HP5000 Chimney system for Sberbank Data Centre in Russia

Schiedel were involved with the New Skolkovo site in Russia, which is one of the biggest Data Centres in Europe. It was constructed for the main bank of Russia, Sberbank. This project was designed by Zaha Hadid.

Many thanks to our colleagues in Schiedel Russia, who provided this article.

Main task of Sberbank Data Centre is to increase the reliability of Sberbank’s IT systems and ensure the growth of its IT infrastructure. At the same time, reliable power supply of such an object is the main condition for its high operational stability.

Data Centre consists of five standard modules, is 2000 server racks with each power station capacity of 8 kW, which corresponds to a density of 3.2 kW / m2. The maximum power of all power receiving devices of the data center is 29.9 MW.

In order to improve the reliability of power supply, the facility has two power supply systems: main and standby.

Dynamic rotary uninterruptible power supplies (DRUPS), production by Holland company Hitec Power Protection, are used as sources for the system of uninterrupted guaranteed power supply. The generator is powered by Сummins diesel engines. This DRUPS has a capacity of 1880 kW in continuous load mode.

One of the main tasks that designers and builders at the site had to solve was the removal of exhaust gases from powerful diesel engines. The parameters of the installation require a temperature stability of 450°C and a gas-tightness of up to 5000 Pa.

When choosing a modular flue system, the most important condition was the gas tightness of the module connections, ensuring the indicated quality for the entire lifetime of the chimneys. This requirement became one of the most important according about 20 m of each flue length passes inside the building through the premises where personnel and expensive equipment.

Place chimneys on the facade of the center’s date did not allow the specificity of the architectural and planning solutions of the object. Accordingly, an important factor in choosing a modular flue system was static strength, because the height of the chimney at the facility is 32 m and the system is subject to severe wind loads.

When a customer was choosing a chimney system, various solutions of domestic and foreign companies were considered, but only Schiedel’s HP5000 chimney system satisfied all the requirements.

The main delivery parameters * at Skolkovo:

  • HP 5000 system – diameter 450 mm with insulation thickness 25 mm
  • HP 5000 system – diameter 450 mm with insulation thickness 75 mm to maintain the microclimate and safety of personnel
  • Total sales – 870 000 Euro
  • Sales volume in running meters – 1200
  • Total number of chimneys – 24
  • The total length of each chimney – 50
  • Location – Moscow region, 5 km from Moscow Ring Road
  • Official name – Date Center of Sberbank in Innovation Center Skolkovo

*Comments: this delivery parameter is only for 4 models. In June-July 2018, delivery and installation for 5 modules is planned.

Sberbank Data Centre was created by theLondon Architectural Bureau Zaha Hadid Architects.

It was founded by British architect Zaha Hadid in 1979. She is the first woman to become the winner of the most prestigious award of the world architectural community – the Pritzker Prize. The architect died at the age of 65 on March 31, 2016 and she was one of the three most influential architects on the planet. Among her works are the National Museum of Arts of the XXI century in Rome, the Water Sports Center in London, the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati and the Guangzhou Opera House.

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