Critical Systems and Data Center Facilities (103 projects)

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Premiere Critical Systems Project: Cobalt Data Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012

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Project Description: This project was a data center specializing in secure, high-density, network-rich colocation delivered with exceptional customer service. Cobalt provides next-generation environmental systems, security, redundant power systems, and robust fiber networks that can host and accommodate requirements of the most demanding colocation customers.

Scope of Work:  TMCx Solutions provided complete Integrated Systems Testing, with multiple failure scenarios. Testing met NETA standards and included Circuit Breaker Primary Injection Testing and Power Thermography. During the pre-functional testing, TMCx represented Cobalt to ensure quality installation of the equipment contracted under our scope of work. This included site walks during the installation of critical electrical equipment. We ensured the equipment was installed per construction documents and that the equipment ratings matched the submitted documents approved by Cobalt.

Challenges & Successes: During a test with a series of three simulated power interruptions, a generator breaker trip issue was identified. This issue was unexpected, since the sequence had worked multiple times prior to failing. During the re-test, the generator technician was able to resolve the issue by modifying the software timer in the shutdown sequence. A second generator experienced the same issue during re-testing, but responded successfully to the solution.

Commissioning Results:  TMCx identified 4 critical electrical systems issues.


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