Welcome to a tutorial tour of Google’s first containerbased data center. There are slots for over 45,000 servers in the 45 containers housed inside. The data center itself went into service in 2005 and supports 10MW of IT equipment load. It has a trailing twelve month average Power Utilization Effectiveness value of 1.25. We start with the plan view, and focus in on the equipment yard we will be visiting. Here, we see the cooling towers, the.
Power distribution centers, and the generator farm. Our first quot;actionquot; shot shows water flowing down the cooling tower fill. The plant itself is designed to maximize waterside economization through a combination of elevated process water temperatures, lowapproach temperature plate and frame heat exchangers, and a chiller bypass path.
As we swing over to the electrical yard, we see a mediumtolow voltage distribution center. The transformer itself is not exotic, but boasts a better than 99.5% efficiency, as evidenced by the relatively small cooling radiators attached to it. As part of the distribution center, the transfer switches serve to connect the generators seen here. Eventually, the output of the distribution center is run into the building through these low voltage cables. Plant tour Here we begin the plant.
Tour. Stepping inside the building, we again pick up the low voltage distribution lines. Cable routing takes place in these standard trays that eventually head off for connection to the container switch panels. We now step into the cooling plant. As we pull back, we get an overall view of the web of piping required to connect all the equipment together. As the water returns from the cooling towers, a portion of it is taken off and directed through a sidestream filtration system, before being returned to the loop.
Continuing on, we trace the piping down to the array of pumps where we see that we experience our share of leaks 🙂 Of course, when we talk about cooling plant efficiency, the chiller uses the most power and is therefore our biggest target. And an important part of reducing chiller hours is the use of plate and frame heat exchangers with their low approach temperature characteristics. We conclude the tour of the plant, with a shot of the thermal storage tanks and the distribution piping that carry the water to the containers. Hangar Tour .
The hangar tour starts with a shot of the bridge crane used to move the containers As we pull back, we get a view of the singlestory side, which is moreclearly seen from a vantage point on the mezzanine. There are 15 containers on the single story side and 30 on the opposing 2 stories. Amongst the safety considerations in using containers, we include emergency exit stairs and egress pathways as required by code at the tail end of the.
Units. This final view gives an idea of the scale of the hangar bay. In this segment, we follow one of our technicians to the container, where he is dispatched to perform a server replacement. Here we see him making his way on his Googleprovided, â€œpersonal transportationâ€� device. He must first verify the machine location. As you see here, each.
Weekly Peek Dragon Rocket Stove Mass Heater Ep5 Completing the Mechanical
Bree: On the previous episode, we installed the zig zag exhaust pipe and tested the dragon rocket stove. (Music) Bree: It’s time to stretch the air intake pipe to reach outside. Gary: We are working on driving a pilot hole. We have to cut through here and put the rest of the intake piping in (Music) Marvin: You’re out.
(Music) Gary: We will just make quick of this. Power tools Marvin: I would have not thought of that. Gary: We went out the other side. Marvin: You know this is five inch. Gary: You know this will fit. Let’s take it out and let’s put it together. Gary: This is my friend Marvin. He is helping us get piping done today.
Just like that. Marvin: Oh Jeeze. That’s perfect! (Music) Gary: I got it off. Shelly: So what’s in there? Gary: oh. it’s a mouse. We have had the rocket stove for several years.
We don’t really burn it a great deal. Just during the really colder winter days. All right, let’s see what kind of dust we are really looking at. Oh look at that.A smithering of dust. Shelly: Let’s get in there and look. Bryson: There was spider webs in it. Which is surprising because spiderwebs melt. Shelly: Hardly nothing huh?.
Bryson: It tells us how cool those pipes actually run. Gary: So it was good to be able to see that most of the heat has been coming off the chamber is what is really radiating into the room. And then the other heat that is coming out of the flu is really being stored in the bench. There is not really a great deal being stored in the bench. Just enough to keep itâ€¦nice and warm to sit on with a little cushion. Bryson: Very heat efficient. Gary: I really wanted to bring the shop vac inside but Shelly wouldn’t let that happen.
Cause those things spread quite a lot of dust. Fortunately we had a window close by and I could put the shop vac in the window. (Music) Shelly: This is our big cob pileâ€¦or clay pile. Are we ready? Shae: I think so. (Music) Shae: I Picked some weeds.
So we are going to just build it up through the course of a few days. Let dry.build it up.that type of deal. I’m at the mental level I want to be at. Shelly: Ha ha, Okâ€¦. (Music) Shae: That will all be taken care of when we get this all built up. (Music) Gary: I stick a little hole in each of the rounds. So that the next stack of cob that goes on that goes on a dryer section, plugs in like.