Cooling Engineers Win Prestigious International Science Award

The revolutionary Leak Prevention System developed by specialist engineering firm Aqua Cooling and its Texas-based sister company QCooling has been commended by the international Institute of Physics (IOP) during a reception at the Palace of Westminster in London, England.

The Institute of Physics is the world’s leading international scientific membership society and works tirelessly to advance physics for the benefit of society; its annual IOP Awards recognise substantial contributions to the global reputation and development of physics.

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The team behind the patented Leak Prevention System (LPS), now being used in Data Centers globally, was recognised by the IOP for developing a basic scientific principle to work in a commercial application for the first time.

QCooling Director Simon Davis said: “This exciting Commended Innovation award from the Institute of Physics is extremely rewarding for the whole QCooling team. It represents valuable recognition from the scientific community and highlights the enormous significance and potential of our LPS within the data center industry.”

QCooling, which has its headquarters in Plano, Dallas, Texas, has incorporated the LPS into its range of water-based Cooling systems and can guarantee optimum efficiency and continuous, 100 per cent leak-free performance — which makes its systems ideal for installation and operation in sensitive environments such as Data Center and on-chip cooling.

LPS uses the Venturi effect and the basic scientific premise that water under negative pressure cannot escape through a hole or breach in a pipe, hose, or joint.

“We spent a substantial amount of time trialling pipework sizes and designs to ensure sufficient velocity, and spent time with Venturi designers to overcome issues of noise and vibration,” added Simon.

The ground-breaking system has already won industry-wide recognition. It has previously won a string of awards for its state-of-the-art development and design including a 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in the UK, also in recognition of the LPS.

The system is being exhibited in partnership with client Nautilus Data Technologies at Super Computing 2016 expo from November 14 to 17 in Salt Lake City.