This course explains the thermodynamics of cooling and focuses on the application of concepts that students can use in their own data center today. Understand cooling strategies required to design and operate a facility at maximum efficiency without sacrificing operational reliability and performance. With the evolution of cooling requirements and the advent of high-density and variable density, measuring performance and the need to evaluate the effectiveness of cooling IT equipment are the driving factors for new approaches to cooling.

This course is crucial for having abroad and high level understanding of current data center HVAC best practices and how they apply to specific site and mission goals. This class has a focus on energy efficiency and facilitates detailed discussion on computer room environmental requirements. Concepts are reinforced to discuss and challenge conventional cooling techniques and understand their effectiveness and limitations. 

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Get an introduction to advanced cooling, impacts on cooling and design operations and new operating parameters and efficiency metrics
  • Explain the implications of equipment placement, installation and decommissioning on cooling and energy efficiency
  • Explain airflow management systems
  • Discuss free cooling and how it may be applied in various data center scenarios
  • Understand the factors related to optimisation in a new data center vs. a legacy data center
  • Explain how to deal with new and disruptive technologies such as unified computing platforms, blade servers and high-density networking devices 
  • Apply Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling to help validate a data center’s design and the placement of equipment within it

Who should Attend

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • HVAC Consultants and Engineers
  • Data Centre Architects
  • Data Centre Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Data Centre Manager
  • Data Centre Operations Manager and Director
  • Head of Operations
  • Facility Team Lead
  • Senior Data Center Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • Network Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Building Contractor
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 7 Jul 2021