State-of-the-art technology for flooded airflow cooling system

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Rittal have recently provided high-quality TS IT server racks, with a customised chimney vent, for data centre provider Datum who required cost-effective cooling technology when developing their flagship Farnborough facility.

State-of-the-art technology for flooded airflow cooling system After research Rittal’s roof-mounted chimney module, a one-piece duct assembly on top of the TS IT enclosure for airflow management, was found to work well with the patented ecofris cooling system from Keysource.

A reliable passive system requiring no fans or electrical connections, the chimney module permits the hot and cold air to be separated efficiently, eliminating the hot aisle, as the exhausted heat is contained within the chimney system.

Utilising Rittal chimney modules allowed the cooling system in the room to work to its full potential, delivering a PUE of 1.2 or less, achievable even with a partial load.

Dominic Phillips, MD of Datum, says: “The result is a complete alignment of our energy efficient goals with those of our clients delivering a reduced carbon footprint and cost”.

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