Data Center 2 renovation nears completion

After a seven-month power and cooling renovation, Data Center 2 (DC2) is better positioned to support the future growth of university critical business processes and to protect them against outages.

In July, the DC2 Team finished its last two major projects — installations of a backup chiller and a generator. The team had already replaced the center’s water pumps with chilled water piping to support four new chilled water HVAC units, which had replaced the existing air-cooled climate control units.

The remaining work includes installing a piping connection for the new chiller, separating the center’s utilities from other power sources, completing building inspections, and testing of the center’s temperature, power and water pressure.

The project is still on track to be completed at the end of this month. See SysNews for continuing updates.