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Using In-Row Cooling To Reduce Energy Costs

In-row cooling (IRC) refers to a form of data center air conditioning that implements cooling units between server cabinets to offer a direct supply of cool air. Each unit pulls warm exhaust air from the hot aisle, cools it, and sends it to the cold aisle, thus maintaining a steady temperature within the server room.

Data Center Resource’s IRC is available in three different configurations:

  • Open-loop: this type of system has the plumbing, heat exchange coil, monitoring devices and controls in each single unit. Hot air is drawn from the hot aisle, passed through the coil and the expelled to the cold aisle.
  • Closed-loop: this type of system has a similar configuration as the open-loop system, except that it has solid front and rear doors. Hot air is draw from the rear of server cabinets and passed through the coils then expelled to the front of adjacent server cabinets.
  • Self-contained: this type of system incorporates both of the above airflow solutions within the same configuration, allowing hot air to be drawn from the rear of the servers as well as the hot aisle and expelled to the front of adjacent servers as well as the cold aisle. This is a great solution for fully enclosed cabinets and for self-contained cooling pods or rows.

At Data Center Resources our team has more than 12 years’ experience providing data center infrastructure solutions. We are proud to say that during this time we have worked hard to build and maintain relationships with leading manufacturers within the data center industry, as well as having developed our own specialized products. We know exactly how important in-row cooling is to your server room. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your server room requirements.

(Updated on: Nov 25, 2019 @ 6:39 pm)