Carrier’s AdvanTE3C engineers, a group of Experts in Efficiency and Environment, developed an innovative solution that turns the data center waste heat energy into a district heating energy source in Sweden.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Project running since: January 2014
Carrier’s AdvanTE3C engineers, working closely with the Swedish Internet service provider Bahnhof and hydronic specialists, have helped to optimize an innovative cooling & heating solution turning data centers into heat sources for local district heating systems. Bahnhof has chosen this innovative solution for three of their data center facilities.
The ultra-secure Pionen data center is housed in a disused nuclear bunker deep beneath the bedrock of the White Mountains outside of Stockholm. This project was the first in a series of successes for Carrier in Sweden using the innovative waste heat recovery solution and has been up and running since January 2014. Carrier’s AdvanTE3C engineers developed the state-of-the-art system solution.
The system is comprised of two optimized Carrier AquaForce® 61XWH0802 heat-pump units installed in a series counterflow arrangement to optimize system efficiency with a custom-developed control solution. Carrier will ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of the system with a dedicated service agreement.
The project presented a number of specific challenges and the resulting solution succeeded in:
Following the success of the initial project, Bahnhof has put in orders for the advanced technology for two other data center sites in Stockholm.