6 steps to maximise the efficiency of your cooling system
Some things to think about when you’re planning in new cooling equipment:
1. The saying goes that two heads are better than one, and we’d agree! Our experience has taught us that working collaboratively and intelligently with system designers and other equipment suppliers results in improved efficiencies, resilience and ROIs for the end client – Often a small tweak to the design of one piece of the water cooling system can lead to a much bigger effect on another
We’d love to meet you, and get our heads together with any companies essential to your new project – whether that be the project manager, chiller supplier, M&E installer so daily issues can really be addressed and the absolute best solution can be scouted out before anything is confirmed.
2. Location, location, location really does come in to play with cooling! Choosing the right geographical site can be the difference between high and low costs. Apple have opened a new datacentre in Ireland because the weather there means less costs for cooling – something to bear in mind if you’re keen on reaping the benefits of free cooling systems
3. It could be worth looking at the operational temperature of your process and be willing to be a little flexible. If you can operate at a higher temperature (different to what you always thought was the optimum for many years) then there could be big savings. A larger cooling window between the inlet air temperature to our cooler and the required water temperature can yield a lower power consumption for new build or existing cooling equipment.
4. Get geeky about official stuff. Your new hardware needs to conform to energy efficiency regulations. All our kit is manufactured with ERP 2015 compliant fans and high efficiency heat exchange geometries – signed off by the governing bodies to ensure tested and top quality designs.
5. Without a doubt, consider having one point of responsibility for all your equipment across an entire system. The Internet of Things is what’s innovating manufacturing, and intelligent machines will make your life a whole lot easier. Being able to view the positive or negative effects of changes to the system and being able to spot potential issues before they happen gives end users an advantage.
6. Spec up larger equipment if space and the CAPEX budget allows. More heat transfer material means the need for fewer fans and/or lower power fans. ROI is often very similar but the reduced electrical consumption is of the larger cooler will continue for the rest of the product life.
Happy to talk through anything you’ve got in the pipeline!
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