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Alfa Laval - Data center cooling

Data center cooling

It is predicted that data centers will account for approximately 20% of the world’s energy use by 2025 and as much as 7% of CO2 emissions. More than 35% of the energy consumed in a data center comes from cooling the servers.

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Alfa Laval advanced plate heat exchangers offer:

  • Most effective plate design in the market today, with a flexible configuration
  • Reliable performance, resulting in increased uptime
  • Improved serviceability capabilities, resulting in lower maintenance costs
  • Easy expansion capabilities for increasing cooling duty
  • Smaller footprint compared to traditional shell-and-tube heat exchangers

 

Why Alfa Laval for data center cooling?

Each year, Alfa Laval newly installed plate heat exchangers enable free cooling in data centers, resulting in 144 GWh of energy savings and a CO2 emissions reduction of 33,000 tonnes.

Alfa Laval’s plate heat exchangers are industry standard for cooling duties. Engineered for optimal and complete counter-current flow, they provide an efficient solution for heat transfer while saving space in the data center. The design provides a small footprint, a flexibility to adapt heat transfer to changed duties and is very easy to maintain

Join our free webinar!

Data center cooling and pizza baking? Yes! It may sound peculiar, but both cooling systems and pizza baking are heavily influenced by the temperature of the air. Watch our recently recorded webinar where our data center cooling experts discuss how the outside temperature affects your data center cooling - and cook an amazing pizza at the same time!

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The key to sustainable data centers

• Advanced plate heat exchanger technology that minimizes the need for traditional mechanical cooling
• Shrink your power bill and environmental impact with unique solutions that maximize efficiency for minimized energy consumption
• A wide range of solutions to boost sustainability by taking advantage of free cooling as well as heat recovery opportunities
• Innovations for improving reliability and serviceability help you maximize uptime and simplify maintenance

Protecting and enabling greener solutions


On average, as much as 40% of a data center's power consumption goes toward cooling the servers. Fortunately, the technology to make these colling systems more energy efficient and reliable already exists. Watch this video to learn about the potential for increased sustainability with Alfa Laval's next-generation plate heat exchangers.

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Efficient and reliable technology: that is what we do

Only Alfa Laval offers a full range of heat exchange technology for data centers with performance certification from the independent Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). This gives you confident assurance of efficient performance, but ultimately, the equipment is just the beginning. Find out how we can work with you from day one to make sure your cooling system will deliver reliable, long-term sustainability.

Learn more about AHRI performance certification

Unique expertise to ensure dependable sustainability over time

Fouling can greatly reduce both the expected lifetime of your heat exchanger as well as its thermal performance. With Alfa Laval as your partner, you have access to the world-leading experts on chemistry and materials technology. They can work with you to identify the potential causes of fouling risks and develop custom strategies to help you prevent it. 

Learn more about the Materials Technology & Chemistry Lab and Test Centre

Do you need BIM files?

Heat exchangers from Alfa Laval are now available in the digital infrastructure for BIM objects. Preview and download building information modelling (BIM) files for your heat transfer solutions.

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Talk to our experts

Questions? Challenges? Don’t worry – that’s what we’re here for.
Want to find out how the right technology can help your data center achieve greener goals? Fill out the form, and one of our experts will get in touch with more information.

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Keeping performance on top over time

All gasketed plate heat exchangers will require maintenance over time. Our aim is to develop equipment that will prolong the service intervals and minimize the cost for service.

Performance audits

Our trained experts review and analyse the actual thermal performance of your equipment. Using modern tools, they can detect for fouling or similar risks, enabling you to better plan your maintenance needs in order to optimize system uptime.

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Cleaning-in-place

Alfa Laval cleaning-in-place (CIP) systems enable quick and easy in-line cleaning of heat exchangers for managing fouling. With environmentally friendly, biodegradable cleaning agents, our CIP eliminates unnecessary repeated opening of your equipment. As a result, you drastically reduce spare parts consumption and the man-hours needed for maintenance.

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Backflushing

Alfa Laval recommends frequent backflushing on the incoming flow of cooling water for short periods of time. In this sequence, the reversed water scrapes off and flushes out accumulated debris from the heat exchanger plate surface. Using backflush equipment saves time and money while minimizing downtime.

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Demand new standards

Introducing the world’s most modern Gasketed plate heat exchangers. Discover how our next-generation line of gasketed plate heat exchangers will bring you higher efficiency, better reliability and greater serviceability.

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