WHAT IS CFD?
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) uses numerical methods to simulate the thermal and airflow characteristics in a facility. By combining CFD simulation with 3D modeling, Northshore is able to visualize how air and heat move through a data center. CFD helps you determine whether your cooling systems are functioning optimally and as designed. It can identify hotspots where equipment is receiving too little airflow as well as areas that are receiving a surplus of cooling, thus wasting energy.
WHY SHOULD I CONDUCT A CFD ANALYSIS ON MY BUILDING?
If your cooling distribution is inefficient, more energy will be required to keep your IT equipment from overheating. Modeling the ways in which airflow of different temperatures moves through your facility arms your team with the information it needs to make strategic airflow adjustments that decrease energy consumption and reduce costs.
DIGITAL INFORMATION IS FUNDAMENTALLY A THERMODYNAMIC EXCHANGE OF ENERGY. CFD SIMULATES THIS EXCHANGE, ENABLING ORGANIZATIONS TO MAKE BETTER, MORE EFFICIENT DECISIONS.
THE NORTHSHORE APPROACH
At Northshore, we leverage industry-leading diagnostic tools to construct a 3D CFD simulation of your facility. This model will help you visualize and identify the thermodynamic gaps and waste present throughout your building.
Ultimately, a CFD model is a call to action, a map to give data center service providers the information they need to reduce their energy consumption costs.
In addition to merely providing the map, Northshore can help you transform this dataset into a schedule of improvements and optimizations that increase the efficiency of your building and reduce your operational expenses.
For us, taking this additional step is essential to the profitability of your building.
Many of our clients have found that the energy savings they accrue more than justifies an investment in CFD modeling and the energy efficiency upgrades that come from this process.