Transtherm and 2bm Awarded Cooling Innovation of The Year


Leading specialist in cooling technology, Transtherm Cooling Industries, and data centre architects, 2bm, have been recognised with a prestigious industry award for their budget-conscious, compressor-less cooling solution designed specifically for legacy data centres.

The unique solution, which has the potential to replace inefficient compressor-based cooling technology in all data centres with energy and water efficient adiabatic only technology, was awarded the 2019 DCS Award for Cooling Innovation of the Year.

Tim Bound, Sales and Marketing Director for Transtherm said: “Together, Transtherm and 2bm have proved that energy efficient adiabatic-only cooling is logistically viable for every data centre in Europe, despite its age or infrastructure. Winning this award will further fuel our innovation in this area, including further development of tailored solutions for older data centre environments.”

Validating their solution, the duo provided impressive results as part of their DCS Awards entry. Data harvested from one site at Plymouth University showed up to 85% reduction in cooling plant energy consumption, PUEs of 1.12 and below during the hottest months of the year and an EER of 100 for 80% of the year.

Robert Sewell, Director for Design and Build at 2bm adds: “Despite the traditional internal cooling hardware typical of legacy data centres, we are always keen to push the boundaries of design and specification in order to deliver tangible results and a stable environment.

“It was this ethos that led us to use Transtherm’s adiabatic technology and together, we have created a highly efficient compressor-less solution for sites using more conventional internal cooling hardware – something which many data centre architects would shy away from.

“For us, compressor-less data centre cooling is best practice even on tight budgets and we firmly believe it should be the future for all data centre cooling solutions.”

For more information on Transtherm’s work with 2bm, why not read our latest case study in Mission Critical Power Magazine.