Degree controls datacentre cooling bills

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Degree controls datacentre cooling bills

Degree Controls has launched ADAPTIVCOOL, described by the company as a breakthrough technology that could reduce datacentre cooling bills by up to 30% in some applications.

The company says that it has designed its new products to solve the pressing datacentre problem of dealing with increasing heat loads and rising utility bills from the increased use of data centre technology.

Rajesh Nair, founder and CTO of Degree Controls, said, “Heat from all electronic systems inevitably ends up in the room, making it a challenging problem for data room operators,”

ADAPTIVCOOL’s temperature sensors send information to a thermal hub that calculates cooling demands and sends messages to variable-speed fans embedded in the datacentre’s raised flooring and return passages.

By directing cool air to the appropriate equipment and returning the hot exhaust air back to the air-conditioning unit, this should prevent cool and hot air mixing in the datacentre, one of the biggest issues in cooling high-density IT racks.

By employing a controlled airflow technique and addressing other inefficiencies in the room, Degree Controls say that it virtually eliminate “hot spots” and temperature gradients and bring about the nearly one third saving in energy. Further more, the company says that such operation will prolong component life times.

The ADAPTIVCOOL solution is available now and, says Degree Controls, applicable to any raised floor datacentre.


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