Aztec Evaporative Cooling Solutions, a division of Mestek produced in the Mestex (Dallas) facility, was present at the recent Data Center World Expo in Las Vegas. Aztec was showing an example of the ASC indirect evaporative cooling solution for data centers, server rooms, telecomm facilities, or IT product research labs. The unit on display highlighted the system's integrated cooling tower technology, integrated DDC control system with multiple sensor options and BacNet or IP access, isolated direct drive plenum fan assembly designed for up to 200,000 hours of operation, and variable frequency drives for both cooling tower and supply fans.
The show was attended by IT facility professionals from all over north America and Mexico. Roughly 80 vendors were displaying an array of infrastructure products for data centers ranging from power distribution systems to cooling equipment. Also visible in many booths were thermal and power simulation tools and DCIM software.
The Aztec ASC system was the only factory assembled and tested evaporative cooling option for data centers that was on display. Designed for long life, and with a history of extremely low failure rates, the Aztec ASC was considered to be a viable solution for many of the attendees.