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Datum Datacentres upgrades cooling system at Farnborough data centre

Wed 17 Jan 2024

Image of Datum FRN1 data centre Image Credit: Baxtel

Datum Datacentres has upgraded its cooling system at its FRN1 data centre in Farnborough. The company has installed high-efficiency free cooling chillers.

This move aligns with the company’s sustainability strategy, aiming to reduce water and energy consumption.

Sustainability and Efficiency in Focus

The newly installed chillers replace the previous adiabatic cooling system, marking a significant step in Datum’s lifecycle replacement project.

The advanced system employs ‘through wall’ recirculating airflow topology, providing flexible rack power densities. With high-efficiency free cooling chillers featuring electronically commutated (EC) fans, inverter-driven motors, and electronic expansion valves, the system is designed for reduced power consumption and improved control.

Dominic Phillips, CEO of Datum, shared his insights on the project: “This project forms part of our investment into the long-term sustainability of our data centres and our ongoing commitment to support our clients and partners to achieve their ESG goals.”

The company anticipates a 70% reduction in site water usage while maintaining high efficiency. The project was completed by Keysource.

Datum Datacentres is backed by UBS Asset Management.

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