Commissioning is the process that reviews and tests the data centre’s physical infrastructure design as a holistic system to assure the highest level of reliability and efficiency are achieved, in accordance with the design. Placed in the context of entire data centre deployment, commissioning should be part of the implementation phase, commencing with a commissionability review of the design for optimisation of chiller, pump and fan power, and simplification of design for commissioning and operation.
Data centre commissioning holds many benefits for the data centre developers and owner, such as quicker construction with reduced problems. increased uptime, higher availability and fewer repairs, in addition to fast fixes and fewer changes, reduced costs and increased return on investment.
Director, Building Performance, AESG
Affiliations: MCIBSE, CEng, RPEQ, FAIRAH
Barry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the Building Services Industry, in Contracting, Consulting and Client representative role, in various parts of the world, including UAE, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, Russian Federation, and India. He has gained substantial experience in all aspects of design and construction during his career, and his innovative thinking nearly always leads to more efficient cost-effective solutions for the projects he is involved in. He serves on both the CIBSE/ASHRAE scientific committee, and AIRAH technical committee.
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