Monday, October 12, 2009

Cooling System Could Save Energy Costs

A cooling system launched by data centre design-and-build company TKR Data Centres, could save a UK-based enterprise around GBP370,000 a year in energy costs. The company commissioned TKR to design and construct a proof of concept for the cooling system, named Cryocentrix, within a test area of its data centre.

The results were successful and the system is now being made available industry wide. 'Extensive testing and verification of performance took place over several months as adjustments and refinements were made to enhance the performance of the systems and controls,' said a spokesperson from TKR.

'A PUE of between 1.1 and 1.52 was achieved in a variety of conditions. 'If these methods were applied to the whole of the data centre, savings in the region of GBP370,000 per year in energy costs could be anticipated,' added the spokesperson. This level of efficiency is achieved by reducing the power consumed by all elements apart from the IT load, with the greatest savings made using an adaptable modular architecture that allows the network critical physical infrastructure to grow in proportion to the load.

Other key elements of the system include intelligent close control, minimising fabric losses and effective containment. TKR Data Centres will be showcasing the Cryocentrix system at Data Centre Dynamics on the 10 and 11 November.

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