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Chilled Water Piping for Your Data Center Outline


4r



Course Description:



In data centers, the traditional approach to piping distribution has been to use hard copper or
carbon steel piping with welded, brazed or threaded fittings for routing and branching of the piping
to the computer room air conditioners. With the current trend of increased densities in IT equipment
and more frequent moves, additions, and changes, computer room air conditioners must
occasionally be added to the traditional lay-outs where the use of hard piping becomes problematic.
These additions require new piping to be installed, increasing deployment time of the equipment
and increasing the risk of down time associated with the installation. The result is that there is a
need in the industry for a more flexible modular system of piping that can better accommodate
changing requirements. This course explains this new piping technology and its application to next-
generation data centers.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Discuss the deployment of both traditional hard piping as well as newer, flexible piping
Identify the various failure modes of hard piping and flexible piping installations
Review considerations for deploying both under-floor and overhead hard piping
installations
Compare the benefits of both hard piping and flexible piping for chilled water systems

Agenda
Introduction
Traditional Hard Piping Approaches
Failure Modes of Hard Piping
Under-floor Hard Piping Installation
Overhead Hard Piping Installation
Comparison of Hard & Flexible Piping
Summary

1) Introduction
2) Traditional Hard Piping
3) Hard piping requires the use of:
a) Threaded
b) Grooved
c) Welded
d) Brazed fittings
4) Failure Modes of Hard Piping: Fittings
a) Leak potential
b) Threaded fitting


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c) Welded fitting
d) Electrically isolating fittings
e) Fittings not being installed
f) Incorrect Installation



5) Failure Modes of Hard Piping: Insulation
a) Prevents condensation on pipings exterior
b) Failure Modes of Hard Piping: Insulation
c) Additional Failure Modes of Hard Piping
d) Gasket deterioration
e) Poor quality
f) Vibration
g) Stress
h) Improper assembly
i) Excessive operating
6) Hard Piping: Best Practices
7) Under-floor Hard Piping Installation
8) Overhead Hard Piping Installation
9) Flexible Piping Methodology
10) Improved Reliability
11) Overhead Flexible Piping Installation
12) Under-Floor Flexible Piping
13) Agility and Availability
14) Comparison of Hard Piping and Flexible Piping: Materials
15) Comparison of Hard Piping and Flexible Piping: Cost
16) Comparison of Hard Piping and Flexible Piping: Maintenance
17) Comparison of Hard Piping and Flexible Piping: Leaks
18) Comparison of Hard Piping and Flexible Piping: Start up
19) Total Cost of Ownership
20) Summary