Server room evaluates free-cooling approach

Published:  01 November, 2012

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.’

For more information on this story, click here: November 2012, 132

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
July 2018: DIGITAL EDITION

ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Jobs

  • Energy and sustainability: Performance and analysis manager

     An exciting opportunity will arise shortly for an exceptional person with extensive experience of managing sustainability within large complex organisations. Can you demonstrate extensive experience of energy management, proven ability to drive program......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"



Calendar