Leading South Coast cooling specialists have teamed up with engineers in Bedfordshire to supply ground-breaking data centre cooling technology to one of Norway’s top universities.
Aqua Cooling, which has offices in Fareham, Hampshire, has delivered its multi-award winning state-of-the art Leak Prevention System (LPS) in conjunction with Bedford-based USystems’ rear door coolers to the prestigious University of Stavanger in a deal that consolidates the British firms’ links with the European higher education sector.
The LPS technology, which last year won several industry prizes including a 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation), was designed, developed and patented by Aqua. The Hampshire firm’s ground-breaking design complements USystems’ ColdLogik Rear Coolers, which themselves won a 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation); the top-flight Norwegian university’s new data centre cooling system combines the benefits of both designs.
This unique composite all-British product offers customers a leak-free guarantee that is transforming data centre cooling applications worldwide. Offering the most energy-efficient low-to-high-density data centre cooling solution currently available, the ColdLogik cooling system has itself attracted many industry and environmental accolades.
By employing the basic scientific principle that water under negative pressure cannot escape through a hole or breach in pipework, the LPS offers data centres the option of using water-based cooling systems without running the risk of coolant leakage damage to sensitive electronic data storage equipment.
Mike West, product manager at Aqua DCS (Data Centre Services), said: “The University of Stavanger was looking for an effective cooling system for its data centre, and our system’s leak-free guarantee was definitely a key selling point.
“The data centre industry represents an enormous market opportunity for Aqua and USystems — supplying and installing our technology in data centres overseas is always exciting, and being involved in the higher education sector is very rewarding.”
The University of Stavanger is ranked as one of Norway’s top ten academic institutions.
“Working with such a prestigious establishment has opened the door to an exciting new market in Norway that we hope to develop further in the future,” said Mike.
Aqua’s and USystems’ previous education sector data centre deals include cooling system installations at the University of Swansea in Wales and the University of Bath in Somerset.