Entries by Cova

iMasons IM100 Awards 2020

Sophia Flucker has won the Infrastructure Masons IM100 Award which recognises industry leaders for their contributions to the digital infrastructure sector! The iMasons Awards recognise those who share commitments to: Increase industry awareness Enhance education opportunities Champion diversity & inclusion Inspire sustainability Promote innovation and technical excellence Congratulations Sophia!

OI’s online course:

‘An Introduction to Data Centre Risk’ – CIBSE CPD accredited, offers the only online course dedicated to assessing and analysing risk in the data centre.

Circular Economy publication

The significance of product design in the circular economy: A sustainable approach to the design of data centre equipment as demonstrated via the CEDaCI design case study, K. Kerwin, D. Andrews, B. Whitehead, N. Adibi, S. Lavandeira, Materials Today: Proceedings, Online: 30-04-2022    

Integrated Systems Testing with an operator, client-focused approach

Brief To demonstrate that the designed levels of infrastructure resilience and redundancy were achieved in practice, and provide a platform for knowledge transfer to ensure on-site teams are prepared in the event of failure. Approach: Guided by the understanding that human error is the main risk of downtime, Operational Intelligence engaged with all relevant parties […]

Basis of Design – Defining and outlining an optimal specification for the client

Brief To work alongside clients to advise and outline their defined needs for new builds in various locations around South America. Approach: We collaboratively engaged with key stakeholders, and analysed various design options and their long-term outcomes, including total cost of ownership. We analysed the feasibility of new technologies, and gave the client control to […]

Free cooling in the UK

Exploiting free cooling in the UK through application of research and development Brief To evaluate the feasibility of retrofitting free cooling to a high resilience legacy design. Approach: Evaluating meteorological data, a model was created to review different design options. Once the most favourable option was decided upon, OI continued their involvement through the installation […]

Maximising Free Cooling Opportunities

Brief To inform on and implement the most appropriate free cooling system, and provide knowledge transfer of key theories and psychrometric tools for a 20,000m2, 30MW build.   Approach: Based on detailed calculations using meteorological data, we evaluated direct and indirect airside free cooling designs for the new build, and provided recommendations to help the […]