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Vertiv opens facility to develop chilled water solutions

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Vertiv has opened an upgraded testing room at its thermal management centre near Tognana, Italy.

The facility will allow Vertiv to conduct testing of customer equipment, spanning the whole range of cooling solutions the company provides – both air and water-cooled, balancing a thermal load greater than 2 MW with a chamber air temperature up to 55°C. Vertiv will also be able to test units equipped with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

The facility is part of Vertiv’s efforts to develop chilled water systems to help drive liquid cooling adoption.

“Resource-efficient chilled water solutions are important to the sustainable growth of the data centre industry, and we must continue to focus on how we can evolve and improve the technologies for operators and the environment,” said Karsten Winther, President EMEA at Vertiv.

“We are proud of the market-leading work we have achieved for our customers. For example, we worked with sustainability-focused colocation provider Green Mountain to deploy 5 MW of high-efficiency chilled water cooling systems. Enhancing the testing and manufacturing capacity at our Thermal Management Facility allows us to continue to innovate in this space and deliver even more value to the industry and our customers.”

Roberto Felisi, Senior Director, Thermal Global Core Offering & EMEA Business Leader at Vertiv, added, “In December, we will introduce our new Vertiv Liebert AFC high capacity, inverter screw with low-GWP refrigerant chiller up to 2200kW to the EMEA market. This new testing room will enable us to test these larger capacity units.

“We continue to explore opportunities to further invest in our capabilities to support projected growth and demand for thermal management systems, particularly liquid cooling solutions.”

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