Mitsubishi Electric for Tecnopolo in Bologna

The HVAC system grants comfort in the offices while the HPAC units ensure optimal cooling for one of the largest supercomputers in the world


The real estate complex of the former tobacco factory, owned by the Emilia-Romagna Region, will become the headquarters of the new Tecnopolo in Bologna: a center for innovation and experimentation. It will host various institutions and the data center for the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, setting up itself as a European climate change research hub. The comfort in the ECMWF offices and the cooling of the ECMWF data center are managed by a single joint HVAC system, designed to ensure maximum efficiency with reduced environmental impact. Specifically, there are 28 w-NEXT 2 K 180, RC branded water condensed close control unitsfor theserver rooms, 2 NX-W/ N 0262 heat pumps, 2 NECS-W/ Q 0904 multipurpose heat pumps, 3 WZ-E air handling units, all of which are Climaveneta branded, for year-round conditioning of the offices, and 9 RC branded i-FR-G05-Z/E/S 3602 screw inverter air source chillers, dedicated to cooling the supercomputer.

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