University of Portsmouth Data Centre

University of Portsmouth Data Centre

Winner of ‘The Data Centre Cooling Impact Award’ at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2014 (Sudlows)
University of Portsmouth Data Centre case study

About University-of-Portsmouth-Case-Study

The University of Portsmouth is ranked amongst the top 400 universities in the world and the leading modern university in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University has over 23,000 students, including 3,000 overseas students, and employs more than 2,500 academic and support staff.

The challenge

The University had a requirement for a high density, energy efficient cooling facility for its new £2.25m data centre.

Working in conjunction with Sudlows, Airedale was selected for its ability to offer a complete solution encompassing British manufactured, high performance systems, advanced controls and expertise in integrating to third party systems, commissioning and ongoing service and support.

Airedale solution

2 x 34kW SmartCool™ chilled water (CW) precision air conditioning units

35 x high density OnRak™ rear door IT cooling units (up to 25kW per rack)

2 x 500kW DeltaChill™ FreeCool chillers

1 x chiller sequence manager/secondary pump controller

ACIS™ Building Management System (BMS)

Airedale commissioning and on-going preventative maintenance, spares & service

“The new data centre is built around cutting-edge design with Airedale’s systems very much at its core. This is an excellent facility that the University can rely upon to deliver world class academic support and research development”

James Holland, Network & Security Services Manager Information Services, University of Portsmouth

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