Low Air Leakage

Leakage affects energy, and in the context of mission critical cooling, it has a related impact. KyotoCooling has inherent control over both aspects of design.

Leakage with respect to energy use is a problem. Leakage, like the proverbial dripping faucet, is a direct loss of energy and therefore, a predictable loss of energy, resulting in increased operating costs through higher fan power and conditioning costs. While some air change based on human occupation is mandated and all building shells have leakage to some degree, KyotoCooling by Air Enterprise guarantees an industry-leading leakage rate on air handlers of less than 0.5 percent of air volume at 15 inches of static pressure for the life of the equipment.

Leakage is more complex in the context of a data center, where it is important to maintain the conditioned space. That requires controlling the quality of the air in terms of cleanliness, humidity and temperature, along with the rate of change as defined by the industry.

It is important to maintain filtration, minimize leakage and control humidity and temperature to maximize the life of information technology equipment. Intel famously demonstrated a 63 percent increase in failure rate using outside air in just more than 10 months across control groups in a New Mexico study. Sub 3μ (micron) particulates and a lack of humidity control are significant causes of early electronics failure due to deliquescent condensation effects.

KyotoCooling rigorously maintains the conditioned space through an indirect air-to-air cooling system that performs conductive heat transfer without bringing in outside air. We also filter 100 percent airflow, twice, believing that 100 percent filtration and ultralow leakage are appropriate for mission-critical design in situations in which the core mission of the design is to avoid information technology failure.
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