A Fareham-based engineering firm has continued its expansion with ground-breaking contracts in north-west England.
Aqua Cooling, based in Segensworth Road, has delivered on contracts to supply state-of-the art cooling towers at MediaCityUK in Manchester and Clarke Energy in Liverpool.
They were commissioned by a multinational data centre hosting provider to install four cooling towers for its new Manchester flagship facility in the MediaCityUK development.
Located in the vicinity of ITV’s Coronation Street studios, limiting noise output was a high-priority consideration.
Aqua Cooling’s engineers modified the proposed cooling system to include low sound options in order to keep the data centre’s water chillers cold while ensuring noise was kept to a minimum.
The bespoke system is also specially designed so that the water chillers can largely be replaced by the cooling tower during colder weather and, in “free-cooling” mode, their energy efficiency can increase by up to ninety five per cent.
The firm also supplied two cooling towers for a Clarke Energy power plant, which needed a system that would both lower the temperature of the generator and cool the absorption chiller used to recycle any excess heat.
Peter Fowles, York-based projects engineer at Aqua Cooling, said: ‘Our brief in each case was to install a system that would remove a considerable heat load and improve on energy efficiency, whilst operating within strict noise restrictions and height limitations.
‘Under these circumstances we recommended evaporative wet cooling systems, and this NC model makes it a lot easier to cool larger applications with more value.
‘We pride ourselves on having highly-skilled engineers who are able to understand and come to grips with our clients’ needs and are talented in providing full-service customer solutions that will meet those requirements fully.’