ABSA Bank

Client: ABSA Bank

The scope of the project was the upgrading of all the cash centres' critical equipment to have a redundancy or a configuration of n+1. The works comprised of the following:

• The installation of an additional 200kVA diesel generator to aid the current existing generator of similar capacity.
• Installation of a new technological advanced Triple Changeover Control System to connect to the existing.
• Upgrading of emergency power recovery system with a power shut down requirement of 6 hours; and
• Installation of a UPS system comprising of 2 x 10kVa latest technology equipment with 10 year life to batteries.
• New mid-wall and under ceiling air-conditioning units installed to UPS Rooms to function in isolation to the Central A.C system
• Commissioning and testing of all equipment
• Upgrade and installation of Fire Protection System to UPS, DVR and Rack Storage rooms with a minimum of 2 hour fire rating. All rooms housing critical equipment to comply with a 2 hour fire rating requirements.
• Installation and introduction of extractor fans for hot/cold aisle configuration around server tracks; and
• Reconfiguration of existing mechanical units to align with coordinated layouts