Evaporative Cooling Case Studies
Cooling the Server Room
Warwick University have drastically reduced their electrical consumption and carbon footprint in one of their IT Rooms by installing an EcoCooling evaporative cooling system.
This small 30kW server room was previously cooled using three 10kW Daikin wall mounted air conditioning units, each drawing up to 30 amps.
The replacement system uses just one side discharge EcoCooler which draws less than 5 amps at full load and an extract system situated at the side of the servers. The level of cooling provided is the same.
This simple system will save in the region of 54 tonnes of carbon per annum and over £7000 in running costs compared to a traditional refrigeration system. Maintenance costs will also be far lower than a conventional system.
Warwick University see evaporative cooling as a real way of reducing the amount of refrigeration based air conditioning around their vast site
Post Installation Survey Results 21st June 2010.
External temp 25°C
(warm clear sunny day)
Entering temp through the cooler 14.2°C
Internal Room temp 21°C
Extraction temperature 22°C
These temperatures are provided by using less than 1.5KW of energy. Evaporative cooling is the most cost effective way of cooling data centres and also the most environmentally friendly.