Rittal offers thermal analysis service for data centres' climate-control systems
Thermal analysis service
Rittal is offering a thermal analysis service for data centres, which will help companies to identify and resolve climate-control system defects.
According to the company, around 18 per cent of the energy costs of data centres result from cooling systems.
Additionally, the temperature in the server rack and/or data centre plays a large role in determining hardware functionality and the energy efficiency of IT infrastructures. If temperatures are too high, systems are more likely to fail and energy costs for cooling increase.
Rittal uses thermal analysis for visualising, documenting and tackling the weaknesses that cause these issues.
The company measures the temperature of the cold air at the air inlet of each server rack — in a vertical pitch of 100–200mm — in order to determine rack surface temperatures.
- Customers receive a detailed written report
- Measurement results are clearly displayed in tables and graphs
- Results can be used for putting in place measures to improve climate control
Rittal offers Blue E cooling units that can be used to control the temperature within enclosures in industrial workshops or on shop floors where noise level is largely irrelevant as they cannot be heard above other equipment in these noisy environments. In quiet environments, Rittal recommends the Toptherm Blue E roof-mounted cooling unit.
Rittal has launched a major upgrade to its RPE design software, complemented by the IEC 61439 guide book, which covers aspects of the standard that affect all control panels.
Rittal has updated the DET-AC III product range, comprising the DET-AC III master fire alarm and extinguisher system, the complementary DET-AC III slave unit and the EFD III early fire detection solution. All three products are available in the form of 19in slide-in racks.
Rittal International Service offers tailored service agreements to protect production processes and safeguard productivity that will maintain the value of equipment and systems, minimise downtime and allow costs to be managed over the long term.
Rittal has provided high-quality TS IT server racks, with a customised chimney venting solution, for data centre provider Datum, which required cost-effective cooling technology when developing its flagship Farnborough facility.