Rittal have recently provided TS IT server racks, with a customised chimney venting solution, for data centre provider Datum who required cost effective cooling technology when developing their flagship Farnborough facility.
After research it was found that Rittal’s roof mounted chimney module, a one piece duct assembly on top of the TS IT enclosure for airflow management, worked very well with the patented ecofris cooling solution from Keysource.
A reliable passive system requiring no fans or electrical connections, the chimney module permits the hot and cold air to be separated efficiently, eliminating the hot aisle, as the exhausted heat is contained within the chimney system.
Utilising Rittal chimney modules allowed the cooling system in the room to work to its’ full potential, delivering a PUE of 1.2 or less, achievable even with a partial load.
Dominic Phillips, MD of Datum said, “The result is a complete alignment of our energy efficient goals with those of our clients delivering a reduced carbon footprint and cost”.