The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Data Center



The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Data Center


Philadelphia, PA


2,500 Sq. Ft.


MEP / FP Design


Wick Fisher White provided a high density cooling solution for the Data Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Data Center’s raised floor could not handle the air quantities required to cool the blade server cabinets that were installed by the IT department. These cabinets were spread throughout the 2,500 sf critical space. Cooling units were installed in the equipment line-ups to supplement the cooling required to satisfy the space. The cooling units were served from a heat exchanger off the main hospital chilled water system. The blade server cabinets reject approximately 12 kW of heat each. The APC chilled water in row cooling units were placed in the areas of the increased heat loads. The APC solution was recommended from a previous study completed by Wick Fisher White, where we indicated the air distribution was not adequate enough to satisfy the increased heat load.