Flowserve to supply pumps for data centre cooling

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Working with AGI Industries, Flowserve Corp has secured a contract to provide 5,000 industrial process pumps to TMGcore Inc, a Texas-based provider of high-performance computing solutions and a specialist in liquid immersion cooling technology.

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The Flowserve pumps will be used in patented immersion cooling units designed by TMGcore. The pumps will circulate dielectric fluids, which enable heat dissipation and cooling of servers within single-phase immersion cooled units.

Unlike traditional data centres, today’s technologies like artificial intelligence, deep learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing require a significantly higher amount of data to be processed – expanding the need for increased server capacity. As stakeholders look to reduce energy consumption in data centres, there is a growing demand for immersion cooling technology. Immersion cooling can handle higher heat loads in high-density servers at a minimal cost, and it is also more energy efficient than traditional air cooling.

“Liquid cooling has dramatically more capacity to remove heat than air cooling and has been proven to be more effective. A critical component of immersion-cooled units are commercial-grade pumps that move and recirculate fluid,” explains John-David Enright Sr, CEO of TMGcore. “Flowserve has demonstrated both its commitment to this sustainability-friendly technology and its quality of customer service to us as a commercial customer.”

Flowserve says that the partnership represents a step forward in its market diversification.

“This truly exemplifies the dynamic capabilities of our pumps, and we are proud to take part in enabling the future of data centres,” said Tamara Morytko, president of Flowserve’s Pumps division. “As we pursue diversified markets in support of our growth strategy, we are committed to continued innovation with our current and future customers in mind.”