Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has unveiled an upgraded testing room at its thermal management centre near Tognana, Italy. This sizeable investment significantly increases the facility’s testing capacity and manufacturing capabilities in the existing space and demonstrates Vertiv’s ongoing commitment to the advancement of chilled water systems to help drive liquid cooling adoption. It also shows the company’s support of increasing demands on data centres, including high-performance computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI (GenAI).
The upgraded testing room will allow Vertiv to do standard and tailored tests of customer equipment, spanning all of the cooling solutions in its product portfolio – both air and water-cooled, balancing a thermal load greater than 2MW with a chamber air temperature up to 55°C. Moreover, Vertiv will also be able to test units equipped with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
This upgrade comes at a critical time for the data centre industry. Operators are expanding rapidly to meet increasing capacity needs, whilst at the same time seeking to minimise their environmental impact. More than 100 European data centre operators and trade associations have signed The Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact committing to climate neutrality by 2030. Chilled water systems play a key role in helping to reach this goal by enabling operators to upscale data centre capacity whilst simultaneously limiting direct and indirect emissions. These systems apply low-GWP refrigerants that enable a significant reduction of direct and indirect CO2 emissions, decreasing a data centre’s carbon footprint.Click below to share this article