Munters, the Swedish air treatment and climate solutions business, has launched a new factory for the manufacture of data center cooling equipment in Virginia, USA in order to meet the growing demand for data center cooling.
Munters is moving its activities to the new, 34,000m2 production facility from its Buena Vista, Virginia, plant. It increases Daleville’s manufacturing capacity and grows to be the company’s biggest operation in the Americas.
Environmental monitoring and control is one of the most important duties for every data center. High humidity and temperature levels can malfunction IT equipment, resulting in damage that makes it uncomfortable for anybody working within the data center.
Both high temperatures and high humidity are bad for electrical and IT equipment. The majority of IT equipment and gadgets generate heat, which they must promptly expel to maintain operation.
Devices and equipment can be damaged by excessive heat and humidity, which can result in a malfunction or complete failure. Equipment that is damaged increases the risk of fire and other safety hazards. As a result of these hazards, equipment needs to be serviced or replaced more frequently, raising operational expenses.
Since Class A1 and A2 equipment is used in the majority of data centers, facility managers must make sure their cooling systems are adequate. According to Stefan Aspman, group vice president and president of the data center technologies business area, it’s anticipated that demand for cutting-edge, environmentally friendly data center cooling will stay high. And their brand-new facility intends to provide their clients top-notch, energy-efficient solutions.
The net-zero emissions aim for Munters was taken into consideration when designing the new, cutting-edge factory, which will provide the finest working environment for its employees. An example of this is the forthcoming installation of solar panels on the roof, which is predicted to provide a significant portion of the daily energy use.
Furthermore, through this initiative, more than 150 jobs will be created, and production capacity for cooling and humidity control equipment will rise.