Case Study 10

A National Clothing Retailer.

A national clothing retailer needed a cost effective method to install a new modular data center at its central distribution facility in northeast Georgia. The IT containers, or “PODS”, were purchased by the customer and there was a need for a cost effective solution that provided engineering and project management services to integrate the purchased equipment into the existing facility while supporting it with a new normal and emergency power service.
Prime Power reviewed the specifications for the equipment that was purchased and determined that the generator portion of the modular design was insufficiently sized to provide the same capacity for future growth as the UPS, Data, and Chiller modules of the system.

Prime Power engineers determined that a new 1500kVA utility service would be required and coordinated the installation of a new service transformer at the existing facility with the local EMC. Prime Power designed the controls and distribution hardware for a new Service Entrance Transfer Switch to enable total site backup with the revised generator package. Prime Power also performed a short circuit analysis and breaker coordination study for the new data center electrical distribution including normal, emergency, and conditioned power circuits.

Prime Power engineers worked with the OEM providers of the IT containers to design and install a complete electrical distribution system for the new critical system. The new design included a new utility service entrance, new main distribution system, emergency transfer switch design, construction, installation, and the provision of a new 1500kW Cummins diesel generator that integrated seamlessly into the other OEM components.
Additionally, Prime Power oversaw the installations of both the mechanical chiller package and the new security and fire suppression system for the modular data center. These systems were also procured by the customer with Prime Power working directly with the OEMs to ensure that all systems were fully integrated among the several different manufacturers.