Equipment Cooling

  • DCIM: Combating rising energy costs and complex data processing

    Michael Zammit, VP and GM of Go!Foton Corporation, has urged operators to look beyond ‘outdated methods’ and utilise more versatile data centre infrastructure management solutions now to control rising energy costs and complex data processing.

  • A move in the right direction

    Olha Benesyuk is convinced that moving power intensive installations up to the cooler regions in the north is the best way forward for the European data centre sector. The Nordic region is leading the race to become the world’s prime location for data centres. Industry giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are leading by example, having already established facilities in the north.

  • Chiller uses climate friendly refrigerant with range of 300 to 1000 kW

    Stulz is extending its product portfolio to include new ze chillers in the CyberCool 2 series. These employ proven CyberCool 2 technology and have been optimised specifically for use with climate-friendly HFO-1234ze refrigerant.

     

  • Data centre keeps its cool

    Ambient cooling and plenty of low-carbon hydro power is making the Arctic a viable site for data centres. Alan Beresford explains how EcoCooling is taking advantage of the climate at the award winning Hydro66 data centre in Boden, Sweden

  • Data centre trends: What will matter to IT managers in 2018

    Digital transformation is in full swing, to the extent that at least half global value creation could be digitised by 2021, according to a forecast from market researchers. Faced with high electricity costs, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to modernise the IT landscape and make their data centre operations more efficient, writes special correspondent Clive Partridge.

     

  • Data centres keep their cool

    New this week from Stulz is the CyberHandler 2 series of air handling units (AHU), which can be used for air conditioning in data centres, hotels, commercial buildings and industrial sites. The redesigned AHU systems are available in eleven sizes from 30 kW to 520 kW. 

  • EkkoSense to support upcoming UK ASHRAE Conference

    EkkoSense, a UK-based data centre thermal optimisation specialist, has been invited to speak at the upcoming ASHRAE CRC 18 Conference, taking place 6th - 7th September at Loughborough University.

  • Electrical transformers get smart

    A monitoring and diagnostic tool can help operators keep tabs on their aging transformers and optimise their maintenance costs, ABB claims. The company's recently launched transformer intelligence product is a new generation of sensor and diagnostics technology designed to monitor and manage the electrical transformers that are essential to power transmission and distribution networks. 

  • Enclosures: Keep your cool

    Advances in technology have allowed equipment to become faster and more compact, but with smaller spaces, come higher temperatures. Can your data centre handle the heat?

  • Enlarged experience centre gets innovation boost

    Vertiv has inaugurated an Adiabatic Freecooling Chiller Innovation Lab within its Customer Experience Centre for Thermal Management, based in Padova, Italy. This facility now has six innovation laboratories on the one site. The Customer Experience Centre for Thermal Management has been expanded to boost technology innovation and customer focus, the company says. The adiabatic Freecooling Chiller Innovation Lab is designed to develop latest thermal management technologies and to test performances under real field conditions.

  • Equipment testing at ABB Bromborough

    ABB has invested in a new test bay at its Bromborough site on the Wirral Peninsula to examine all power quality equipment manufactured there. Products under scrutiny will include power factor correction equipment and active filters that eliminate the troublesome harmonics found on electrical supply networks.

  • Free cooling survey for enclosure equipment

    Enclosure specialist Rittal is offering a free on-site inspection survey to users of its cooling technology to ensure that their production and process critical equipment is being adequately protected. 

  • Google develops AI algorithm capable of cooling its data centres

    If reports are to be believed, Google has been busy testing an AI algorithm which can learn how to cool down a system, in order to keep the power consumption as minimal as possible.

  • Green data centres: How to build a sustainable internet

    Russell Poole, managing director of global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, outlines the role data centre companies can play in building a sustainable internet and highlights some of the steps and design techniques Equinix has taken to make this possible.

  • Harmful harmonics: Keeping waveforms in check

    Whether a data centre is onshore or offshore, the universal electrical issue that affects them all is harmonics. Here, John Mitchell, global business development manager of supply, repair and field service specialist CP Automation, explains the most effective way to mitigate harmful harmonics in a data centre.

  • Harnessing the power of nature to ensure an optimum IT energy balance

    Optimising costs in data centres is a constant, significant challenge for today’s IT managers, says Rittal’s Clive Partridge. Benefitting from the free cooling available from nature is clearly a wise option. Energy usage is one of those costs to be optimised, particularly the energy required to for the technology used to cool computer servers.  Some very high-tech equipment has been developed in recent years which has increased the efficiency of coolers.  However, it’s also worth noting that natural sources of cooling can also be considered, including cold water and cool ambient air.  So, if this is a route you’re considering, what questions what do you need to ask to get started? 

  • Infrastructure solution shows all in Birmingham

    Visitors to this year’s Drives and Controls show will be able to see Rittal’s infrastructure solution on the company’s stand D720 along with some product innovations at next week’s show at the NEC. 

  • Innovation for Russian data centre operator

    Vertiv has announced its intention to build on a five-year relationship with a Russian data centre operator IXcellerate by providing high performance UPS, lithium-ion batteries and adiabatic cooling equipment at the company’s Moscow campus. The announcement, made at this week’s Datacloud Europe event in Monaco, described the extension of Vertiv’s partnership with IXcellerate  which recently launched the third expansion of its Moscow One campus, creating the largest data hall in Russia.

  • Keeping cool in mission critical applications

    Stulz has launched its WPAmini chiller with integrated free cooling, which has been designed specifically for data centres with low cooling requirements and industrial chilling.

  • Lenovo helps University of Birmingham cut data centre energy costs

    Lenovo is working with the University of Birmingham on a Water Cooling Technology (WCT) project, set to increase the compute power in its data centre, reduce its hardware footprint and cut cooling costs.

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