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Airedale launch IT cooling system with PUE of up to 1.2

Airedale has launched an IT cooling system with claimed air volumes of 50 per cent less than traditional cooling systems and with elevated water temperatures that allow up to 95 per cent free-cooling.

Furthermore, the energy reduction of the ECHO system is approximately 67 per cent in comparison to a conventional downflow system and approximately 46 per cent in comparison with a conventional free-cooling system. Airedale say it can achieve a PUE of up to 1.2

At the hub of the ECHO system is an ACE (Active Cabinet Exhaust) unit which sits on top of the server cabinet, drawing precisely the right amount of hot discharge air from the servers and rejecting it away into the ceiling void. The air is ducted directly to an Airedale ECHO CRAC unit which in turn is linked to one or more Airedale ECHO free-cooling chillers. Control is led from rack level by the Airedale ECHO Monitoring & Control System (EMCS), intelligently managing variable rack load densities to a maximum of 20kW per rack.

There are no chilled water or refrigerant connections at the rack or in the IT space. The ACE is fitted with the exclusive Cabinet Differential Pressure Control system; hot swappable fan tray and control panel; redundant fans (N+1) and quick change controls and fan drawers. Dual power supply is an option in the CRAC unit; dual circuit configuration in the free-cooling chiller and dual temperature sensors in the air stream of the ACE unit.

Furthermore, the energy reduction of the ECHO system is approximately 67 per cent in comparison to a conventional downflow system and approximately 46 per cent in comparison with a conventional free-cooling system. Airedale say it can achieve a PUE of up to 1.2

At the hub of the ECHO system is an ACE (Active Cabinet Exhaust) unit which sits on top of the server cabinet, drawing precisely the right amount of hot discharge air from the servers and rejecting it away into the ceiling void. The air is ducted directly to an Airedale ECHO CRAC unit which in turn is linked to one or more Airedale ECHO free-cooling chillers. Control is led from rack level by the Airedale ECHO Monitoring & Control System (EMCS), intelligently managing variable rack load densities to a maximum of 20kW per rack.

There are no chilled water or refrigerant connections at the rack or in the IT space. The ACE is fitted with the exclusive Cabinet Differential Pressure Control system; hot swappable fan tray and control panel; redundant fans (N+1) and quick change controls and fan drawers. Dual power supply is an option in the CRAC unit; dual circuit configuration in the free-cooling chiller and dual temperature sensors in the air stream of the ACE unit.

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