Computers can be kept cool thanks to Rotherham company

By Gareth Dennison | 22/02/2017

Computers can be kept cool thanks to Rotherham company
AMRC project engineers Sam Hyde (left) and Valdis Krumins at work next to the portable Iceotope workstation in the AMRC's Design, Prototyping and Testing Centre offices

A FIRM has created a high-tech and portable desk space which uses liquid to keep computers cool.

Catcliffe-based Iceotope designed a moveable workstation using its patented non-flammable coolant, which captures and reuses heat normally lost in the air.

Now the firm has joined the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to link with other companies and further develop the technology.

Iceotope founder and technology director Peter Hopton said: “We’re very excited about our strategic partnership with the AMRC.

“We protect critical data from harsh environments... the perfect solution for a factory floor. 

“We look forward to working with AMRC on technological advancements and collaborating with other forward-thinking companies made possible through our partnership.”

The sealed units will be trialled at several buildings as Iceotope carries out further work on reducing the size of the kit.

Sam Hyde, a project engineer with the AMRC’s design and prototyping group, said: “The Iceotope system represents a valuable resource. 

“It is also useful that the machine is totally silent in operation, unlike similar machines which require a large number of high power fans for cooling.”

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