Airedale offers fanwall data centre solution


Data centre cooling solutions provider Airedale International Air Conditioning will unveil its new fan wall solution, AireWall, at next week’s Data Centre World Exhibition in London.

Airedale’s latest product in their IT cooling portfolio is an evolution of a bespoke air handling unit that has been supplied by Airedale for several years.

This precision computer room air handling unit is said to have been developed specifically for low energy, high density data centre applications. It is said to remove the need for both pressurised raised floor systems and overhead cooling systems. Several options are available ranging from 170-400kW cooling power.

The AireWall comprises a filter and fan bank, a damper section and a chilled water heat exchanger. The damper section can be installed separately to maintain a clean data hall environment and individual sections can be removed for maintenance. The unit’s integrated, intelligent controls make it self-regulating and adaptive to changing loads. The range has also been designed to operate at low SFP to help achieve low installation PUE.

AireWall’s flexible and modular design is intended to lends itself to new build data centres as well as upgrades, capacity expansions and equipment replacements in existing facilities.

The AireWall incorporates the new Bluefin fans from Ziehl-Abegg, which boast an efficiency increase of up to 15%. The corrugated blades ensure an optimised flow angle and reduced flow separation of the blade surface, for a diffuse sound output and significantly reduced noise.

Said to be quieter than typical air cooling methods, the Airewall is available with a 4, 6, or 8 fan and 6, 8, or 10 row coil configurations.