Data Center Sustainability is Driven by Schneider Electric's Uniflair Cooling Innovation

Published on: 28 April 2022
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Schneider ElectricTM, the global leader in digital energy management and automation, today announced the launch of its new UniflairTM Chillers with inverter screw compressors for large data centers, which provide the efficiency, precision, and configurability needed to meet current and future data center cooling challenges.

The air-cooled and free cooling extra-large chillers provide increased cooling capacity and lower power consumption for high energy efficiency in all environmental conditions. Uniflair Chillers with screw compressors are within the first solutions to leverage low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

“The latest Uniflair Chiller air cooler is designed end-to-end with sustainability in mind and provides enterprises with outstanding energy efficiencies and reliability, even in challenging conditions. With the use of green refrigerants, combined with decreased power consumption, this offering emphasizes Schneider’s dedication to purposeful innovation and sustainability while empowering customers with forward-looking adaptability.”

said Pankaj Pathak, Director Cooling, Secure Power, Schneider Electric.

Data center cooling innovation advances sustainability and resiliency missionsSchneider’s latest 300-2200kW Uniflair Chillers introduce major improvements to high efficiency and reliable cooling for data center applications and enhance the current platform with new sizes and configurations. The chillers:

Offer modular configuration and are packaged to simplify and accelerate site deployment and design.

Integrate a free-cooling system that leverages outdoor air to provide cooling, minimizing energy consumption without impacting unit size.

Minimize annual energy usage, improving TCO.

Achieve +2MW with high water temperature, increasing unit cooling capacity in a reduced footprint.

For more information about the Uniflair Chillers, and the specific new extra-large screw air-cooled and free-cooling chiller range (XRAC / XRAF) models, see product specifications, here.

Furthering Sustainability Action with iMason’s Climate Accord

In addition to driving data center sustainability through innovation, Schneider Electric reinforced its commitment to industry collaboration as a founding coalition member in the Infrastructure Masons Climate Accord. Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a non-profit professional association, has assembled a historic cooperative of over 50 companies, including AWS, Microsoft and Google, to reduce carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.

The mission of this accord is to standardize global carbon accounting of digital infrastructure, influencing market-based decisions to drive the industry to achieve carbon neutrality. For more information on Schneider Electric’s vision to reach a net zero world, click here.

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