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Data Centres - Introduction to M&E Services - SOLD OUT

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 11 November 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €395

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1


This course provides an introduction to the data centre industry with particular emphasis on power and cooling systems. 


The aim of this course is to give mechanical and electrical engineers a good understanding of the data centre industry and in particular to provide an introduction to the design of the power and cooling systems. 

This course will benefit mechanical and electrical engineers and contractors involved in the supply chain for data centres and other mission critical projects. It is also an ideal introductory course for anyone wishing to attend other CPD courses in relation to power and cooling systems for mission critical projects.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course attendees will have a good understanding of the following:

Types of Data Centres, Tier classification etc.
Critical Systems and Redundancy
Power systems
Cooling Systems
Fire, Security and Building Management Systems

Course Programme

  • Part 1 – Types of Data Centres
    Colocation – CoLo / Wholesale DCs
    Hyper Scale / Enterprise DCs 
    Small Scale - Private & Edge DCs
    Understanding Resilience, Reliability, Redundancy
    DC Tier Classification
    Layout of Typical Data Centres
    Part 2 – Energy Usage and efficiency in DCs
    Energy efficiency metrics
    Energy usage
    Improving energy efficiency in existing DCs
    Part 3 – Power Systems
    MV and main LV Distribution Typical configurations
    Generator Systems
    UPS systems
    Part 4 – Cooling Systems
    The need for cooling
    Environmental Classes of IT Equipment
    Chilled Water CRACs
    Air and Water Cooled DX CRACs
    Pumped DX CRACs
    Direct and indirect Adiabatic Cooling
    Air management issues
    Hot and cold aisle containment
    Part 5 – Fire, Security and Building Management Systems
    Fire Suppression Systems
    Security Systems – Intruder, Access Control and CCTV
    Building Management Systems
Other CPD Courses in this Series
  • Role of the M&E Consultant
  • LV Power Distribution Design
  • MV Power Distribution Design


Trainer Profile

Brendan Dervan is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of mechanical and electrical building services including; design, installation, commissioning and maintenance. After completing an electrical apprenticeship in 1982 he went on to study electrical engineering in DIT. 

He has worked in M&E consultancy at senior engineer / director level since 1990. In 1999 he started his own M&E consultancy, Dervan Engineering Consultants (DEC), which merged with Cundall in 2016. His Company provided M&E consultancy and project management services to a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors. In 2013, Brendan completed an MSc in Energy Management with TU Dublin. His thesis researched the improvement of energy efficiency in existing data centres. 

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11 November 2019


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