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.

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.

Learn more about our unique heat exchanger technology

Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger technology

Alfa Laval has completely redeveloped its industrial heat exchangers. As a result, the Alfa Laval T-series sets new standards in the data centre industry in terms of energy efficiencies, reliability and serviceability.

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For HVAC applications, we also offer AHRI-performance-certified heat exchangers

The Alfa Laval AlfaQ range is certified according to the AHRI Liquid-to-Liquid Heat Exchangers (LLHE) Certification program, which ensures thermal performance according to manufacturers’ published specifications. Alfa Laval’s next-generation features are also available for relevant sizes and configurations of models in the AlfaQ range.

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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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