THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PHYSICS AND REID BUILDINGS - DATACENTRE UPGRADES

Project Completion Date: July 2020

Project Budget: $900,000

Services involved: Electrical

Shamrock were engaged by UWA to carry out the UPS upgrade works at the Physics and Reid Library buildings in Crawley Campus.

Each building’s datacentres had different electrical requirements including, but not limited to the following:

  • Physics building data centre

Replacement of the existing UPS system with 3x new Liebert 120kva units in the physics data centre. Works also included the installation of new switch boards and electrical submains to upgrade the existing systems, creating new power discrimination zones to accommodate the new loading for the switch boards. All these works were all under taken without disruption to the normal operation of the data centre. 

  • Reid library data centre

The Reid Data Centre works involved the installation of a new diesel 350kva generator and auto transfer system, new switch boards and modifications to the main I/O UPS switch board, new submains and sub circuits to accommodate the new loading for the data centre. The  continuation  of  Data  Centre  operations  throughout  the  upgrade  works  was of  the upmost  importance. Shutdown of Data Centre systems or related building services were strictly prohibited.

Shamrock completed all the required works well within expected deadlines and to no disruption to building services.

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