In this paper, design and economic analysis for applying a novel type of heat pipe into cold energy storage systems have been proposed and discussed. The heat pipe cold energy storage systems can be designed into several types that are ice storage, cold water storage and pre-cool heat exchanger. Those systems can be used for co-operating with conventional chiller system for cooling data centers. The heat load used for discussing in this paper is 8800 kW which represents a large scale data center. The methodology addressed in this paper can be also converted into the middle and small sizes of the data centers. This type of storage system will help to downsize the chiller and decrease its running time that would be able to save significant electricity cost and decrease green house gas emissions from the electricity generation. The proposed systems can be easily connected into the existing conventional systems without major design changes. The analysis in this paper is using Air Freezing Index AFI >= 400 °C-days/year for sizing the heat pipe modules. For the locations where AFI has different value the storage size will be varied accordingly. The paper also addressed a result that an optimum size of cold energy storage system that should be designed at a level to handle 60% of total yearly heat load of a data center.
- Heat Transfer Division
Data Center Energy Conservation by Heat Pipe Cold Energy Storage System
Wu, XP, Mochizuki, M, Mashiko, K, Nguyen, T, Nguyen, T, Wuttijumnong, V, Cabusao, G, Singh, R, & Akbarzadeh, A. "Data Center Energy Conservation by Heat Pipe Cold Energy Storage System." Proceedings of the 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference. 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 3. Washington, DC, USA. August 8–13, 2010. pp. 701-709. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IHTC14-23128
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