Craneglas® for evaporative cooling applications – highly effective & sustainable media

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As energy cost rise it becomes even more important to find an economically reliable way to maintain consistent temperatures, particularly in the data center industry where even a few degrees can reduce the efficiency of servers. This is where Evaporative or Adiabatic Cooling applications can truly add value. Neenah has developed a Craneglas® material that is optimal for cooling pad media. It meets the stringent UL 94V-0 flammability rating by using non-respirable glass fibers and small amount of non-formaldehyde organic binders. The pore size of our nonwoven material allows for ideal saturation and is thermoformable for sturdy corrugation.

In an evaporative cooling system, hot outside air is forced through wet cooling pads by means of a motor-driven fan. The cooling pads are moistened continuously by a water pump that delivers water to the cooling pads. The cooled down air is blown out and can be cooled down between 60 and 90 %, depending on the effectiveness of the evaporative media.