These absorption chillers from Thermax Inc. take the heat from the turbines and use it produce cold water for the data center’s cooling system. Absorption chillers use a lithium bromide solution to absorb vapor from evaporating water, creating a vacuum. The 585 degree F heat from the turbines re-concentrates the solution and releases the water vapor, which is then condensed in a cooling tower, which returns water to the data center at 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). IBM says this approach increases the amount of cooling generated.
- MICHIEL de JONG
Low Speed Ventilation Datacenters
A number of data center issues are related to the circulation of air. Most of these issues, if not all of them, stem from the basic design of the data center.» Read More