Edge computing coupled with 5G mobile wireless technology promises to be the next stage in the 5th industrial revolution and to provide the bridge to many new services, some of which are still ideas in their nascent stage of ‘if I had an App for this…’
Very often IT closets, computer and server rooms are overlooked when it comes to cooling and environment monitoring and yet they can experience rapid heat build-up. One of the biggest issues is deciding how to calculate the actual cooling requirements and then how best to deliver this into the relatively small and confined spaces.
The datacentre industry is under immense pressure to reduce its energy usage and achieve a smaller carbon footprint. One of the biggest users of non-compute energy are the cooling solutions used within hyperscale down to medium and small-sized datacentres.
R32 is a Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant and is used as a replacement for R410A in low temperature refrigeration and air conditioning applications. R32 cannot be used as a retrofit refrigerant.
R22 is a Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant used in air conditioners, process chillers and industrial plant cooling systems. R22 is an ozone depleting gas and EU legislation banned its stockholding and system topping up from 1st January 2016. As a result air conditioners using this refrigerant cannot be maintained and must be replaced.
Liquid immersion cooling is a cooling solution for high-density racks in server rooms (40-50kW) and datacentres that relies on heat reduction through the immersion of the server hardware in a dielectric liquid that can conduct the heat. A dielectric liquid for this type of cooling application should have good thermo-physical properties (high conductivity and specific heat), low freezing and burst points, a high atmospheric boiling point, good chemical and thermal stability, high flash and auto-ignition points, be non-corrosive to materials including metals and plastics, have no or minimal regulatory constraints and be economically viable as an alternative to air-based and gas refrigerants.
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