• Low Cost
  • High Quality
  • Low Maintenance
  • Small Footprint
  • More Efficient
  • Lower Peak Power
  • Light Weight
  • Low Shipping Cost
  • Fast Delivery
  • Rapid Installation
  • Low Cost of Integration
  • Flexible Application (Grade or Roof, Indoor and Outdoor)

The KyotoCooling® Series 400 demonstrates Master Class Expertise in Mission Critical Air Handler Design, breaking new ground at every turn. More importantly, it demonstrates knowledge of our clients’ business needs for capital and operational cost reduction, modular and rapid alignment to demand, consistency and the ability to think strategically about cooling choices.

Leveraging decades of experience, Data Cooling Technologies has re-imagined the best practices of air handler innovation and design, combining the strengths of the technologies in novel ways that come together to deliver the lowest cost, most efficient and most flexible cooling solution on the market.

It starts with the basics, size matters! In the world of air handlers and ROI for our clients smaller, denser deployments have real world advantages. A larger air handler is a problem for space planning. The goal: achieve nearly 50% reduction in overall cubic space for a 60,000 CFM air handler while maintaining overall efficiency KyotoCooling® has become known for. Simultaneously achieve a universal adaptable design utilizing a common platform for all building architectures. Reduce overall peak power through a field deployable adiabatic pre-cooler.

We set out with a bold goal: Eliminate Traditional Side Access  

Designers always struggle to optimize overall design of the building and a basic gating feature of design is the linear space required for deployments. Linear wall or roof is a resource that needs to be used as effectively as possible.  Normally air handlers are deployed in mirrored pairs with an access way between pairs. This adds typically 25% to the width of a unit as deployed. This results in a loss of one unit capacity in deployment for every 6 units.

We eliminated that requirement, entirely. All maintenance is achieved from the end of the units. This results in the ability to deploy units just over thirteen feet wide directly beside each other with virtually no space between units allowing for over 2 megawatts of cooling in 55 linear feet of wall.

We then set out to reduce the length and height

Almost all Air handlers have a common block layout. A heat exchanger sits in the middle regardless of type. This is a large central block. Outside Air and Inside Air Fans are arranged on respective ends of this central block. A nominal 60,000 CFM Air handler is typically 35-40 feet in length and return and supply are on opposite ends.  This creates a rolling impact on the cost to attach to the building especially at grade. Units have to be raised on steel and long ducts connect the Air handlers to the building. The length creates a requirement for a long support platform typically the entire length of the unit. The Length of the unit creates another rolling design impact, weight. Units 35-40 feet long typically weigh in at 35,000-40,000 lbs. That has a rolling impact on support structures.

We changed all that. The KyotoWheel™ is unique in its geometry. While also being more efficient than counter flow or cross flow or ANY Polymer Tube arrangement by a factor of 20%, the KyotoWheel™ uniquely is framed in a thin rectangle. We combined that geometry with electronically commutated fans to change everything. EC fans are energy efficient and wonderful in many ways, but we leveraged another attribute, the inherent depth advantage they bring with the geometry of the heat wheel. The EC fans allowed us to practice air handler origami and fold the traditional long air handler back onto itself reducing the length of a grade mount unit by 35% to just 18.5 feet.

This remarkable feat had exactly the opposite effects of traditional block design. We are smaller, lighter (by 10,000 – 20,000 pounds) require less structural support and ship more cost effectively too. Less side yard is required. Lower cost building interface is required. Units can be placed on slab instead of more expensive steel. Typically, no ducting is required.

Having made the unit compressed in width and length we next looked at how best to utilize the maximum shipping height available to us: just over 13 feet.

We wanted to make certain that the unit was fully serviceable so we designed an open walk in lower section and eliminated the need for any maintenance in the upper sections.  Elimination of all in-unit maintenance in the upper sections removed the need for man-clearance, effectively shrinking the required height.

Mission accomplished, an extremely compact unit fitting comfortably within an 18.5’Lx14’Wx17’H envelope and weighing 10,000 – 20,000 pounds less than conventional heat exchanger units.