“This is a great product and should help to make data centers more adaptable and lower their energy usage.”
–Energy Manager Today Awards judge
Schneider Electric’s InRow RC assists data center managers in meeting the evolving cooling needs of an ever-changing data center environment. InRow RC improves cooling efficiency by reducing power consumption while also increasing capacity. The high temperature model is designed for optimal heat removal and leverages warmer water temperatures and outdoor ambient air temperatures to increase chiller efficiency, maximizing the hours of economization and helping customers drive down increasing operating costs.
InRow RC reduces the distance between the heat source and heat removal, eliminating the mixture of hot and cold air streams, therefore improving overall cooling predictability. It also features variable speed fans that reduce energy consumption during off-peak cooling periods or when the data center is partially loaded. This decreases data center energy consumption to match the demand of the heat load, significantly reducing the overall operating costs of the data center, Schneider Electric says.
The InRow RC cools from low to high density rack loads while allowing users to leverage the advantages of higher chilled water temperatures and air-side differential pressure control. With a cooling coil optimized for higher than normal water temps, data center operators can adjust chiller plant supply water temperatures upwards to increase plant efficiency and capacity. Higher water temperatures also allow for additional economizer hours throughout the year further driving down energy costs. Differential pressure control works with the InRow unit’s variable speed fans to match server airflow requirements with the supply airflow. This reduces fan speed and power consumption, driving up efficiency.
InRow RC offers an increased cooling capacity that data center managers need to maintain critical facilities temperatures, which also works to reduce power consumption and ultimately lower costs. Additionally, InRow RC features a condensate management system that ensures coil temperatures remain above the dew point by preventing condensation. This process is achieved by recirculating coil water. With intelligent controls included, InRow RC monitors and actively adjusts cooling capacity to ensure proper server inlet temperatures. The microprocessor controller provides visibility into the operation and status of the unit.