US Patent No. 10,485,141

DATA CENTRE COOLING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,485,141
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Data Centre Cooling System
Inventorship Paul Rogers, Stanley Pontlarge (GB)
Neil Crow, Cheltenham (GB)
Lucian Hicks, Cheltenham (GB)
Assignee BRIPCO BVBA, Antwerp (BE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,141

1. A method of cooling a data centre, wherein the data centre comprises: a cooling air source; at least one rack room having a floor and a plurality of rack storage areas on the floor, each rack storage area accommodating a plurality of racks in which a plurality of rack-mountable items of electronic equipment having at least one fan are housed; one or more cold aisles in the rack room, each cold aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area; one or more hot aisles in the rack room, each hot aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area; and an air supply corridor for transporting cooling air, above the floor, from the cooling air source to the one or more cold aisles, the air supply corridor having a cross-sectional area of at least 3 m2 along 90% of its length; and wherein the data centre is cooled by operating the fans for the rack-mountable items of electronic equipment to transport cooling air from the cooling air source to the one or more cold aisles and back to the cooling air source, wherein the fans of the rack mountable electronic equipment are necessary and sufficient to directly cause circulation of the cooling air between the cooling air source and the one or more cold aisles without the aid of gravity.