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One MW cooling assignment for Switch Datacenters

Monday 3 November 2014


One MW cooling assignment for Switch Datacenters
Switch Datacenters awards Air@Work the assignment for one MegaWatt of indirect adiabatic cooling in their datacenter in Woerden NL.


Reliable and short payback time

“The payback time and the reliability were the decisive factors” tells Gregor Snip of Switch Datacenters. “Not only the installation becomes a lot more energy efficient, also the reliability increases greatly because all the components are carried out in N+1 and the cooling is not depended on a cold water circuit only. Moreover the maintenance of the systems can be carried out by our own maintenance crew which decreases the operational costs highly.”

The replacement of the existing cooling installation by the Air@Work compressor-less-cooling-solution will have a payback time of four years because of lower energy and maintenance costs. One MW of conventional cooling system shall be replaced by energy efficient indirect adiabatic cooling systems with a PUE cooling lower than 1.05. In comparison with conventional cooling techniques the system saves up to 90% on energy costs next to a remarkable saving of maintenance costs.

About Switch Datacenters

Switch Datacenters is a leading supplier of high quality network and climswitch-datacenter-amsterdam-logoate neutral datacenters and has a broad portfolio of services specialized in ISP’s, System Intergrators and Cloud environment.

Switch Datacenters distinguishes itself from conventional datacenters with hyper modern facilities, a large quantity of secured computer rooms, redundant cable-entry rooms, direct connection with the NL-IX and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, innovative energy saving techniques, 24×7 NOC services and a network neutral policy.
In July 2014 Switch acquired their second location in Woerden which they exploit next to their datacenter in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost.
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About Air@Work

Air@Work is a supplier of an energy saving and environmental friendly cooling solution for datacenters. The product iDrukwerks based on indirect adiabatic cooling. The cooling functions without compressors within the guidelines of the Ashrae TC 9.9. 2011 and meets the certification schema of Stichting Milieukeur of climatecontrol for datacenters. The innovative product has a PUE cooling lower than 1.05. In comparison with conventional cooling techniques this saves up to 90% on energy cost.

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How does it work?

With two separate air streams the Air@Work datacenter cooling system supplies the total cooling of the datacenter. The outside air does not come in contact with the recirculation air in the datacenter. During 80% of the year the system takes care of the cooling of the outside air. During 20% of the year the system cools the outside air by evaporating water to realize the desired cooling temperature. The renovation will start at the end of 2014. The total replacement will be finished in the spring of 2015.


Air@Work is the developer and producer of air handling systems equipped with indirect adiabatic cooling inside, for reliable cool computer rooms, data centers and commercial (utility) buildings, against low investment- and maintenance costs.
StatiqCooling is the developer and producer of highly durable plastic heat exchangers, which combine heat recovery and indirect adiabatic cooling in just one compact heat exchanger.

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