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Vertiv launches scalable thermal management solutions

By Catherine Knowles, Mon 12 Jul 2021

Vertiv has launched a new line of efficient thermal management solutions for high-density IT applications across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The Liebert XD family offers cooling in row, rack or room design, with provision for scalability and flexibility for future expansion.

According to Vertiv, the Liebert XD family utilises refrigerant-based systems to cool IT equipment. By adopting a waterless design, the solution is designed for use around electrical equipment, reducing hazards and supporting sustainability targets for businesses working to eliminate water usage in the data centre.

Furthermore, the Liebert XD family is designed for high-density computing applications and enterprise data centres, and can be implemented as a hybrid approach, using a combination of floormount mission-critical cooling units and cooling from the Liebert XD Series as supplemental or primary.

Vertiv states its compact design allows for targeted cooling closer to the heat source, allowing for potential energy savings of up to 70% when deployed as primary cooling and up to 30% savings as supplemental cooling, when compared to traditional data centre cooling solutions.

The Liebert XD family has two types of heat rejection modules available: the Liebert XDP, which utilises the building’s existing chilled water system as well as the Liebert XD pumped refrigerant unit, which can cool up to 200kW of IT load; and the Liebert XDC air-cooled variant, which can support up to 130kW of IT load, for businesses that do not have existing chilled water system in their buildings.

The Liebert XDP and Liebert XDC units can be used in conjunction with a variety of cooling modules to address different room cooling challenges: the Liebert XDH for in-row cooling; the Liebert XDO for overhead cooling; and the Liebert XDV for above-rack cooling.

Each cooling module supports either air-cooled or chilled water, depending on customer requirements and provision for scalable growth.

The cooling modules can be placed where the heat loads are, a flexible approach to provide cooling exactly where it is needed.

A scalable solution, the Liebert XD cooling solutions may be added and reconfigured to react to changes in the environment as heat loads increase, Vertiv states.

Vertiv Asia head of thermal management Rebecca Ng says, “Cooling accounts for one of the biggest energy consumers within the data centre space. This is no surprise considering the huge amount of data that’s being processed, stored and analysed as many organisations ramp up their digital transformation programs.

"As more organisations today strive to balance energy efficiency and sustainability goals with their overall business goals, the Liebert XD family is the perfect solution to support high-density applications.”

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