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Airedale picks up further trophy in 2015 DCS Awards

Airedale picks up further trophy in 2015 DCS Awards

Date: 15th May 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Press release

Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, May 15, 2015

Leeds-based cooling specialist Airedale International last night (14 May 2015) picked up the trophy for ‘Datacentre Cooling Product of the Year’ in this year’s DCS (Data Centre Solutions) Awards for the AireFlow™ indirect adiabatic air handling unit (100-440kW).

Developed to provide an ultra-high efficiency solution that addresses the challenges of air handling unit (AHU) cooling, the AireFlow™ is capable of delivering 100% free-cooling under ASHRAE conditions[1] with 32% reduction in air volume, saving fan power input.

With an achievable PUE below 1.1, the AireFlow™ delivers significant savings in annualised running costs, in addition to reduced water consumption, ease of installation and operation, and minimal footprint.

AireFlow™ indirect adiabatic air handling unit (100-440kW)

High efficiency EC (electronically commutated) fans deliver airflow across the adiabatic system and heat exchangers and are up to 70% more efficient at part-load than AC fans. Because the ambient air path is modulating, power input can be significantly reduced due to the large portion of the year spent at low fan speeds. The aluminium air-to-air heat exchanger significantly increases thermal conductivity over plastic or composites and allows heat transfer to occur without any mixing of indoor and outdoor air, preventing ingress of contaminants and eliminating the need for 100% mechanical or direct expansion (DX) back-up cooling.




Optional DX or Chilled Water (CW) cooling provides top-up concurrent cooling in locations and/or conditions where free-cooling cannot be achieved, in addition to redundancy. DX may be required under higher ambient temperatures where the suppressed ambient temperature is unable to deliver full adiabatic free-cooling or where a low supply air set point (for example 22°C) is required. The DX system also removes the need for separate water storage, saving footprint.

The optional integral fresh air inlet (patent pending) maintains data centre air pressure and air quality, removing the need for a separate AHU. 

Airedale Managing Director, Clive Parkman said: “The first joint collaboration since bespoke AHU manufacturer Barkell joined the Airedale group of companies in 2014, last night’s award is a terrific vote of confidence in the expertise of our highly skilled team of people and our commitment to developing technologies that set the benchmark in terms of efficiency and resilience and provide best value for data centre owners.”


Airedale's Stuart Kay picking up the award

Airedale's Business Development Director Stuart Kay picks up the DCS award.


This latest win builds on the outstanding track record enjoyed by Airedale last year which saw the manufacturer pick up no fewer than five awards:

SmartCool™ CW SD/SN/SR (11-233kW):
- Data Centre Solutions Awards: Energy Efficiency Product of the Year 2014
- H&V News: Commercial Building Services Product of the Year 2014

TurboChill™ & TurboChill™ FreeCool with low GWP refrigerant R1234ze (200-1830kW):
- CIBSE Building Performance Awards: Energy Saving Product of the Year 2015

Modular Data Centre Solution for Vodacom Pty:
- RAC Cooling Industry Awards: International Achievement of the Year 2014



[1] London UK - 26°C supply/35°C return



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