Celebrating innovation: Daikin showcases cutting-edge data center solutions at Data Centre World

As the demand for data centers grows rapidly, driven by the rise of artificial intelligence applications and cloud computing, so the need for cooling solutions tailored to the energy-intensive requirements of this sector is increasing. 

Considering the necessity of keeping data centers constantly temperature-controlled and their increasing number and the need for sustainable solutions for this purpose, Daikin has decided to put its 100 years of HVAC sector experience at the service of the data center industry.  

For this purpose, Daikin designed a dedicated solution for data centers and will present it at the Data Centre World event, which is a global conference for data center professionals and is the world's largest gathering of industry professionals and end-users.   

The event will be held on 22-23 May 2024 at Messe Frankfurt, and on 21-22 May at Eurostars Madrid Tower, to see all of Daikin’s specialised cooling solutions on offer.  


Daikin's Sustainable Solutions for Data Centers: Meeting Environmental Demands 

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic in the data center industry. Daikin recognises this imperative and is committed to minimising energy and water consumption. This focus is aligned with the priorities of legislators, investors and employees, all of which require companies to address environmental concerns and fulfil their corporate responsibilities. Daikin has set ambitious targets to achieve zero-emission operations by 2050 and is working closely with its customers to support their decarbonisation goals. The company's commitment to sustainability is evident in the growing demand for Daikin's free cooling solutions, which use low ambient air temperatures to reduce chiller run times, thereby reducing energy consumption, and extending equipment life. Offering several types of free cooling, including glycol-free systems tailored for critical applications such as data centers, Daikin also uses advanced AI-supported plant management systems to optimise chiller performance and match total capacity to actual load. This innovative approach results in energy savings of up to 15% compared to traditional chiller sequencing control methods. In addition, Daikin has expanded its product and service offerings to meet the evolving needs of end-users, introducing two different ranges of air-cooled chillers designed specifically for data centers.

Click here to learn more about the 17 Key Challenges for Data Center chiller selection and how to overcome them. 



Chiller and air-side solutions for data center applications  

Daikin's chiller range features screw compressor units with in-house designed and manufactured variable frequency drives (VFDs) mounted directly on the compressor for improved reliability and efficiency. These VFDs are refrigerant cooled for improved reliability, particularly in extreme environmental conditions where traditional air-cooled VFDs may fail. 

Thanks to VFD technology, Daikin chillers offer precise modulation of cooling loads, with capacities up to 2150 kW for screw compressor units and up to 1344 kW for scroll compressor chillers. This versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, from retrofit projects to large-scale developments. 

Daikin chillers are capable of supplying water temperatures up to +30°C and can operate effectively in a wide range of outdoor temperature conditions from -30°C to +55°C. This adaptability is highly valued by large data center operators who are managing increasingly dense server configurations and associated equipment. 

In addition to chillers, Daikin offers the Pro-W range of high-efficiency Computer Room Air Handling (CRAH) solutions, manufactured in both the UK and Italy. With cooling capacities ranging from 200kW to 700kW, these units are well-suited to even the largest data centers. Despite their high capacities, the Pro-W range remains compact, facilitating installation where space is at a premium.

Daikin's products are designed with environmental concerns in mind, offering a choice of refrigerants to further align with sustainability goals. The company also offers a range of control options specifically designed for data centers, ensuring optimal operation around the clock by continuously adapting to real-time conditions.  

Click here to learn more about Daikin's 11 reasons for choosing Air Handling Units for Data Centers. 


After-sales services for data centers  

Daikin has tailored its controls and cooling solutions to match the growing demand for the high resilience and remote operation that is helping to turbocharge the global data center industry. Specifically, Daikin provides comprehensive after-sales support including access to its remote monitoring ‘Daikin On Site’ (DOS) service so any performance or safety risks can be flagged up to keep the system running as it was intended.  

DOS captures live operational data from the unit and combines it with statistical predictions using trend analysis. This allows the service team to develop a preventative maintenance schedule to ensure the efficiency and reliability of the critical equipment, avoiding costly downtime and major repairs.  


Do you want to know more about Daikin’s data center solutions? Then, get in touch with the form below.