centre Architect
  • Data Centre Director
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Data Centre Engineer
  • Senior Data Centre Engineer
  • Data Centre Manager
  • Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • HVAC Consultants and Engineers
  • Architects
This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page

Information is accurate as of 3 July 2019