FOCUS on COOLING
PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND DEPLOYMENTS
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC: IF YOU WANT IT, WE’VE GOT IT
Schneider Electric announced a plan to roll out an in-row cooling solution that does not use chilled water. Instead of water it uses pumped refrigerant. The system uses thermal containment and smart controls for capacity management.
The vendor said it would bring the InRow RA to North America first (in the fourth quarter of 2011).
InRow RA completes the company’s portfolio of cooling products that can accommodate any data center design. The
portfolio also includes InRow QA overhead cooling solution, EcoBreze evaporative and air-to-air heat exchange and comprehensive cooling packages called Facility Cooling Modules, which include chillers, economizers and integrated pump houses.
Dave Guidette, senior VP of enterprise systems and services said, “Schneider Electric now has a cooling solution to meet every type of design criteria, whether it be for a new-build data center or a retrofit project.”
The company also made its Uniflair Chilled Water Air Conditioners – which until recently were only available in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America – available in North America. These are perimeter air- conditioning units.
SKANSKA GETS INERTECH’S HYPER-EFFICIENT COOLING
Data center builder Skanska US has entered a deal with designer and manufacturer of modular data centers Inertech that gives it ability to use Inertech’s patented cooling system the companies say is highly energy efficient.
The adiabatic-cooling solution, already used in some of Skanska’s recent builds, employs a state-of-the-art controls system. It enables operators to use free cooling, with capability to switch between free cooling and air conditioning.
Inertech CEO Earl Keisling said, even on the hottest day of the year, the solution would enable a lower Power Usage Effectiveness
designed to reduce water usage. Cooling capacity of the Inertech e-Optitrax unit, heart of the solution, can reach up to 340kW. It does heat transfer at the rack.
(PUE) than the best PUE of a traditional mechanical plant, using free cooling on the coldest day of the year.
Jakob Carnemark, SVP of Skanska’s mission critical team, said the system was also
Carnemark said the solution was nothing less than a “game changer” for data centers. “the system presents a new class of efficiency and significant improvement over any existing approach to cooling high-density loads, with a coefficient performance up to 75 times higher than traditional systems.”
The control system correlates IT load and external environment data to adjust cooling capacity.
KYOTOCOOLING WHEELS TOSPININ SOUTH AFRICA
The Dutch company KyotoCooling has sold its innovative cooling system to the South African hosting company Internet Solutions. According to IT News Africa, this is the first time the solution is deployed in the country.
The solution does not use chilled water, instead cooling air by pushing it through a wheel made of loosely wrapped aluminum coil. As air p asses through the coil surface area, it gets cooled.
Internet Solutions, a Dimension Data company, will deploy two 375kW KyotoCooling cells at its data center. It is currently under construction and expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2011.
KyotoCooling says the solution can reduce energy use by 85% when compared to conventional systems. The cooling vendor has deployed the system in multiple data centers around the
world, including facilities in the US, Russia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Canada. More deployments are in the works in Canada, Australia, Germany and Belgium.
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