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Energy efficiency – a watchword in HVAC

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 at 1:34 pm in News by admin

Data centres rely on accurate and continuous cooling of their server rooms to ensure optimal uptime and performance from their core systems.

The surge in new data centres being built in South African cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg is highlighting the importance of reliability and energy efficiency in air-conditioning systems.

According to Nick Pluck, external sales representative from Grundfos, data centres rely on accurate and continuous cooling of their server rooms to ensure optimal uptime and performance from their core systems. As a leader in sustainable water solutions, Grundfos has been providing pumps and controller solutions to local data centres as part of its extensive offering for heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) applications.

“Our pumps have long been at the heart of air-conditioning systems for a range of building types,” Pluck says. “They ensure accurate and controlled circulation, which is the key to user comfort and system efficiency.”

“Our TP pump solution delivers great efficiency and importantly has a smaller footprint which is a major advantage as well,” Pluck says. “The trick is to couple this with the correct motor, controller and variable speed drive to deliver the efficiency, reliability and controllability that today’s customer demands.”

Pumps affect the performance of other components in a circulation system, so pump selection is vital when designing or maintaining a commercial air-conditioning installation. Data centres are a prime example of how Grundfos products meet the performance requirements of exacting applications, he says.

The HVAC market is becoming increasingly energy conscious, argues Pluck, especially as electricity prices climb relentlessly. Both for the designers of new buildings and retrofitters of older buildings, the focus is on better efficiencies and energy savings for the end-user.

“By combining mechanical and electrical efficiencies with bespoke controls we are able to deliver a solution that will provide optimum performance, and reliability,” Pluck concludes.

Source: http://www.refrigerationandaircon.co.za/index.php/8-news-events/1212-energy-efficiency-a-watchword-in-hvac

 

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