How Are We Different?

How Are We Different?

Our OptiCool® data center cooling solution is revolutionizing data center design. Our primary differentiation is related to four critical data center design critera:

  • Capacity
  • Redundancy
  • Space
  • Efficiency

We provide close-coupled solution supporting low- to high-density applications (up to 30 kW per rack).

Our Cool Door® is universally adaptable to most equipment racks.

The OptiCool® solution utilizes R-134a refrigerant. Refrigerant is more efficient than comparable chilled water solutions due to the phase change from cool liquid to a gaseous state which occurs when R-134a is introduced to  heat.

OptiCool® is non-conductive and non-corrosive.  In the event of a seismic event, OptiCool® is far safer for electronics than comparable chilled water solutions when positioned in close proximity to equipment.

OptiCool® is non-toxic.  In the unlikely event of a leak, R-134a turns into a heavier-than-air gas and would sink to the floor level.

The OptiCool® data center cooling solution is modular by design.  Modularity offers far superior redundancy options to conventional cooling, in-row and other forms of in-rack cooling.  OptiCool® is  can provide up to 20 kW of N+1 cooling capacity within the rack in the unlikely event of an outage.  Less effective supplimentary or adjacent redundancy options are avoided such as on top of the rack, on the ceiling, or elsewhere in the equipment row.

We do not require a raised floor saving on cost for new construction, but can support raised floor, if required.

The OptiCool® solution can save between 66% (DX) and 90% (Chilled Water) of the “cooling footprint” within your data center.  The space requirement for OptiCool® is substantially less than row-based or computer room air conditioner (CRAC) cooling.

The OptiCool® solution can save between 57% (DX) and 95% (Chilled Water) of the energy used for cooling a data center in comparison to conventional cooling.  These savings turn directly into  a reduction in operating expenses and afford the opportunity for capital subsidy for energy efficiency.