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’s acquisition of Kiesling in 2013 means that the company can offer machines and solutions that facilitate the optimisation of the complete work-flow in panel-building manufacture.
In 1999, Rittal launched its TS 8 enclosure system. Today, with more than 10 million enclosures manufactured so far, the TS 8 bayed enclosure has become established as the standard for many industries worldwide. Industries include mechanical engineering, panel building and switchgear production, automotive, energy, information technology, telecommunications, food and processing.
Rittal air/air heat exchangers are said to be highly effective at lowering the temperature inside enclosures in cool environments. They are cost effective and energy efficient while also being suitable for dirty or dusty settings — unlike traditional fan-and-filter units.
Rittal’s Therm 6.3 software is designed to simplify the often time-consuming and complicated calculation of enclosure cooling and heating requirements.
According to Rittal, its fan-and-filter units with EC (electronically commutated) motors should be the preferred choice for energy efficiency in enclosure climate control, as their operating ratio is significantly higher than standard AC fan-and-filter units.