We advise you to contact us right from the start - from when your architect submits the initial plans - so that we can together review and design the energy supply, security and level of comfort required. We are happy to work together with your facilities manager or directly with your architectural firm for performing an audit or designing your DC infrastructure.

Vanparijs Engineers is recognised by the European Commission as an Endorser of the European Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency.

 

 

Electrical facilities

A customised design of the electricity supply in your data centre can offer you an optimal insight into an essential aspect of your infrastructure, which includes:

  • Determination of power capacity
  • Power distribution (both LV and HV): correct power supply to the racks as well as to the supporting infrastructure (ventilation, security, lighting, etc.)
  • Uninterruptible power supply
  • Configuration of the desired TIER level with the necessary redundancy
  • Integration of data and telephony cabling in the design
  • Installation of the necessary energy efficiency measures (best practices)
  • Consideration of technological developments, growth scenarios, modularity, etc.

 

 

Security

A reliable security system and seamless integration with the building management of the client is essential in all properly functioning data centres:

  • Fire detection and firefighting (extinguishing gases, sprinklers, misting)
  • Intrusion alarm and access control
  • Lightning conductor and earthing systems
  • Safety signage
  • Leak detection for hazardous products

 

 

Cooling and ventilation

The large concentration of racks and servers in a data centre leads to high energy consumption and high temperatures in the server room. The main challenge in a data centre is to optimally cool the rooms while keeping the costs for air-conditioning and power consumption as low as possible.

  • Integrated cooling systems
  • Application of free cooling and cold corridors
  • Ventilation via raised floors
  • Air flow optimisation
  • Best practices in energy efficiency
  • Use of green energy
  • Best available technology & energy-efficient solutions

 

 

Selected references

More than 30,000 m² of data centre design for national and international customers:

  • KU Leuven
  • Port of Antwerp
  • FPS Finance
  • Flemish Parliament
  • Chamber of Representatives
  • CHU Saint-Pierre
  • FedEx
  • KPN Group Belgium
  • CIBG/CIRB
  • ...