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New Cooling Solution Delivers Industry Leading Energy Efficiency Savings

Fri 15 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric’s New Cooling Solution Delivers Industry Leading Energy Efficiency Savings

• InRow DX cuts energy by 50 percent over first generation technology.
• Delivers industry leading energy efficiency for high capacity loads.
• Features lowered energy costs as the most efficient system of its class, enhanced controls, and a new user interface.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced the second generation of the InRow DX (direct expansion) 600mm as the latest addition to the InRow product line, expanding Schneider Electric’s vast cooling portfolio to meet the evolving cooling needs of an ever-changing data centre environment. Providing the high density cooling data centre managers need to maintain critical facility temperatures, the InRow DX features lowered energy costs, enhanced controls, and a new user interface as the most efficient system of its class.

This second generation release significantly improves cooling efficiency by reducing power consumption while also increasing capacity. Capable of high-density cooling up to 42kW with a 4000 SCFM max airflow in a small 600mm-wide footprint, Schneider Electric’s InRow DX solution provides the highest partial-load energy savings in the industry, cutting energy consumption by 50 percent over first generation technology. This savings is enabled by the use of new brushless variable speed scroll compressors and EC fans, making the new InRow DX 600mm the most efficient system of its class.

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Pay as you Grow
The InRow DX design closely couples cooling with the IT heat load, preventing hot air recirculation, while improving cooling predictability and allowing for a pay as you grow environment. Available in self-contained, fluid-cooled, and air-cooled configurations with or without humidity control, these products meet the diverse requirements for closet, server room, and data center cooling.

Active Flow Control
The addition of Active Flow Control, which measures air pressure inside the containment system and automatically adjusts fan speed to match the exact airflow of the IT equipment, increases precision and efficiency. With an improved user-friendly design, the InRow DX also features an intuitive 4.3-inch color touch screen display and network card, to provide fast, easy access to data and increased visibility into cooling system performance.

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“Data centre managers face numerous obstacles on the path towards efficiency, including growing performance needs resulting in higher density systems, tightening energy regulations and pressure to reduce OpEx,” said Matthew Baynes, Data Centre Business Development Director, Schneider Electric. “The latest generation of InRow direct expansion cooling puts efficiency and cost savings at the forefront for users, delivering the greatest partial-load energy savings available in a small but powerful system.”

The InRow DX 600mm is now available for purchase worldwide. For more information on Schneider Electric’s InRow product line, please visit the Schneider Electric InRow Direct Expansion web page.

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About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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