Data center cooling

Millions of servers in data centers worldwide generate huge amounts of heat while handling and processing data. Alfa Laval's plate heat exchangers minimize the need for traditional mechanical cooling.

Data center cooling equipment from Alfa Laval gives you

  • Highest energy efficiency - engineered into every solution
  • Wide range of solutions to take advantage of free cooling and heat recovery opportunities
  • Reliable performance and ease of maintenance maximizing uptime
  • Guaranteed performance through AHRI certification
Alfa Laval’s plate heat exchangers are industry standard for cooling duties. Engineered for optimal and complete counter-current flow, they provide an efficient solution for heat transfer while saving space in the data center. The design provides a small footprint, a flexibility to adapt heat transfer to changed duties, and it is very easy to maintain.

The key to sustainable data centers

As data centers focus on building a “greener” internet, improving the energy efficiency of cooling operations will be critical. Alfa Laval has been a trusted partner to the industry for decades, working closely with customers to design more reliable and sustainable data centre cooling systems. With 80+ years’ experience in thermal technology, we can offer advanced equipment and unique expertise to enable new opportunities for free cooling and energy savings in server rooms of all sizes, all around the globe.

Protecting and enabling greener solutions

On average, as much as 40% of a data center’s power consumption goes toward cooling the servers. Fortunately, the technology to make these cooling systems more energy efficient and reliable already exists. Watch this video to learn about the potential for increased sustainability with Alfa Laval’s next-generation plate heat exchangers.

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Efficient and reliable technology: that is what we do

Only Alfa Laval offers a full range of heat exchange technology for data centers with performance certification from the independent Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). This gives you confident assurance of efficient performance, but ultimately, the equipment is just the beginning. Find out how we can work with you from day one to make sure your cooling system will deliver reliable, long-term sustainability.

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Unique expertise to ensure dependable sustainability over time

Fouling can greatly reduce both the expected lifetime of your heat exchanger as well as its thermal performance. With Alfa Laval as your partner, you have access to the world-leading experts on chemistry and materials technology. They can work with you to identify the potential causes of fouling risks and develop custom strategies to help you prevent it. 

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Heat exchangers from Alfa Laval are now available in the digital infrastructure for BIM objects. Preview and download building information modelling (BIM) files for your heat transfer solutions.


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We maximize your uptime

Alfa Laval has a truly global service network, with experienced technicians in your area who can be there with the support you need – right when you need it. From guidance on system design and installation, to training for your operators, troubleshooting, routine maintenance and even customized cleaning protocols, we are at your side throughout the long life of your equipment. Don’t ever hesitate to get in touch.

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Keeping performance on top over time

All gasketed plate heat exchangers will require maintenance over time. Our aim is to develop equipment that will prolong the service intervals and minimize the cost for service.

Performance audits

Alfa Laval experts review and analyze the performance of your equipment. Modern tools are used to detect fouling or other risks so that all maintenance can be predicted and planned to optimize system uptime.

Cleaning in place

When fouling occurs, an Alfa Laval CIP (cleaning-in-place) system enables quick and easy in-line cleaning of heat exchangers without dismantling the equipment. Alfa Laval always use environmentally friendly and easily biodegradable cleaning agents. The CIP eliminates the repeated and unnecessary opening of your equipment. This drastically reduce both spare parts consumption and the man-hours used for maintenance.

Back flush equipment

Alfa Laval recommends a back-flushing sequence on the incoming flow of cooling water at frequent short periods of time. In this sequence the reversed water direction scrapes off and flushes out accumulated debris from the plate heat exchanger surface. Using back flush equipment saves time and money and minimizes downtime.

Demand new standards

Introducing the world’s most modern Gasketed plate heat exchangers. Discover how our next-generation line of gasketed plate heat exchangers will bring you higher efficiency, better reliability and greater serviceability.

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