Server room evaluates free-cooling approach

To deliver efficient cooling for the server room of Hunt & Palmer, bespoke air-charter brokers of Crawley in Sussex, Accord Air devised a free-cooling system that can deliver over 60 air changes an hour. To prevent over-cooling in the winter months, the system is controlled using a simple thermostat to achieve a room temperature of 21°C.

The system is based on an Elta Quietflow centrifugal fan with a tailor-made pre-filter box using long-life pleated low-velocity filters. The whole system fitted neatly on the external wall.

Richard Ellis, IT manager with Hunt & Palmer, said, ‘The use of air-conditioning units running 24/7 is expensive, therefore this low-power solution would seem to be just the solution we are looking for. We will closely monitor the performance of this ventilation-only free-cooling system and consider our options for air conditioning for the hottest days of summer — if that becomes necessary.’

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