Project overview

Morson Projects were appointed by the Rosebery Group on behalf of Unilever to deliver Monitoring and Control Building Management Systems for two geographically dispersed mission critical data centres.

OUR SOLUTION

The Unilever European IT Data Centres house a vast number of servers hosting mission critical applications. Maintaining optimum temperature and humidity within the server rooms is essential to the efficient operations of the centre and to maximise server uptime.

Works included full system design, installation, testing and commissioning of hot standby PLC systems, with SCADA and redundant remote I/O for the monitoring and control of cooling plant, standby generators, switchboards, and UPS equipment.

The data centres house a large number of servers hosting mission critical applications. Maintaining an optimum temperature and humidity within the server rooms is essential to the efficient operations of the centre.

In addition to ‘monitor only’ systems, our recent works have included localised ‘cell’ cooling, controlling temperature per area based on the dynamic requirements of the different technologies throughout the centre. The following systems and services have been designed and installed:

Systems

  • Schneider PLC Control System
  • Citect SCADA System
  • Fully Integrated Application
  • Advantys Remote I/O
  • Advents OTB Islands

Services

  • Project Design
  • Installation, Testing, Commissioning
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Value Engineering
  • Obsolescence Planning

Ematics have built resilience into the system from the beginning, such that if the server at one site should fail, the server at the other site is able to take over and itself provide SCADA functionality for both sites. The latest systems now include hot standby PLCs and redundant I/O networks for the control of the cooling equipment. An Integrated SCADA application has been developed which provides supervisory control and monitoring for all BMS equipment across both data centres. Ematics have built resilience into the system from the beginning, such that if the server at one site should fail, the server at the other site is able to take over and itself provide SCADA functionality for both sites.

Our Services

Delivering the project requirements to an agreed Statement of Work (SOW), the Morson Projects team carried out services to include:

  • CAD Drawing
  • Containment System Design
  • Electrical Services
  • Installation
  • Network Infrastructure Design
  • SCADA Systems Integration
  • Site Surveys
  • Software Development
  • System Architecture Design
  • Testing & Commissioning