CFD analysis

CFD analysis eliminates potential risks in Data Centre cooling.

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis

In our practice we have encountered many problems with cooling systems in data centres, not only because of insufficient cooling capacity of the units, but particularly because of their wrong location, with barriers or obstructions in the airflow under the raised floor. With our expertise and knowledge we know how to prevent this situation or solve existing problems. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to resolve challenges regarding the air flow in the data centre.

The role of CFD analysis:

  • Solve problems of the existing data centre (hot spots),
  • Develop the best design for a new planned data centre,
  • Compare several possible solutions in terms of energy efficiency.

Our CFD services:

  • Calculate the average cooling performance of 1m ² / given area,
  • Assess the actual installed capacity vs. the designated values,
  • Assess the air flow under the floor and possible placement of perforated floor tiles,
  • Search for potential bottlenecks in circulation of the cooling air, ways of their elimination,
  • Map the floor opening and optimize the airflow through them,
  • Propose solutions for increasing the efficiency of existing cooling systems,
  • Calculate the return on investment (ROI) in case of replacement of the existing technology for a new one with the same cooling capacity,
  • Suggest possible solutions for increasing the cooling density, if required.

Customer benefits:

  • CFD analysis outcome is very close to real solutions and provides the best, most reliable and most energy efficient solution,
  • CFD analysis is a good prevention of a bad design, unnecessary investment for rebuilding and re-scaling the data centre cooling system,
  • CFD analysis is performed by Systeming, which is a vendor-neutral company and provides an objective view on the solution,
  • CFD analysis is performed by the best CFD software, designed especially for data centres.