• CFD Model Depicting Airflow within Denver Water Data Center
  • CFD Model Depicting Airflow within Denver Water Data Center
  • CFD Model Depicting Airflow within Denver Water Data Center
  • Denver Water

    Centennial, Colorado

    Denver Water—Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility—provides water to 1.3 million people in metro Denver. The RMH Group served as the mechanical/electrical engineer and CFD modeler for Denver Water’s new 3,000 SF Highlands Office Facility which includes 1,000 SF of data center space designed to Tier II guidelines. RMH engineers utilized CFD modeling software to help optimize airflow within the data center. For example, CFD modeling helped RMH engineers determine the viability of implementing a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration, which has the primary benefit of conserving energy and lowering cooling costs by managing air flow. Through CFD modeling, RMH engineers were also able to predict server rack temperatures, which were then compared with temperature guidelines developed by the server manufacturers. Based on this comparison, RMH engineers were able to optimize their design to maintain temperature levels within a prescribed range.   
 

Denver Water Highlands Office Facility

Denver Water

Centennial, Colorado

Denver Water—Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility—provides water to 1.3 million people in metro Denver. The RMH Group served as the mechanical/electrical engineer and CFD modeler for Denver Water’s new 3,000 SF Highlands Office Facility which includes 1,000 SF of data center space designed to Tier II guidelines.

RMH engineers utilized CFD modeling software to help optimize airflow within the data center. For example, CFD modeling helped RMH engineers determine the viability of implementing a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration, which has the primary benefit of conserving energy and lowering cooling costs by managing air flow. Through CFD modeling, RMH engineers were also able to predict server rack temperatures, which were then compared with temperature guidelines developed by the server manufacturers. Based on this comparison, RMH engineers were able to optimize their design to maintain temperature levels within a prescribed range.