Transtherm and 2bm Awarded Cooling Innovation of The Year
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.
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
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.
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
information on Transtherm’s adiabatic cooling plant, search for Transtherm Cooling, or for more details on 2bm’s latest projects, search 2bm.