Acoustic Containerised Solutions for Data Centre Standby Power Systems

20th May 2024

Author: Wakefield Acoustics – Noise Control Specialists | Last Updated: May 2024

As data centres continue to expand to meet the ever-growing demands of digital infrastructure, ensuring their reliability and efficiency has never been more critical. One vital aspect of maintaining this reliability is the standby power system, which kicks in during power outages to prevent data loss and downtime. However, traditional standby power systems often come with a significant drawback: noise pollution. This is where acoustic containerised solutions come into play.

What are Acoustic Containerised Solutions?

Acoustic containerised solutions are specially designed enclosures that house standby power systems, such as generators, within soundproofed housings. These containers not only protect the equipment from environmental factors but also significantly reduce the noise emitted during operation.

Benefits of Acoustic Containerised Solutions

  1. Noise Reduction: The primary advantage is the substantial reduction in noise levels. Standard generators can produce noise levels exceeding 100 dB, and acoustic containers can reduce this to acceptable levels
  2. Environmental Protection: Containers shield the equipment from adverse weather conditions, dust, and other environmental hazards, thereby extending the lifespan of the machinery.
  3. Space Efficiency: Acoustic containers are designed to optimize space usage.
  4. Enhanced Security: The robust design of these containers adds an extra layer of security against theft and vandalism.
  5. Mobility and Flexibility: These solutions are often modular and portable, allowing for easy relocation or reconfiguration as the data centre grows or as needs change.

Key Considerations When Choosing Acoustic Containerised Solutions

  1. Noise Reduction Specifications: Assess the noise reduction levels offered by different solutions. Ensure that they meet the specific requirements of your data centre’s location.
  2. Ventilation and Cooling: Effective ventilation and cooling mechanisms are essential to prevent overheating of the standby power systems
  3. Durability and Build Quality: The container should be constructed from high-quality, durable materials to withstand harsh environmental conditions and ensure long-term protection.
  4. Ease of Maintenance: Consider the accessibility of the container for regular maintenance and inspections

Acoustic containerised solutions offer a smart, efficient, and effective way to manage standby power systems in data centres. By addressing noise pollution and providing robust protection for essential equipment, these solutions ensure data centres can maintain continuous, reliable operations without compromising on environmental and regulatory standards.