APC rolls out cooling solution for data centres
Dubai, November 27, 2010
APC by Schneider Electric, a leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, has announced the Middle East launch of EcoBreeze, a modular indirect evaporative and air-to-air heat exchanger cooling solution.
The new cooling solution is aimed at tackling the energy requirements of today’s data centres, said a company statement.
With the unique ability to switch automatically between air-to-air and indirect evaporative heat exchange, the EcoBreeze consistently provides cooling to data centres in the most efficient manner.
Available in individual 50kw modules that can be grouped up to four modules (200kw) or eight modules (400kw) of sensible cooling, EcoBreeze effectively reduces energy consumption by leveraging temperature differences between the outside ambient air and the return air to provide economised cooling to data centres, said a senior official.
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," he noted.
“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.”
"The EcoBreeze complies with Aahrae 90.1/TC 9.9 requirements for efficiency and economisation with multiple frame sizes with varying voltages and phases to address the cooling needs of any data centre. The product will be available for purchase in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through different timeframes starting in 2011," Johnson added.