Faced with potential expansion restrictions from government agencies, the data center industry is rushing to find cooling technology solutions that address both power and water sustainability issues, as well as the rise in computing loads. Chiller and cooling technology that was state-of-the-art fifteen years ago can still handle the growth in server rack heat density seen today, but it demands wasteful power and water consumption.
This white paper from Nortek Data Center Cooling outlines a new path to sustainability. The StatePoint Liquid Cooling System is a new free cooling solution that uses chilled water and an indirect evaporative cooling method. The paper outlines what makes the system sustainable from both a water and a power perspective. The system is designed for daily operations, not extremes. It also works with a data center’s building management systems to provide precise operating temperature control and optimal cooling system efficiency.
The paper includes a case study of a data center in Frankfurt, Germany, a peak pPUE comparison, and a peak water consumption comparison.