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Power and Cooling Technologies

Dell Fresh Air: High tolerances. Low costs.

Rising energy costs and regulations compound the expense to power and cool your data center. Reduce operational costs and your IT environmental impact using outdoor air. Next generation Dell Fresh Air-capable hardware enables:
  • Even higher temperature, relative humidity and dew point tolerances
  • Usability in both air-side and water-side economized environments
  • Greater ride-through time extension if your cooling system fails
  • Expanded geographic deployment locales for chiller-less data centers
Dell Fresh Air capable next-generation hardware can perform continuously at 40°C (104°F), in up to 85 percent Relative Humidity at a 29°C dew point in noncorrosive, clean air environments such as ISA-71 Class G1. Additionally, this enterprise hardware can perform for additional time-based excursions up to 45°C (113°F) — allowing humidity up to 90 percent (29°C maximum dew point).

To demonstrate its extreme temperature endurance, Dell built a Fresh Air Hot House at our headquarters in Round Rock, Texas — where summer temperatures can top 40°C (104°F). Our hot house is a non-air conditioned, 8’ x 10’ outbuilding with a hardware rack running Dell Fresh Air-capable, off-the-shelf hardware. It uses 100 percent air-side economization and no chiller by pulling outdoor air into the structure and passing the hot air out with simple blowers.

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