It’s not all about Alexa!
A practical use case for IoT and M2M to cut Energy Use in the Enterprise
February 08, 2019 in
The bigger the business the bigger the potential energy saving, but also the bigger the obstacles to delivering success, so when AIT was engaged to help one of Britain’s biggest Telecoms company complete “free cooling” projects in data Centre’s in Glasgow, Derby, Sheffield and Oswestry we knew we faced a challenge. Installing free cooling systems with automated control required the use of some clever technology, in this case innovative Enterprise IoT SMARTset software, and expertise from our Data Centre and Energy Optimisation consultants, M&E engineers, Project Managers and integration team.
SMARTset collects and analyses data from temperature, humidity and pressure sensors to automate control of the intake of filtered external air. By adjusting dampers and fan speeds SMARTset maintains the optimum temperature and air flow for efficiency and resilience. If the external air temperature rises above the data center set point range of 24-27 C, SMARTset automates the switch from fresh air intake to DX cooled air. For most of the year SMARTset supplies cool filtered fresh air into the DX units, deactivating their compressors and cutting their power consumption.
This practical example of IoT and M2M uses innovative software and controls in response to environmental changes to eliminate human error while cutting energy costs and improving resilience.