Scott Technology Data Center is one of the most powerful and energy-efficient operations of its type in the Midwest. The project included a renovation of 50,000 square feet of the operation’s existing 80,000 square foot data center and a new 30,000 square foot central power plant. After the project was completed in 2012, the data center was awarded Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification, one of only 20 awarded in the United States.
The Data Center’s energy plant has a Building Management System (BMS) that monitors individual data points including equipment status and alarms, temperature, pressure, and kW. This powerful data helps the operator decide how to operate the plant to ensure equipment optimization and energy efficiency
Engineered Controls began working with Scott Technology in 2012 as part of the original construction team. Since then, Engineered Controls has been assisting operations personnel at Scott Technology in streamline building operations to reduce energy consumption and provide optimal comfort.
The building management system consists of a Honeywell WEBs system architecture and controls a mixture of mechanical and electrical equipment including a Chiller and Boiler Plant, HW and CW Pumps, RTUs, AHUs, ERUs, FCUs, VFDs, VAVs, HPs, CUHs, UHs, EFs and a whole host of integration interfaces as shown below.
The Honeywell WEBs network monitors and controls in excess of 55,000 points.
- Building Automation and Controls
- Energy Metering
- Gas Detection Controls
- 3rd Party Integration
- Battery Monitoring system (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Central Plant Switchboards (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Chillers (LonWorks)
- CRAC Units (BACnet IP)
- Emergency Generators (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Emergency Switches (Modbus TCP/IP)
- UPS Input & Output Systems (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Fire Alarm system (BACnet IP)
- Fuel Monitoring system (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Gas Detection (BACnet IP)
- Heat Recovery Units (LonWorks)
- Power Distribution Units (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Power Metering system (Modbus TCP/IP)
- Variable Frequency Drives (LonWorks)