About the Data Center Precision Air Conditioning Market
Precision air conditioners are reliable systems, which are capable of operating continuously while offering precise control over temperature and humidity of the data center environment. These units are specifically designed to cool the IT equipment in data centers. Precision air conditioners comprise of an indoor and outdoor unit. They are used to supply cold air through the cold air inlet of data center racks and exhaust hot air from the air outlet. The hot air is treated to optimal temperature and humidity and then supplied as cold air. These units use microcontroller-based advanced algorithms to control the temperature and humidity accurately. They offer additional features such as high cubic feet per minute (CFM) and sensible heat ratio. Precision air conditioners can also communicate with building management system (BMS). Many data centers currently use these air conditioners to overcome the challenges of high heat loads.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global data center precision air conditioning market to grow at a CAGR of 10.04% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global data center precision air conditioning market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the number of precision cooling systems installed in the new upcoming data centers, the adoption of precision air conditioners, which use both air and liquid-based cooling techniques, in data centers worldwide, and the maintenance of existing data center precision air conditioners.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Data Center Precision Air Conditioning Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global data center precision air conditioning market: Airedale Air Conditioning, Black Box Network Services, Climaveneta, Data Aire, Emerson Network Power, Rittal, Schneider Electric, and STULZ.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AAON, AERMEC, Citec International, ClimateWorx, Conteg, Eaton, EMICON, HIdROS, Huawei, Mecalor, Parker, and Swegon.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A key trend which is boosting market growth is the economizers-based precision cooling. Economizer-based cooling is the free cooling technique, which is highly suitable for data centers that are operated in colder regions. In colder conditions, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system compressor is shut down, and cool air from outside is used to cool the data center. Precision cooling systems use external cold air and supply it to the racks installed in data centers.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the rising need to reduce OPEX. Precision air conditioners enable precision control over the temperature and humidity of data center facilities. This aids in efficient cooling and the reduction of electricity consumption. The growing use of the free cooling technique in areas with favorable climatic conditions will aid in the adoption of precision systems for added benefits. Also, the precision cooling systems are around 40% cheaper compared to comfort cooling systems.
Further, the report states that a major factor that could hamper market growth is the increasing compactness of IT equipment. Precision air conditioning vendors are focused on eliminating hot spots in the equipment, which will increase the efficiency of data centers. Further, as a result of the increased compactness of equipment, there is a need for high-density cooling solutions to be put in place for efficient cooling of the equipment.
Airedale Air Conditioning, Black Box Network Services, Climaveneta, Data Aire, Emerson Network Power, Rittal, Schneider Electric, STULZ, AAON, AERMEC, Citec International, ClimateWorx, Conteg, Eaton, EMICON, HIdROS, Huawei, Mecalor, Parker, and Swegon.