Data Center Decomissioning

Boxborough Data Center

Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Decommissioned Data Center. Iron Flag Power Systems (IFPS) purchased, de-installed and removed the equipment specified below.

The Details

1. Generators – Disconnected, de-installed and removed (4) Diesel Generators. 
IFPS provided the following scope of work: Electrical disconnects, removed feeds, drained diesel fuel, unbolted from pad, removed mufflers, and loaded onto IFPS provided truck.

  • (2) 2008 CAT 2000kw Diesel Generators Model – 3516C
  • (2) 2003 CAT 1500kw Diesel Generators Model – 3512
  • Associated paralleling gear and ATS’s
  • (2) 2500 Gallon Fuel Tanks – IFPS evacuated diesel fuel.

2. CRAC – Disconnected, de-installed and removed Liebert CRAC units and associated dry
coolers and chillers.

IFPS provided the following scope of work: Electrical disconnects, removed feeds, mechanical disconnect, evacuated refrigerant, evacuated glycol loops, de-installed, and loaded onto IFPS provided truck.

Original (DC1/DC2 Loop):

  • (64) Mix of 20-30 Ton Liebert Glycol Units
  • (10) Rooftop Dry-Coolers
  • (DC2) Liebert XD System Containing (3) XDC units & (60) XDV units.

2009 DC3 Loop:

  • (3) Motivair free-cooling Chillers
  • APC RP Units (10kw-16kw per server cabinet)

3. UPS’s – Disconnected, de-installed and removed (5) Powerware and MGE UPS‘s, batteries
and cabinets.

IFPS provided the following scope of work: Electrical disconnects, removed feeds, removed batteries, disassembled, palletized, and loaded onto IFPS provided truck.

  • (2) Powerware 1100KVA UPS’s Model: 9395-1100
  • (3) MGE 400KVA UPS’s Model: 72-130104-00
  • All associated battery cabinets and battery racking (populated) Battery count:
    • Cabinets – 186 / Racks – 240 VLRA Batteries
  • Control cabinets (MBP) associated with UPS‘s

4. Switchgear – Disconnected, de-installed and removed all electrical distribution equipment
directly associated with the generators, UPS’s, AC’s and data center equipment removed.

IFPS provided the following scope of work: Electrical disconnects, disassembled, palletized, and loaded onto IFPS provided truck.

  • Electrical distribution equipment: Distribution panels, panel boards, motor control cabinets, Automatic Transfer Switches, MBP, transformers and / or any other electrical switchgear and equipment directly associated with equipment removed.

5. PDU’s – Disconnected, de-installed and removed PDU’s, STS’s and Remote Power Panels
(RPP).

IFPS provided the following scope of work: Electrical disconnects, removed feeds, disassembled, palletized, and loaded onto IFPS provided truck.

  • Associated PDU/RPP’s/STS’s – Model – Various

6. Fire Suppression – Disconnected, de-installed and removed FE-227 Gas Fire Suppression system and (8) Pre-Action fire suppression water pumps.

IFPS provided the following scope of work: Disconnected, palletized, removed from building and load onto MPS provided trucks.

  • Associated FE-227 Cylinders
  • Pre-Action water pumps.

7. Raised Access Flooring – De-installed and removed raised access flooring, and
Understructure.

IFPS provided the following scope of work: Disassembled, palletized, removed from building and loaded onto IFPS provided trucks.

  • 15,250 sq/ft of flooring @ 18” height understructure
  • 2,400 sq/ft of flooring @ 6” height understructure

8. Server Racks – Removed server racks on raised floor.

IFPS provide the following scope of work: Removed server cabinets left on DC floor area.

  • All cabinets remaining in DC Rooms.

9. Removed and disposed of Vesda fire protection system including piping, panels and related hardware.

10. Removed all electrical feeds: AC, DC, and data wire associated with all electrical distribution (switchgear), Generators, UPS’s, AC’s, PDU’s, Transformers and data center equipment being removed.

*Further definition of IFPS’s de-installation and removal scope included:

*Recycling and disposal of materials (wire, scrap, metal, batteries) from this site in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal requirements. Documentation was made available to seller. All electrical feeders, data cabling, and copper piping associated with equipment listed above was removed and recycled by IFPS. Conduit and steel piping was removed where deemed easily accessible by IFPS.

*Hazardous material evacuation & disposal: IFPS removed, packaged, transported and disposed of hazardous material according to local state and federal requirements. Documentation was made available to seller.

  • Lead-acid batteries
  • R-22 / R407C Refrigerant / Glycol
  • Diesel fuel
  • Fire Suppression Gas

*Roof penetration patching: IFPS installed a temporary cap on piping penetrating the roof. Customer was responsible for having a roofer ensure penetrations are properly sealed.

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