ST. LOUIS — RackBank Hyperscale Datacenter Platform is collaborating with Nortek Data Center Cooling to use the HVAC equipment manufacturer’s StatePoint liquid cooling technology in data centers across India. 

The collaboration’s first deployment of StatePoint technology will be at RackBank’s upcoming GigaCampus platform, a massive, first phase, 180-MW project that will foster growing Asian economies and companies with its state-of-the-art, digital IT infrastructure. The unique project will serve as a future-secured platform for data-driven companies to thrive in a 100% clean energy facility with zero carbon footprints. 

StatePoint technology will help RackBank reach its sustainability goals, because it boasts a global-leading partial power usage effectiveness (pPUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE) as low as 1.05 and 0.09, respectively, depending on local climate conditions. The refrigerant-free indirect evaporative methodology and its patented microporous membrane heat exchange process historically reduce water consumption in data centers by up to 90% versus traditional chilled water cooling technology. 

“Nortek has recently worked with a prominent social media hyperscaler, and its StatePoint yielded better results than any other cooling technology,” said Narendra Sen, RackBank’s founder and CEO. “StatePoint technology capabilities will not only help us attain our sustainability goals, but also conserve water, which is a scarce resource in India.”

“We are thrilled to partner with RackBank on their upcoming projects with our state-of-the-art StatePoint technology to support their aggressive PUE and WUE targets,” said Kevin Facinelli, president, Nortek Data Center Cooling. “This partnership helps to expand our Asian data center market, which is growing the fastest.”

StatePoint will also be the preferred cooling solutions provider in RankBank’s 500-MW PAN India expansion plans in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, and other cities. Construction is expected to start in late 2021 at the Chennai GigaCampus.