Data Centre Cooling Systems are changing…
As concerns over global warming grow, cooling practices around the world are being changed, including in Europe. This especially includes data centre cooling systems. Many cooling practices muse refrigerants, which significantly affect greenhouse gases. These are now restricted in Europe control the amount that is made and imported. This has led to shortages and new ideas are required for data centre cooling systems.
For example, the EU F-Gas Regulation began in 2015 and includes a ban on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in new equipment by 2025, with the goal to reduce HFC use across Europe by 79 percent by 2030 – which will have a direct impact on the data centre cooling system practices.
Because of this more data centre, operators are looking at alternatives that use fewer refrigerants or none at all!
Some new system includes indirect air-to-air heat exchange and evaporative cooling technology that are capable of reducing air temperatures by leveraging on the evaporative cooling principle. This is how your body cools itself through perspiration. It works because water must have heat applied to it to change from a liquid to a vapour. When evaporation occurs, this heat is taken from the remaining water that is in the liquid state, resulting in a colder liquid. Technologies that use this principle not only remove refrigerants from their use but also tend to use less energy as well.
With new technologies like this now available, there are more and more reasons to move away from traditional data centre cooling systems.
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