Air Handler Unit CFD Analysis

Project Type

Air Handler Unit

Funding

Direct Funded Project

Researchers

Patrick Donnellan

“While low ambient locations can provide free cooling, not all free cooling is easily managed. Placing free cooling air handlers for data centres in locations where temperatures can get to -30 or -40 degrees in winter presents its own challenges. System design can be modelled utilising Computational Fluid Dynamics to predict operation under low ambient conditions. CFD modelling requires a high level of engineering understanding of the problem to be analysed along with mathematical competence. EDPAC were not only surprised but delighted to find such a high level of competence and capability on our door step through our engagement with Patrick Donnellan at SEAM. We plan to continue to work with them on critical infrastructure designs.”

Noel Lynch , Managing Director, EPDAC International Ltd.