Cut Power Usage Through Innovations Such As Free Cooling and Installing A Fog-Based Humidification System
The Internet is having a major impact on the growth of information systems departments. The volume of servers and other hardware, the required support services, and the number of employees has also increased in parallel to the internet growth.
Larger data centers have more equipment, producing more heat, and need a dedicated humidification system to stabilize the fluctuation of relative humidity (RH). However, temperature and humidity control is often overlooked.
Inadequate humidification is a concern for data centers. Low humidity can lead to excess static electricity and lead to electrostatic discharge (ESD) resulting in fatal component damage. Large fluctuations in humidity can cause circuit boards to expand and contract, damaging circuitry.
Mee Industries answers these potentially harmful conditions by a process called adiabatic humidification. This process introduces a controlled amount of humidity into the air handling unit (AHU) or duct, reducing the potential buildup of electrostatic discharge and helps maintain overall temperature and humidity control.
With Mee fog humidifiers installed at your data center, computer equipment reliability is increased by monitoring relative humidity and is optimum for both equipment and personnel.
Savings in running costs and low maintenance routines means that a MeeFog system will typically pay for itself within one year.
MeeFog™ System Benefits
- Reduces electrostatic shock.
- High quality, corrosion resistant system components.
- Low energy consumption.
- Cools and conditions.
- Easy to service and maintain
- Ultra-fine fog droplets
- Stainless steel construction
- Flexible and easy to retrofit
- Easy to specify
- Guaranteed results!
We’ll gladly supply a detailed payback analysis report for your existing Purpose Built Data Center including:
- Installed MeeFog™ System Cost
- Predicted Process Gains Per Year
NCAR Uses MeeFog™ System to Prevent Electrostatic Damage to its New Supercomputer
The Benefits of MeeFog Technology:
- Allows data centers to safely use outside air for cooling without damaging equipment
- Lower operating costs compared to other types of humidification systems
- Cools as well as humidifies the air
When the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) decided to build a new supercomputing center, it wanted to take advantage of the free cooling available by the high, dry Wyoming environment. But using that dry air risked electrostatic damage to the $25-$35 million Yellowstone supercomputer, the data analysis and visual systems, and all the other storage, networking and ancillary equipment in the data center.
For reliable, energy-efficient humidification, NCAR installed a MeeFog™ system with two 1.5 HP ceramic plunger pumps delivering 2 gpm of fog into the air handlers, allowing NCAR to safely use outside air.
The MeeFog™ Rack
The highly reliable, robustly engineered MeeFog™ rack incorporates a system of high-pressure pumps, which pressurize demineralized water. This ultra-clean water flows through a network of stainless steel tubes and then through the revolutionary MeeFog™ nozzles. Each self-contained MeeFog™ rack includes a programmable logic controller (PLC) control system that allows the system to operate safely in automatic mode.
Mee Industries’ unique turnkey installations are made possible by our proprietary high-pressure MeeFog™ racks, allowing the completion of installations with as little as 1-2 day outages.