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Active Air provides cooling and power solution at IT communications facility

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article image Active Air Rentals provided two generators to supply power to the 20kW portable air conditioners installed on each floor

Active Air Rentals provided a comprehensive temporary cooling solution along with power to a high functioning communications facility in Liverpool, Sydney to keep the critical operation running efficiently.

Active Air was contacted by their client, Haden that serviced a high functioning IT communications facility in Liverpool. The facility served the greater western Sydney area, with thousands of people and businesses relying on their service. Equipment within the facility required a 21°C ambient temperature to continue running efficiently. When the chiller located on the roof failed, Active Air was called in within a few hours to provide an urgent solution.

Temperatures inside had already reached a critical 33°C with the equipment risking shutdown at 35°C. Since there were a lot of sensitive and critical power requirements on site, accessing power would be difficult. Additionally, the facility was four storeys high; with no internal access or lift, getting the units into position would also be challenging.

Active Air Rentals was able to assess the situation over the phone with Haden, allowing them to commission the required equipment and load the delivery trucks promptly. A hi-crane delivered the units through access windows on each floor as well as the roof. Active Air Rentals provided two generators to supply power to the 20kW portable air conditioners installed on each floor with distribution boards used to run power to each section.

The complete installation took eight hours, and the temperature within the facility was returned to 21°C within 12 hours of the chiller failure. The rental solution was in place for a week while necessary maintenance was carried out to the site’s chiller system.

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