Description of Glycol Cooling Systems

Glycol Cooling System

Glycol cooling systems uses a self-contained system, to cool data centers. This system uses a small heat exchanger to collect heat from a type of refrigerant. Glycol is a mixture of water and ethylene glycol. This type of refrigerant is similar to antifreeze found in an automobile. The heat exchanger uses pipes to move the fluid from one place to another. The pipes are smaller than the condensing cool, because glycol can collect inside the system. The refrigerant flows through the pipes to a fluid cooler. A pump package is also part of a glycol cooling system. A pump package can include a pump, motor and protective enclosure. The package helps circulate the refrigerant from the computer room and cooler.  Most glycol systems are used for medium data centers.

Glycol systems are factory tested, and factory sealed before they are sent off to the location. The pipes that are used to transfer the glycol can run long distances. These pipes are longer then air cooled systems. Glycol on can be cooled lower than water. Glycols temperature can be cooled below 50°F. This makes them great for outside areas.