Posted By Andy Mullings, Aqua Cooling Solutions Ltd,
22 October 2015
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Winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2015 - one of the UK's most prestigious business accolades, in recognition of it's innovation.
Our unique, patented Aqua Cooling Leak Prevention System (LPS)
enables computer data centre cooling
systems to benefit from water cooled data cabinets with guaranteed leak free operation.
Our system isn't a leak detection device – it’s prevents a leak from occurring in the first instance.
Historically, clients using water cooled systems would be limited to using leak detection systems.
These commonly relied on water leaking, running off pipework or spraying from a burst to activate the necessary alarms and shut the system down, potentially after the water has come into contact with the servers. By this time the damage would have already occurred.
This could lead to flooding if the situation went unnoticed and/or damage to critical hardware, loss of data, damage to room infrastructure and subsequent impact on revenues and investment.
Equally, while detection systems can alert staff to a leak, they have to be set to a level which will detect genuine increases in moisture levels to avoid false alarms.
Such systems are expensive and not entirely fool proof. Solutions such as leak detection tape, add to the expense of a system and must be regularly checked and maintained. Often clients installed two identical systems at 100% capacity – if a leak occurred in one, the systems could be switched to maintain the system’s integrity.
With a guaranteed leak free operation, the Aqua LPS has removed the need for clients to invest in duplicate set ups – the space they take up and the obvious associated costs - while providing considerable environmental benefits:
- Less need for real estate - a smaller, less complex building can be used
- Combined with our Coldlogik Rear Door Water Coolers, saving energy by up to 98% over traditional data centre cooling – a proven figure when waste heat from the data centre is used to heat other areas of the operation
- A system which is modular and scalable, to suit any size or density of data centre from 23kW to 10MW and can work with high or low flow rates and water temperatures
- The system can be easily upscaled with very little cost and no interruption to the running of the existing data centre
- A lower carbon footprint
For more information please contact Aqua Cooling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 0941 800 and mention DCA Blog.
Data Centre LPS Leak Prevention System