Green Point responds to data centre crisis


03 July 2024

Green Point UK, the compressor remanufacturing and services arm of BITZER UK, ensured critical cooling at a major data centre was maintained following the failure of a number of chillers at the site.

The loss of cooling capacity meant the data centre was vulnerable to a spike in ambient temperatures or an increase in intensity of server usage, which could have overloaded remaining cooling plant at the site, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Will Pribyl, General Manager of Green Point UK, said: "Due to system issues, a number of chillers on site had gone down and the data centre was vulnerable. The work needed to be done immediately to ensure continuity of cooling, and the on-site contractor was under pressure to solve the problem."

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Green Point UK fast-tracked full strip-down and remanufacture of five BITZER CSH95111 and CSH95113 semi-hermetic screw compressors. As part of the process, the compressors were upgraded to the latest BITZER specification.

Pribyl added: "The upgrade effectively took what were first generation units up to the same specification as BITZER's latest third generation units, improving energy performance and reliability, and ensuring spare part support for the foreseeable future."

Green Point UK is now supporting the contractor on improving the resilience of other data centre facilities it is responsible for, including use of monitoring via the BITZER Digital Network.