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APC to launch air economiser cooling solution

EcoBreeze system designed to improve data centre cooling efficiency

The EcoBreeze system will provide for economies in data centre cooling.
The EcoBreeze system will provide for economies in data centre cooling.

APC by Schneider Electric is set to launch a new air economiser cooling system for data centres, which will help improve the efficiency of data centre cooling.

The EcoBreeze system, which will become available in 2011, will be able to automatically switch between air-to-air and indirect evaporative heat exchange, to provide consistent cooling and use the most efficient form of cooling as appropriate.

The system will also reduce energy consumption by leveraging temperature differences between the outside ambient air and the return air to provide economised cooling to data centres.

The EcoBreeze will be available in individual 50kw modules that can be grouped up to four modules (200kw) or eight modules (400kw), which are then located outside the perimeter of the data centre, so as not to take up data centre space.

Pat Johnson, Vice-President, Rack and Cooling Solutions, APC by Schneider Electric, said: “The EcoBreeze not only provides multiple types of air economisation, its modular design also allows the unit to adapt to the future cooling needs of a data centre. These features, coupled with the fact that the unit uses outside air and is able to automatically switch to the most efficient cooling modes, set the EcoBreeze apart from other cooling solutions.

“When building new data centres, IT managers look to our products and solutions to create the most efficient and adaptable facilities. We are excited when we can offer a product like the EcoBreeze that can address both the immediate and future needs of the customer,” he added.