• Modine’s US test centre.
    Modine’s US test centre.

The Modine Manufacturing Company has commenced full scale production of chillers for the data centre market at their new production facility in Rockbridge, Virginia.

At the same time the company confirmed a significant order with data centre giant, Corscale, with plans for further business in the coming months.

Airedale by Modine is Modine's data centre cooling brand which is headquartered in the United Kingdom with facilities in Spain, Dubai, and the United States.

With Airedale by Modine cooling solutions set to be installed at Corscale's Gainesville Crossing Data Campus, the company has secured a healthy pipeline for its OptiChill  free-cooling chillers, AireWall fan walls & SmartCool ONE  computer room air handling units.

Having worked closely with engineers from Corscale, Modine has developed a specialized data centre chiller based on their existing OptiChill range. The Corscale chiller has enhanced free cooling to offer a world-class energy efficient solution.

Engineering specialists said the cooling solution delivers on performance while operating at higher water temperatures and fluid temperature differentials than traditional offerings, enhancing energy efficiency and free-cooling potential.

Prior to the commencement of site deliveries, the team from Corscale will be invited to a witness test at Modine's new state-of-the-art laboratories in Virginia.

The test centre is capable of testing a complete range of air conditioning equipment up to 2.2MW (expanding to 5MW in future for water-cooled chillers), the climate temperature being fully controllable anywhere from 59°F to 126°F.

The new Corscale chiller operates using twin screw compressors and has a number of special features, included to enhance efficiency and performance, including: enhanced controls for fast-start, input power limiting and intelligent management of compressors, refrigerant and pumps.

There is an on board variable speed pump to precisely match cooling demand, and a 100 per cent contained Glycol loop to isolate the economizer from the cooling loop and increase efficiency of the Airwall units.

There is also active harmonic filtration, ensuring a clean power supply to the data centre while saving on external plant requirements.

SmartCool ONE is a 35kW to 1MW computer room air handler.  With a cooling capacity of up to 1MW, it is optimized for air and water conditions and an intelligent controls platform can maximize efficiencies and cooling power, 

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