Rise in number of server rooms, telecom stations and hospitals are expected to drive the precision air conditioning Market demand over the next seven years. Extensive use of data analytics and cloud-based services has led to an upsurge in demand for data centers. Data centers are evolving and it is critical that each component of the system, performs with high efficiency. Further, existing and/ or old data centers are being revamped, which now requires high level of cooling. In order to automate cooling and manage humidity levels for these centers precision air conditioners are installed.
Evolving densities of IT load in data centers are anticipated to outpace the current cooling capacities. In order to keep pace with rise in number of data centers, companies are creating flexible and cost effective solutions. Awareness among data center managers regarding increasing IT load and the need to manage the same is anticipated to impel precision cooling demand over the next seven years. Legacy cooling systems fall short in terms of meeting the growing data center loads, which is expected to provide opportunities for market growth.
High reliability and capability of running around the clock, makes this technology apt for large-scale businesses. These units recirculate the air and maintain optimum level of temperature within the facility area. These conditioning units are controlled using advanced level algorithms to accurately control the environment. Precision air conditioners exhibit high performance level due to high CFM (Cubic Feet per Meter), which basically is used to measure the air flow through a system, and heat ratio that refers to the rate of effective cooling. These units can also communicate with the BMS (Building Management system) providing avenues for growth.
Innovative blade construction and multi processors have significantly improved the ICT infrastructure with enhanced performance. However, with improved performance the thermal load and air conditioning requirements associated with it are major concerns regarding the operating reliability. Precision air conditioning systems play a key role in addressing these issues effectively, and are anticipated to drive demand over the forecast period. High capital investments in installing a precision cooling solution are the foremost challenge faced by companies. Data centers need a cool environment, as they emit excess heat that can damage the systems functioning, and result in loss of critical data. The service requirements and lubrications of the various components is timed at regular intervals as these cooling units are designed to work continuously.
Data center cooling solutions often receive far less attention in comparison to network configurations, servers and operating systems. Precision cooling systems are designed specifically with an aim to meet heat load issues faced by data centers. Maintaining these cooling systems by trained and certified staff helps maximize the performance efficiency. However, the industry faces several challenges such as lack of awareness in regards to knowledge required to maintain these systems. Asia Pacific is expected to witness healthy growth owing to rapid IT infrastructure development as well as rise in IT outsourcing from the region. India and China are anticipated to lead growth in terms of revenue owing to the aforementioned factors.
Precision air cooling solutions are set to experience an upsurge in demand owing to large-scale replacement of traditional computer room conditioning (CRAC) units. These traditional units exhibit inadequate cooling capacities and face issues in high density areas. In addition, the way cooling is distributed in a data center plays a crucial role in determining the system efficiency, and this is exactly where CRAC units lack. Precision cooling solutions on the other hand utilize a large number of cooling mediums, and are expected to witness healthy growth over the forecast period.
Notable players in the industry include Daikin, Blue Star, Coolcentric, Eaton Corp., Electrolux, Hitachi, Ingresoll-Rand, Gree Electric Appliances, Midea, Haier,Rittal crop, Mistsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Johnson Controls,StulzATS Inc, Emerson Network Power Inc, Schneider Electric SA and Toshiba Carrier.
Companies like Emerson Network Power Inc. and Schneider Electric SA focus on increasing and automating the cooling component’s capacity in order to improve energy efficiency. Key strategy adopted by several leading players is to improve awareness regarding the benefits of these systems, and provide on-site technical services in order to maintain ensure efficient operation.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Precision Air Conditioning in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Precision Air Conditioning market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Stulz ATS
• Green Revolution Cooling
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Ordinary Type
• Special Type
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Communications Industry
• Financial Industry
• Manufacturing Industry
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