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Aquilon CO2 CRAC Unit

An energy efficient data center cooling unit using carbon dioxide as refrigerant

November 2020

Aquilon CO2 CRAC Unit

An energy efficient data center cooling unit using carbon dioxide as refrigerant

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date November 18, 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 5-6 - Market competition driving widespread deployment &/"Bankable" grade asset class

The data centre industry is an increasingly growing sector, as is its cooling needs. Most of the solutions offered in today's market include synthetic refrigerants which, in case of leaks, has a huge impact on global warming and ozone depletion. The solution aims at providing a unit that would remove synthetic refrigerants from data centres. The Aquilon unit uses 100% natural refrigerant. The computer room air conditioning unit has increased free cooling potential, without a pump or a compressor, because of carbon dioxide's thermodynamic properties.

The Environmental Benefits

  • A single unit can removes the equivalent of 165,000kg, or more, of R-22 refrigerant
  • The annual electrical consumption of a unit is more than 70% lower than a standard unit without free cooling capabilities
  • Reduction of global warming potential of about 2000:1

The Financial Benefits

  • Less than 3 years payback time
  • Reduction of energy consumption for cooling of about 70%

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Company Profile

Carnot Réfrigération

Carnot Refrigeration, Working to Make Eco-friendly Refrigeration a Global Standard

Headquarters Quebec G0X, Canada
Type Startup or self-employed
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International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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