Leak prevention device wins science award
UK: A leak prevention system for water-cooled data centre cooling systems has been honoured by the Institute of Physics.
Hampshire-based Aqua Cooling was presented with a Commended Innovation award during a parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster last week.
Aqua Cooling’s Leak Prevention System (LPS) enables water-cooled data centre cooling systems to operate with a guaranteed leak free operation. The system uses the Venturi effect and the basic scientific premise that water under negative pressure cannot escape through a hole or breach in a pipe, hose, or joint.
This guaranteed 100% leak-free performance is said to make it ideal for installation and operation in sensitive environments such as data centre and on-chip cooling.
Picking up the award at the event, which was sponsored by Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, were Aqua directors Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis, with Fareham MP Suella Fernandes.
Aqua Cooling sales director Simon Davis said: “This exciting Commended Innovation award from the Institute of Physics is extremely rewarding for the whole Aqua team. It represents valuable recognition from the scientific community and highlights the enormous significance and potential of our LPS within the data centre industry.”
Top photo: Aqua Cooling director Simon Davis (3rd from left) with the IOP award and (l to r) fellow director Kevin Lancaster, Roy Sambles, IOP president and professor of Physics at University of Exeter, and Fareham MP Suella Fernandes
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