Airedale heralds production launch of Aireflow™ at DCD Converged 2014
Date: 31st October 2014 | Posted by: Airedale Team | Posted in: Press release
Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, October 31, 2014
British cooling systems manufacturer, Airedale International, returns to this year’s DatacenterDynamics Converged (ExCel London ICC, 19 & 20 November 2014) with the addition of the Aireflow™ indirect fresh air free-cooling adiabatic air handling unit (AHU) to its range of award-winning, energy-saving IT cooling solutions.
With production launch set for autumn 2014, the AireFlow™ AHU offers huge free-cooling potential and, being an indirect system, eliminates the risk of contaminated air entering the data centre. The use of fresh air as the predominant cooling source significantly reduces operational costs for users and, based on London ambient temperatures, could achieve ASHRAE recommended conditions using 100% free-cooling. In contrast with direct air handling units, indirect cooling solutions also reduce the dependency on back-up mechanical cooling required to prevent contaminated ambient air permeating the data centre. This ensures there is no requirement for internal air conditioning units, therefore maximising IT footprint.
The AireFlow™ will be available in five footprints between 100 and 440kW, with two separate case sizes depending on whether roof or wall mounted connection is required. A fully working demonstration unit will be available on Airedale’s Stand No 312 at this year’s DatacenterDynamics Converged.
We've also produced the following cutting-edge animation that highlights the different operational modes of the AireFlow™ in varying ambient temperatures within a data centre application.
Airedale controls experts will also be on hand throughout the event to demonstrate the ACIS™ Building Management System (BMS) controls software. ACIS™ provides an ideal tool to manage cooling and other building services, from any manufacturer, in a single, integrated system across multiple sites and communication protocols, providing 24/7 remote monitoring, optimising system operation and improving decision-making. A fully integrated Building Energy Management System (BEMS) module will provide more advanced energy management capabilities such as calculating live CO2 emissions and Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).
Since last year’s show Airedale has picked up a number of key industry awards. Winner of the ‘Datacentre Energy Efficiency Product of the Year’ and ‘Commercial Building Services Product of the Year’ in the 2014 Data Centre Solutions (DCS) and H&V News awards respectively, the SmartCool™ SD/SN/SR dedicated chilled water (CW) precision air conditioning (PAC) system (11-233kW) provides up to 30% more cooling per kW/m2 than its nearest rival. Also high on the agenda for visitors to DCD will be the TurboChill™ (TCC) & TurboChill™ FreeCool (TCF) chiller with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R1234ze which has been rated by the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) with a 100-year GWP lower than 1, better than CO2. The TCF offers twice as much free-cooling as a centrifugal-based chiller to deliver free-cooling for up to 95% of the year (based on a 24/7 data centre with a typical room temperature of 24°C, London, UK).
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