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Data Center Life Cycle Management

Water and energy optimization are often afterthoughts in data center development, even though data centers increasingly face the realities of water scarcity and carbon regulation with expansion of their global footprints. Nalco Water collaborates with leading design and engineering firms to optimize water and carbon usage throughout the data center life cycle.

From data center site selection and design through
post-treatment, we help solve end-to-end water management challenges.

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Strategies for Data Center Site Selection

Water plays a significant role in data center operations. What are the water-related factors that can impact data center site selection?

Through water quality and availability assessments, the Nalco Water team partners with you to work through considerations such as:

  • Sourcing alternative water supplies
  • Budgeting for increasing water prices 
  • Investing in smart water management
  • Engaging stakeholders – internal, community and government
  • Developing a plan for environmental permitting
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Best Practices for Data Center Design

We help companies take a proactive approach to data center site design. With a long-range view of efficiency and site capacity, data centers can scale for the future while avoiding costly retrofitting.

By evaluating water balance details and operational needs, our data center experts support efforts to:

  • Incorporate plans for alternative water supplies into the data center design blueprint
  • Develop and implement water resiliency plans as part of preliminary data center site design
  • Choose cooling system designs based on water prices, availability and operational demands
  • Build action plans based on smart water management and established data center best practices
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Data Center Construction Support to Incorporate Smart Water Design

We help you bring smart data center site designs to life. Data centers gain water security assurance and reduce net potable water footprint through our reduce, reuse and recycle strategies.

Through equipment installation and start-up, we help data centers:

  • Deploy infrastructure to treat water entering and leaving the facility
  • Leverage capabilities to improve water security and sustainability goals
  • Integrate alternative water supplies through equipment and processes
  • Incorporate data center design elements that prepare the site for future water challenges
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Operate and Assess:

Ongoing Data Center Water and Energy Use Optimization (WUE/PUE)

From the day your data center comes online, our team helps put your water management plan into action. Our data center water experts also help monitor for optimization and compliance, to keep you running safely and efficiently.

To maximize operational efficiency and asset health while mitigating water risks, we help data centers:

  • Implement ongoing cooling water treatment
  • Utilize managed operations to oversee non-IT cooling assets
  • Monitor for water safety risk and environmental compliance
  • Audit data center facilities to assess opportunities for additional water use optimization