EcoCooling launches cooler for small server rooms

New 15kW evaporative cooler could save businesses over $16,750 per year.

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EcoCooling launches cooler for small server rooms The 15kW cooler requires no external condenser, unlike conventional air-conditioning units
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  March 2, 2014

EcoCooling, a specialist in evaporative cooling, has announced a new cooling solution designed for telecoms rooms and small server rooms. The vendor claims the product can remove 15 kilowatts of heat using just 400 watts of power.

With the refrigeration coolers that are traditionally employed in these environments, it would take up to 15 kilowatts of electricity to remove the same amount of heat, EcoCooling said.

As a result, the vendor added that its new 15kW evaporative cooler could save businesses over $16,750 per year.

"Small office-type air conditioners have been used to cool areas such as telecom rooms and small server rooms, but these are not really suited to cooling IT equipment and can be very inefficient," said EcoCooling's managing and technical director, Alan Beresford.

"Refrigeration coolers naturally use a lot of energy and, in fact, office-type coolers simply aren't designed to deal with the high levels of concentrated heat produced by modern servers, routers and switches."

EcoCooling added that refrigeration coolers are less efficient when they are partially loaded, while its 15kW cooler still worked efficiently at low loads. According to the vendor, the new product requires less than 50 watts of electricity for 5kW of cooling.

Meanwhile, the 15kW cooler requires no external condenser, unlike conventional air-conditioning units. It is also a self-contained unit, measuring 1.4m x 0.9m x 1.9m.

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