Together Housing Group Data Centre Move - Week 2/3
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Together Housing Groupselected UPS Systems to move their existing data centre from Halifax to Wakefield. The initial work in Week 1 was going to plan until extreme weather conditions caused a few delays.
You can read about Week 1 here.
Week 2: -
The second week of the project, commencing 5th March 2018, began with the completion of the works started last week. The cables which had previously been drawn through the building from the main intake room were continued through to the upstairs Data Centre and terminated into the new Schneider Electric essential distribution boards. The 32A rated IEC Commando Sockets and earthing works were completed at this time as well. Following the completion of these cabling works, the delivery of the racks was requested. The distribution boards and associated cabling were tested for insulation resistance and polarity at this stage to prove their correct installation and ensure there are no problems that could cause delays further on in the project.
On arrival, the new Rittal TSIT Racks were positioned in the most efficient way possible, not only allowing the data centre to fit in the room as designed, but to accept any expansion if it was required. Together Housing Group wanted to not only relocate their existing data centre but needed the ability to expand their operation in regards to the compute requirements to facilitate the operation of their business. Within the new electrical intake room, the electrical connections from the external standby generator, Automatic Change Over system and main essential LV panel were installed and tested. The new parallel redundant 40kVA UPS system from Riello will be positioned in a separate room so it is easier to maintain and let it be bypassed if there are any problems. These new UPS moduleswill each come complete with external maintenance bypass panels to provide a safe environment for maintenance.
Week 3: -
As the Together Housing Project is back on schedule, following the delays caused by Beast from the East and Storm Emma, UPS Systems plc will not be onsite for Week 3. The main contractor will be finishing work on the building. This consists of putting the communication cables in before finishing the floor. Then the decoration will be finished, ready for us to return to the site for Week 4!