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Tips for an energy-efficient and integrated data centre!

An energy-efficient, integrated data centre design is a challenge. Minkels’ business partners – including data centre consultants, engineering agencies and data centre integrators – often ask Minkels for advice. The combined knowledge of Minkels, Legrand and Raritan is invaluable for these consultants. As of now, you can also benefit from this knowledge! Minkels has stored its knowledge in a special tool that helps you to get to the right solution step by step.

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Specification requirements
Every single day, Minkels’ consultancy partners face the challenge of designing future-proof data centres. What specifications does such a data centre need to meet? Consider requirements relating to integration and energy-efficiency: Minkels, Legrand and Raritan have a great deal of experience in this field, given their common background in data centres. Legrand focuses on building-related infrastructure, Minkels on data centre solutions (from housing to cooling) and Raritan concentrates on data centre energy management. Taken together, these complementary products mean that a complete and fully integrated data centre is achievable.

Smart specification for data centres
Minkels can support its consultancy partners during the various phases of a data centre project, both in the tendering phase (from front-end engineering to the Bill Of Quantity, BOQ) and in the construction phase. Consultants are highly appreciative of this support. The specification process in particular will become easier through the use of the ‘Minkels selection tool’. This tool is currently being developed by Minkels and will assist with the design of the data centre, making the process more efficient. These data centre designs use products from Minkels, Legrand and Raritan. Consultants will be able to use the software tool to work out the precise specifications of the desired data centre design. For example cold aisle containment with overhead cabling, or hot aisle containment with row-based cooling and cabling under the floor. Depending on the choices they make, the consultancy partners will get all the necessary documentation and specifications for all the products in this design. This includes manuals, photos, CAD drawings, videos and MasterFormat™ specifications. The end result will be solid functional and technical designs and tender drawings for data centres.

Specification Tools

To create effective data centre designs, Minkels interviewed a number of customers and analysed the specification processes for several major data centres. This analysis has let Minkels simplify the specification process for its consultancy partners.

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