Schneider Electric Launches New Cooling System Design
Kuala Lumpur, 22 April 2014 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today launched InRow Chilled Water Cooling 300mm system for medium to large data centres. This next generation cooling system is designed for modern and increasingly high density data centres that generate higher heat densities, which, to make adequate cooling even more difficult, fluctuate in accordance with the IT load.
“In today’s data centres, traditional cooling approaches involve complex air distribution systems that tend to be unpredictable and leave many customers guessing where the cold air goes. With InRow Chilled Water 300mm system, Schneider Electric has taken the guesswork out of data center cooling. Placing the unit in the same row with the racks moves the source of cooling closer to the heat load. This minimizes air mixing, provides a predictable cooling architecture and nearly eliminates the need for make-up humidification, typically required in data centers to deal with static electrical discharge that cool air could cause”, said John Atherton, Vice President of APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia.
The® InRow Chilled Water is an air conditioning system with a horizontal airflow pattern specifically designed for hot aisle/cold aisle configurations in data centers. Warm exhaust air is drawn from the hot aisle, cooled, and distributed into the cold aisle, ensuring that equipment inlet temperatures stay constant and adequate for optimal operations.
According to Research and Markets: Global Data Center Cooling Market Report 2013 – 2018, in 2013, the telecom and IT industries accounted for the largest share of total data centre cooling market, and the trend is expected to continue until 2018.In Malaysia, Financial Services, Telecommunications, IT, Healthcare, Government and Oil and Gas, are some of the verticals where datacentre cooling finds applicability.
“The energy consumption of the data centre industry has continued to climb the ranks of priorities for data center owners, operators and the country at large. Tightened budgets also mean that companies in Malaysia have to start looking for ways to reduce energy costs”, added Atherton.
When upgrading the existing or designing new data centre with Schneider Electric’s InRow Cooling as the primary cooling system, businesses can realise significant benefits by going with purely row cooling vs. a traditional approach. Those benefits include:
- Lower energy costs by avoiding the over-provisioning of perimeter cooling units, many of which have fixed-speed fans that chew up energy
- Eliminating the cost of installing and maintaining a raised floor to distribute air to IT equipment.
- No fighting between row and perimeter coolers
- Lower capital expenses by eliminating over-conservative data centre designs with respect to cooling
- Simpler redundancy by eliminating the need for redundant perimeter cooling units
- Lower maintenance costs by eliminating maintenance contracts for perimeter coolers
The new InRow Chiller water unit comes in 2 options – S for ‘Standard’ CW temperature specifically targeting Data Centers with set point on the Chilled Water of 7/12 dec C; H for ‘High’ CW temperatures typical of Data Centers designed around Free-Cooling or Economizations.
To learn more about InRow Chilled Water Cooling 300mm system, please visit www.schneider-electric.com.my or consult Schneider Electric specialists at +1 800 88 1472.