Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched a new cooling system for IT environments, s-MEXT.
The split cooling package consists of the s-MEXT high precision air conditioner indoor unit connected to a Mr Slim R32 inverter outdoor unit.
“The product is monumental for data centres around the country, where 40 per cent of total electricity usage comes from air conditioning,” says Mitsubishi Electric. “Aside from its energy efficiency focus, the new s-MEXT air conditioning has been designed with data centres front of mind and is equipped to precisely control temperature and relative humidity.”
According to Mitsubishi Electric, the small-size design means it can easily integrate into small IT rooms, small data centres, or distribution rooms.
Atesh Mani, National Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Australia, says the new product is an important innovation for data centres around the country.
“We’re really excited to launch the latest product in the Mitsubishi Electric IT cooling family,” he says. “The s-MEXT has really been manufactured to provide IT environments with powerful cooling solutions while providing businesses with a R32 refrigerant option.”
Mani says increased power densities in IT environments have led to growing temperatures (up to 23°C) of intake airflows directed to the IT equipment. The s-MEXT and Mr Slim cooling package was designed to manage return air temperatures up to 35°C, matching the requirements of the most critical data centres.
“We’re very aware that a significant portion of the electricity consumed by data centres is by air conditioning,” says Mani. “As such, it is really important that we are constantly innovating to meet the highest energy efficiency standards.”
S-MEXT is available in over (top air supply) and under (bottom air supply) variants, for a wider range of applications.