Surrey County Council

The Council’s secondary data centre facility had not had any significant investment for more than 20 years and the legacy air conditioning infrastructure was no longer sustainable and frequent failures were a major cause for concern for the Council. To address these requirements, the Council's Critical Facilities Team in consultation with their data centre specialist partners, Saradan Design & Management chose to replace the legacy air conditioning infrastructure at its Data Centre with new energy efficient Airedale SmartCool systems.

The SmartCool systems provide market-leading cooling with high airside efficiency. The systems are highly versatile, precision air conditioning units, which are ideally suited to data centres running low, medium, and high-density applications. They feature inverter driven compressors, which deliver a reduced footprint, fast start sequence, and benefit from less cool down in the event of a power failure.

Acting as Design & Build contractor, Saradan Design & Management Limited replaced the existing 4 x Liebert, DX Units for the new SmartCool, Airedale units including all new refrigeration pipework one unit at a time over a 6 week period. The works were successfully completed without any impact to the business critical and highly sensitive services and systems hosted at the data centers.