Data Centers

Facebook deploys new evaporative cooling system that uses water, not air

Facebook data centers are some of the most advanced energy- and water-efficient facilities in the world. By cooling our facilities with outdoor air and using efficient cooling strategies such as our direct evaporative cooling system, our data centers use 50 percent less water than a typical data center. Now, Facebook is taking indirect cooling technology to a new level by deploying an evaporative cooling system that uses water instead of air. StatePoint Liquid Cooling (SPLC) was developed with Nortek Air Solutions, and is the first of its kind to be applied to data centers. In addition to operating more efficiently than other indirect cooling systems, SPLC can be deployed in a wider range of environmental conditions. When deployed, the new cooling system will allow us to build highly energy- and water-efficient Facebook data centers in places where direct cooling is not feasible.

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