US Patent No. 11,032,948

PRE-FABRICATED MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM


Patent No. 11,032,948
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Pre-fabricated Mechanical And Electrical Distribution Infrastructure System
Inventorship Peter Ross, Olympia, WA (US)
Robert David Wilding, Seattle, WA (US)
Assignee Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,948

1. A data center, comprising:a modular air handling device comprising a fan or blower;
a modular electrical device comprising a switchgear device, transformer, or uninterruptible power supply;
rack-mounted computing devices organized into rows, wherein the rows of rack-mounted computing devices are separated by:
cold aisles from which cooling air is supplied to the rack-mounted computing devices and
hot aisles that receive cooling air that has removed waste heat from the rack-mounted computing devices; and
a mechanical and electrical distribution infrastructure system situated in the data center such that:
the hot and cold aisles are on a first side of the mechanical and electrical distribution infrastructure system; and
the modular air handling device and the modular electrical device are on a second side of the mechanical and electrical distribution infrastructure system,
wherein the mechanical and electrical distribution infrastructure system comprises a plurality of pre-fabricated panels coupled to a frame structure, wherein the plurality of pre-fabricated panels coupled to the frame structure form an air plenum that extends orthogonal to the hot and cold aisles, and
wherein the mechanical and electrical distribution infrastructure system comprises power busway segments coupled to two or more of the plurality of pre-fabricated panels, wherein the two or more of the plurality of pre-fabricated panels, when coupled together, couple together the power busway segments to form a power busway that extends orthogonal to the hot and cold aisles.