How Does The Aqua LPS Work?
At the heart of the LPS is the innovative use of a simple scientific principle which wasn't previously commercially used in the Data Centre sector. The key component (and innovative idea) is a Venturi tube, which turns the water pressure from positive to negative to prevent water escaping from a burst or damaged pipe, hose or connection.
The Aqua Cooling LPS is a free standing, frame mounted unit. Within its frame are stainless steel pipes, integral heat exchanger and circulation tank, end suction motive pumps, air / dirt separator, an air ingress alarm and control panel.
The Leak Prevention System always circulates water at negative pressure – if any joint, hose, pipe or part of the Data Centre Cooling circuit fails and creates a leak, air is drawn into and carried within the fluid. This prevents water escaping.
Water is continually sucked through the system, carrying the air drawn in from the leak – wherever it is – to the LPS unit and changed to positive pressure to remove the air via the air separator. A solid column of water, again under negative pressure, is recirculated through the system to ensure no loss of cooling occurs, even during a leak situation.
Critically, the Data Centre’s Cooling system will continue to operate, while any remedial work can be carried out when convenient to maximise uptime. Increased energy efficiency is gained by an inverter driven pumping system based on the negative pressure sensed within the LPS system.