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APC by Schneider InRow OA and RDU pumped refrigerant cooling system
By Anthony Capkun
October 8, 2010
APC by Schneider Electric expanded its InRow product line with an overhead, energy-efficient, refrigerant-based cooling solution for data centre environments. Designed for medium- and high-density applications, the InRow OA and Refrigerant Distribution Unit (RDU) pumped refrigerant cooling system captures up to 27kW of hot exhaust air at the source, neutralizes it and discharges cool, ambient air to the IT space. The OA includes integrated thermal containment, which eliminates mixing of hot and cold air streams; modular construction, variable speed fans and active response controls are all integrated into one system. The overhead design requires no whitespace because it can be mounted on a rack or suspended from the ceiling above the hot aisle. This refrigerant-based system has been developed to eliminate the threat from water leaks in proximity to IT equipment. The refrigerant is R134a: a non-toxic solution that poses no threat to IT equipment in the event of a leak, and has no ozone-depletion potential.