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Company delivers its largest ever fan air cooled chillers

Airedale by Modine, the critical cooling specialists, announced the completion of the delivery of their largest ever bespoke free cooling chillers, each measuring a significant 22m long and housing 36 fans.

Airedale delivers its largest ever fan air cooled chillers.
Airedale delivers its largest ever fan air cooled chillers. Image Credit: Airedale

The vast order consists of 21 of the super-sized chillers, two free cooling DeltaChillTM chillers (16 fan), 72 AireWallTM units, 12 SmartCool ONETM chilled water downflow units and crucially, for achieving the ultimate in system efficiencies, the Cooling System Optimiser and an on-site building management system (BMS) – offering an over-arching, automated optimisation control package.

The data centre company has partnered with Airedale as part of their drive to meet its stringent sustainability objectives as they seek to employ the highest efficiency technologies on their 30MW campus. Working closely with their client, Airedale’s data centre solutions engineering team has designed a larger derivative of their DeltaChill R32 free-cooling chiller, to deliver maximum efficiency to meet on-site cooling demands.

Alongside the 36 high efficiency EC fans are 17 scroll compressors – selected due to their ability to deliver concurrent free cooling, maximising partial and full free cooling availability. The 16 fan variants offer all the same efficiencies. Acoustic packages have been applied to all chillers to ensure stringent noise constraints are met on site. The units all feature integral harmonic filtration to increase quality, reliability and energy efficiency, by reducing loss in electrical components and deliver indirect energy savings. On such a large scale, these mitigations deliver tangible savings over the course of a year.

One of the key differentiators for Airedale is their ability to deliver a complete cooling solution, comprising not only high efficiency, free-cooling chillers, but also the computer room air handlers (CRAHs), controls packages and on-site project management and installation teams. This approach allows for the units to work as a system, increasing the opportunities for marginal gains and system efficiencies.

Adam Yarrington, business unit director for data centres at Airedale says: “Delivering efficiencies that meet sustainability objectives and help us reduce the impact of mechanical cooling on our planet, is something we care deeply about at Airedale and is something we have continually strived to do, since before legislations around this were introduced.”

Source: Refrigeration Industry