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Kelvion coolers support data centre sustainability

GERMANY: A new data centre in Frankfurt, due to open this summer, has sustainability at its heart, with the support of 20 dry coolers from Kelvion. 

Mainova WebHouse, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mainova, one of Germany’s largest energy suppliers, is behind the new €300m facility.

It will be supplied with 100% green energy supported by an installed solar power system. It will also utilise waste heat, boosted to 75ºC by two high-temperature heat pumps, to power the nearly Batschkapp cultural centre and music venue.

The new data centre offers 10,500m2 of space across two buildings and has a total IT load of 30MW.

To sustainably cool the data centre, Mainova WebHouse used a new approach for heat rejection on the roof. A fully water-based system for dry coolers reduced their energy cost noticeably, instead of using the industrial water/glycol standard. Protective measures against frost damage were essential. 

Kelvion’s R&D and production team worked together to create a customised heat exchange solution. Following successful tests, 20 units were provided, each measuring 10m long and with 16 fans. 

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