Airedale reports 44% energy saving for DC

01 August 2023

Airedale by Modine has announced the results of a new study showing that a 44% energy saving can be achieved in data centre cooling operations by the deployment of advanced cooling technologies.

The study is based on a 10MW data centre in London and evidences the savings available at full and part load against a standard and recognisable data centre cooling specification, detailing the methodology, technology and assumptions applied. The study was conducted as part of Airedale research into leveraging and evolving existing technologies to deliver meaningful energy performance improvements.

Taking a standard cooling specification as a baseline, Airedale calculated energy performance of several cooling enhancements, including an increase in CRAH coil depth, chiller with enhanced free cooling technology and a cooling optimisation software package.

“Data centres are at a critical moment when it comes to technological advancement and environmental sustainability. As individuals who care about the planet, and engineers keen to see technology advance, it important for us to find the sweet spot where our technology is helping the industry to grow in the right way,” said Patrick Cotton, global chiller product manager at Airedale. “These results have already generated excitement among our clients, some of whom have already deployed the enhanced technologies. Having been verified by a team of Airedale engineers, we are keen to share the science behind them. We cannot be shy about something that can make a real impact on sustainability.”