Data Centre EcoDesign

Data Centre Construction

Data Centre Cooling

Data Centre Fire Suppression

Data Centre Technical

Data Centre Engineering

Data Centre Management

Data Centre Micro Datacentre & Hub Rooms

  • EcoDesign

    EcoDesign™ represents Workspace Technology’s commitment to help clients reduce their carbon footprint through the deployment of energy efficient technology and design.


  • Construction

    Creating the space through planning, design, installation and data centre construction services.


  • Cooling

    Efficient cooling and airflow deployed through a range of data centre air conditioning, free cooling technology, aisle containment and airflow management.


  • Fire Suppression

    Mission critical environments through the installation of fire detection and fire supression systems.


  • Technical

    Technical infrastructure & technology including structured cabling equipment racks & accessories, communications and related technical services.


  • Engineering

    Powering architecture through LV switchgear, mechanical and critical distribution, PDUs, power generators, UPS systems and intelligent rack distribution.


  • Management

    Proactive management, environmental monitoring & security incorporating data centre management, environmental and physical security, monitoring and energy management solutions.


  • Micro Datacentre & Hub Rooms

    “Micro” Data Centre and “Repeatable” Hub Rooms solutions are designed to address the requirements of small server rooms, comms rooms and wiring closet environments.


LV Panel Boards

Workspace Technology design solutions to meet availability, system reliability and concurrent maintainability of equipment, depending on your Data Centre’s “Tier” level design performance criteria. As a minimum, we aim to design Tier II solutions with recommendations for Tier III where businesses require enhanced levels of fault tolerance.

Uptime Institute Data Centre Tier Classification Summary Table
Details Tier I Tier II Tier III Tier IV
Number of Paths Only 1 Only 1 1 Active,
1 Passive
2 Active
Redundancy N N+1 N+1 S+S (2 N+1)
Compartmentalisation No No No Yes
Concurrently Maintainable No No Yes Yes
Fault Tolerance to Worst Case None None None Yes

Source – The Uptime Institute

LV Panel Board Features

  • Fully welded and modular sheet steel construction cubicles
  • Fully and partially type tested ASTA Certified busbar systems up to 6300A
  • Front and rear access designs, suitable for top or bottom entry cables
  • Standard paint finish RAL 7032 Light Grey, with all other RAL and BS colours available on request
  • Ingress protection of IP31 as standard with ratings available up to IP54
  • Circuit Breakers & Switch disconnections including ACB’s, MCCB’s Fusewitches and MCB or fuseboards in fixed, withdrawable and plug-in formats
  • Integrated metering typically based on Schneider PM750 systems
  • Equipment can incorporate a wide range of intelligent system controls and automation with conventional relay logic control or PLC systems
  • Provisions for thermographic surveys.

ATS Panel Systems

Workspace Technology offers a range of Automatic Transfer Switching systems, designed for fully automated initiation and switchover of power to the standby generator equipment.

Workspace Technology offers solutions which provide:-

  • Discrete or modular changeover systems, with fully integrated internal security and mechanical and electrical interlocking.
  • Our innovative installations combine the benefits of switching technology and fast operation with unique control flexibility.
  • Integrated “Manual Security” function operated via a standard Allen key.
  • A complete range of standard accessories is available: bridging bars, voltage sensing kits, auxiliary contacts and terminal shrouds.

Bypass Panels

To support servicing of UPS systems without the need to power down critical services, bypass panels are installed. Typical designs will support a range of UPS topology’s with full interlock capability.

Depending on the UPS architecture, panels form part of the main LV board, or are standalone units paired with distributed modular UPS systems.


LV Switchgear PDU Brochure

Workspace Technology’s data centre experts design and install LV panel board and associated power distribution to match the availability and performance of the most demanding environments.

Published January 2012

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