Mechanical 2 - Data Center Heating

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Student Team: Kelcy Guest, Yasmeen Perez, Dylan Parker, Matthew May, Laura Doman
Advisor: Andy Johnston
Sponsoring Organization: HOTSTART
Liaison: Chris McFarland

The ME-2 design team will evaluate the implementation of a heat recovery system within a Hotstart heating system to lower electrical energy consumption. The designed system would take the waste heat from data center cooling chillers and use it to heat the backup generator. The ME-2 design team will evaluate the implementation of a heat recovery system within a HOTSTART heating system to lower electrical energy consumption. The designed system would take the waste heat from data center cooling chillers and use it to heat the backup generators. This will reduce the amount of power utilized to heat the generator engines. The product will be a supplemental piece of equipment, to be installed on existing systems without modification of the main heating element The ME-2 design team will test the heat recovery system at HOTSTART.  Heat exchangers will be installed in series with one of the chillers for their cold rooms, and will heat a test engine in the cold room.   Business reports showing energy savings for potential clients and feasibility reports for HOTSTART will be generated after evaluation of the collected data.

 

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Contact Information

Academic Director:
Toni Boggan
Phone: 509-313-3913

Faculty Director:
Steven Zemke
Phone: 509-313-3554

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