Alfa Laval - Data center cooling

Data center cooling

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

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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 centre. The design provides a small footprint, with the 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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Do you need BIM files?

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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Questions? Challenges? Support? Don’t worry – that’s what we’re here for.

Want to find out how the right technology can help your data centre project achieve greener goals? Fill out the form, and one of our experts will get in touch with more information.

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

Our trained experts review and analyse the actual thermal performance of your equipment. Using modern tools, they can detect for fouling or similar risks, enabling you to better plan your maintenance needs in order to optimize system uptime.

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Alfa Laval cleaning-in-place (CIP) systems enable quick and easy in-line cleaning of heat exchangers for managing fouling. With environmentally friendly, biodegradable cleaning agents, our CIP eliminates unnecessary repeated opening of your equipment. As a result, you drastically reduce spare parts consumption and the man-hours needed for maintenance.



Alfa Laval recommends frequent backflushing on the incoming flow of cooling water for short periods of time. In this sequence, the reversed water scrapes off and flushes out accumulated debris from the heat exchanger plate surface. Using backflush equipment saves time and money while minimizing downtime.


Live chat with our heat exchanger experts

Looking for the right heat exchanger can be a complex task. Live chat with our local engineers to get expert advice on the best technology for your applications, as well as sizing and pricing information. Simply click on the blue chat icon at the bottom right corner of the page to contact our agents. Available Monday to Friday. We look forward to hearing from you!

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