Boosting data center performance

Heat exchangers for data center cooling


The digitalization mega trend has resulted in exponential growth of data centers. While promoting technological advancement, it also raises significant environmental and  
sustainability concerns due to the high energy, water and resource consumption associated with data centers. Let’s take a look at how Tranter’s plate and frame heat exchangers can 
be used to make the datacenters more sustainable. Tranter’s gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers are AHRI certified.

Data centers

Addressing your requirements within data centers

Internal workload

Our commitment lies in harmonizing work-life equilibrium for your team, guaranteeing that tasks are completed efficiently and on schedule.


Budgetary constraints

Minimize your project expenses effectively by implementing strategic cost-saving measures. Adopting efficient planning, and ongoing cost analysis can dramatically reduce unnecessary expenditures.


Engineering hours

Maximize the benefit of our engineering expertise by utilizing our services as extensively as possible. Our team is dedicated to providing top-tier solutions tailored to meet your unique project requirements. 


Data centers

Applications in the data center industry

Conventional data centers

IT equipment emits significant heat during data processing, requiring high cooling capacity and ideally, heat reuse. Conventional data centers use chillers connected to either an open cooling tower or by free-cooling from a nearby water course with a plate and frame heat exchangers to cool the IT equipment room. A plate and frame heat exchanger as cooling tower intermediate heat exchanger protects the chiller from fouling, minimizes fluid volume per circuit, and accommodates varying design pressures, lowering system costs, and even allows full by-pass of the chiller when the ambient temperature allows. Thus, Tranter’s gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers help the data centres to reduce their PUE (Power usage effectiveness), WUE (water usage effectiveness), CUE (carbon usage effectiveness and ERE (energy reuse effectiveness).

Hybrid data centers

Hybrid data centers combine elements of traditional on-premises data centers with cloud-based infrastructure, enabling organizations to leverage the benefits of both environments. Hybrid systems that are adding direct liquid cooling to the IT-racks are using a coolant distribution unit (CDU) with compact plate heat exchangers, in combination with cooling tower intermediate plate heat exchanger or plate and frame heat exchanger for free-cooling from nearby sea, river or lake.

Air handling units

Heat exchangers are commonly incorporated into AHUs to regulate the temperature and humidity of the air circulated within the data center.


Innovation and development

Driven by sustainable and efficient design innovations, our Research and Development team focuses on enhancing thermal-hydraulic performance, pressure capabilities, and materials science to advance heat exchanger technology.

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Introducing ThermoFit™ DN150 plate series

Energy, Process industries Marine and shipbuilding Sustainability

Plate series introduction: ThermoFit™ DN150

The Omniflex™ plate pattern – A patented Tranter design enabling high energy efficiency. The unique plate pattern induce high turbulence and enhanced heat transfer rates, yet with low pressure drop.

Energy, Process industries Marine and shipbuilding Sustainability

Plate series introduction: ThermoFit™ DN150

The GT-165 is designed for optimized energy efficiency in District Heating and Cooling applications with LMTDs as low as 1 degree Kelvin.

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