Power supply, consumption and capacity are critical variables in the design and operation of datacenters and server rooms. Excess heat causing greater cooling costs and higher current demand on conductors can shorten datacenter component life spans and create hazardous conditions with the potential for loss.
Distributed temperature data with both fine spatial and temporal resolution allow datacenters to accurately evaluate conductor temperature and heat transfer while providing key information for improving system efficiency and safety. DTS monitoring solutions can be added to current power supply systems to make more effective use of existing high voltage cables.
By measuring thermal dissipation correlated with power consumption and capacity, datacenter power usage effectiveness (PUE) can be improved.