• Data Center Module Housed within FORTRUST Phase 6A Expansion
  • Data Center Module Housed within FORTRUST Phase 6A Expansion
  • Unloading of Data Center Module to be Installed in Phase 6A Expansion Space
  • Rack of UPS System Batteries for FORTRUST Phase 6A Expansion
  • (left to right) Oil-filled Transformer, Circuit Breaker, and Unit Substation
  • Plaque Displaying Tier III Design Certification by the Uptime Institute
  • Denver, Colorado

    The RMH Group delivered comprehensive mechanical/electrical planning, design, and construction phase services for an 11 MW infrastructure buildout to house high-reliability data center modules for Iron Mountain’s (formerly FORTRUST) colocation clients. The project involved building out 33,500 SF of shell space into a raised-floor computer room with electrical power and cooling requirements exceeding 100 watts per SF. Maintaining extremely high levels of data processing equipment reliability was a top priority, and the design team worked diligently to deliver a  facility that offers near-100% availability. The Phase 6A expansion provides redundant components (N + 1) and multiple independent cooling and power distribution paths serving data processing equipment. By delivering this high level of reliability, the Phase 6A expansion earned Tier III design certification from the Uptime Institute. Tier III design certification is the second highest level of design certification and is only awarded to projects that deliver nearly unparalleled levels of redundancy and reliability. The HVAC system was designed to maintain environmental conditions per the client’s Service Level Agreements relating to space temperature and humidity requirements. Cooling is provided by a closed-loop propylene glycol chilled water system cooled by an N+1 series of 440-ton air-cooled chillers. The raised-floor space is conditioned by chilled water computer room air conditioning units with internal humidification capability. To improve power utilization effectiveness (PUE) and to reduce first cost of the mechanical system, the new cooling units use return water from other building systems. The cooling system was designed to be expandable to accommodate future phases. A separate ventilation air system provides pressurization and fresh air to all raised-floor spaces. The RMH-designed electrical systems consist of dual 13.2 kV utility feeds into the building from two separate utility substations. Electrical power is supplied by two circuits in an A and B configuration to each computer rack.  The A and B circuits are fed from redundant sources through uninterruptable power and conditioning systems to protect critical computer loads. In case of loss of utility power, backup power is provided by a series of 2.0 and 2.5 MW generators.
 

Iron Mountain Interior Buildout, Phase 6A Expansion

Denver, Colorado

The RMH Group delivered comprehensive mechanical/electrical planning, design, and construction phase services for an 11 MW infrastructure buildout to house high-reliability data center modules for Iron Mountain’s (formerly FORTRUST) colocation clients. The project involved building out 33,500 SF of shell space into a raised-floor computer room with electrical power and cooling requirements exceeding 100 watts per SF.

Maintaining extremely high levels of data processing equipment reliability was a top priority, and the design team worked diligently to deliver a  facility that offers near-100% availability. The Phase 6A expansion provides redundant components (N + 1) and multiple independent cooling and power distribution paths serving data processing equipment. By delivering this high level of reliability, the Phase 6A expansion earned Tier III design certification from the Uptime Institute. Tier III design certification is the second highest level of design certification and is only awarded to projects that deliver nearly unparalleled levels of redundancy and reliability.

The HVAC system was designed to maintain environmental conditions per the client’s Service Level Agreements relating to space temperature and humidity requirements. Cooling is provided by a closed-loop propylene glycol chilled water system cooled by an N+1 series of 440-ton air-cooled chillers. The raised-floor space is conditioned by chilled water computer room air conditioning units with internal humidification capability. To improve power utilization effectiveness (PUE) and to reduce first cost of the mechanical system, the new cooling units use return water from other building systems. The cooling system was designed to be expandable to accommodate future phases. A separate ventilation air system provides pressurization and fresh air to all raised-floor spaces.

The RMH-designed electrical systems consist of dual 13.2 kV utility feeds into the building from two separate utility substations. Electrical power is supplied by two circuits in an A and B configuration to each computer rack.  The A and B circuits are fed from redundant sources through uninterruptable power and conditioning systems to protect critical computer loads. In case of loss of utility power, backup power is provided by a series of 2.0 and 2.5 MW generators.

Tier III Design Certification