Data Center Environmental Monitoring

Accurate instrumentation for data center temperature and humidity control

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Stable instrumentation is the key in maintaining correct temperature and humidity levels

Data centers are the brains of almost any company whose success depends on efficient and reliable software operations. As there is quite a bit of powerful hardware sitting in one place, data centers must be safeguarded against both external and internal environmental influences, while the buildings also require sufficient cooling. Data centers consume significant amounts of energy on a global scale. What are the ways to improve energy efficiency and PUE (power usage effectiveness) in data centers? 

Measure it properly. One of the most important requirements to reduce your cooling costs is to measure the conditions properly in the first place. Your control can be only as good as your measurement. Even small measurement errors can increase the energy bill significantly.

Design it wisely. Can you benefit from air-side economizers or evaporative coolers, for example? Choose the right humidity parameter for the instrument, and choose an instrument designed for the measurement location.

Keep your instruments in good shape! All instruments need periodic checking. Choose instruments that have minimal long-term drifting and plan for their service schedule. Ensure that your instruments are easily served.

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Get better profits by data-driven decisions

Growing demand for capacity and speed are driving the industry to expand and optimize, employing significant amounts of equipment that require specific environmental conditions to operate reliably. This escalating demand is combined with the need for continuous and uninterrupted operation. Enabled by a network of sensors, operators consistently monitor conditions to provide assurances to their customers.

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Support the highest uptimes

As the request for data arises, so does the demand for uptimes. Keeping it cool is the most crucial act in upkeeping the datacenters. Everything can't be controlled, but you'll be getting quite close with the 99,999% uptime by accurate HVAC measurements.

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Measure the weather outdoors to optimize climate indoors

Data center cooling can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location and the local climate. Refrigerant cooling consumes a lot of energy, but its usage can be reduced by taking the changes of the climate into consideration. WXT530 series weather transmitters are easy to connect with the control system to optimize indoor environment.

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For reliability, consistency and accuracy

Critical environments require high-performance environmental monitoring and measurements to operate consistently and within specifications. As data centers are expected to run 24/7 all year round, failures are not an option. Even small measurement errors can increase the energy bill significantly. Reliable sensors do make a difference.

For reliability, consistency and accuracy

Critical environments require high-performance environmental monitoring and measurements to operate consistently and within specifications. As data centers are expected to run 24/7 all year round, failures are not an option. Even small measurement errors can increase the energy bill significantly. Reliable sensors do make a difference.

Easy to maintain

  • Easy field-checking
  • Exchangeable probes
  • Calibration services 24/7

High Accuracy & Stability

  • Enabler of precise controls
  • Unbeatable long-term stability
  • Low total cost of ownership

Factory calibrated

  • World-class sensor technology
  • Proven accuracy
  • Traceable calibration certificate

Complete measurement solution from Vaisala

Data centers need excellent climate control to ensure that equipment and critical networks are kept up and running. Inadequate temperature and humidity control can lead to extensive – and expensive – equipment failure. When looking for high-quality monitoring solutions for several customer data centers, contact Vaisala.

Wall-mount Temperature and Humidity Sensors

Wall-mount sensors measure the actual conditions inside the data center. Temperature and humidity measurements are used as input in cooling control and environmental monitoring. Even small measurement errors can cause significant increases in your energy bill. Choosing high-quality instruments and maintaining them in good condition is worth the effort. 

Duct Humidity and Temperature Sensors

The duct humidity and temperature sensors are installed in ducts of air-handling units to measure incoming air or return air from the data center. Some of the duct sensors may be subject to harsh conditions in humidifiers or in inlet air ducts. In addition to relative humidity, you can also receive calculated humidity parameters direct from the transmitter, such as dew point, frost point, wet bulb or enthalpy.  

Outdoor Sensors

Outdoor measurements include humidity and temperature transmitters as well as weather transmitters with the most important weather parameters. In addition to relative humidity, you can also receive calculated humidity parameters direct from the transmitter, including dew point, wet bulb or enthalpy.

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