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Hybrid system keeps Swansea cool

Leading UK engineering company called in to keep Swansea University computers cool

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | October 02, 2015 | Facilities

South Coast engineering firm Aqua Cooling has successfully installed its state-of-the-art hybrid cooling system for Swansea University in Wales as an integral part of its £450 million new Bay Campus development.

Combined with computer cabinet rear doors, Hampshire-based Aqua Coolings hybrid adiabatic coolers feature the companys Queens Award-winning guaranteed leak prevention technology (LPS) which allows the effective and worry-free use of a refrigerant-free water cooling system within the sensitive data centre environment.

The hybrid system also represents a significant technological stride forward by providing an effective, cost-effective water-treatment free ambient cooling system that eliminates the emission of excess water spray and standing water. The minimal amount of water that is produced by the cooling process is treated by ultra violet filters incorporated into the system.

Swansea University is the first university to adopt Aqua Coolings eco-friendly energy efficient hybrid cooling system in its data centre, although Aquas installation project manager, Mike Lloyd-Hole, expects other academic institutions to follow suit.

Mike said: Working with Swansea University has been an extremely enjoyable experience. Aquas hybrid technology is perfect for use in a higher education setting, so we hope this will prove to be the first of many installations in this sector.

The Bay Campus project has been incredibly rewarding. New and returning Swansea students will benefit from this latest application of our tried and tested cooling technology, and they can be sure our systems will effectively maintain their learning environments at a comfortable temperature. 

We are thrilled that our installation will support the universitys drive towards energy efficiency as it  increasingly opts for greener operating alternatives, Mike added.

The hybrid adiabatic system is a cost-effective, chemical-free and leak-free cooling solution with an excellent HSE safety record that is designed to regulate temperatures in closed environments such as data centres. Aqua Coolings hybrid system in enhanced by the companys LPS revolutionary anti-leak technology that not only detects potential fissures in the system and prevents leaks until a more permanent solution can be implemented. 

For more information on Aqua Cooling please visit or +44 (0) 800 808 5580

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