Triad River Cooling system.

Triad promotes a passive River Cooling System by replacing ineffective airflow systems in a very cost effective way.  Airflow Utilization Efficiency (AUE) is measured by finding the difference between the supply air temperature (65) and the temperatures at the top of the rack (80).  This example yields an AUE of 15. By managing an environment to yield an AUE of 10 or lower, data center managers can reduce cooling costs by up to 40%.

Triad targets AUE by improving the cooling flow at all three levels of the rack. Data center managers can save four percent in energy costs for every degree of upward change in the set point, according to Mark Monroe, the Director of Sustainable Computing at Sun Microsystems (JAVA). Therefore, by lowering the lower, mid, and upper server temperature by 5 – 15 degrees, Triad’s passive River Cooling Systems provide 8% to 40% reductions in Data Center energy bills.


A bit more about Triad

Triad Raised Access Floor Company was founded in 2003 and was acquired by RLE Technologies in 2017. Triad has patented multiple raised access floor designs including the first 3000 lbs. load rated raised access floor system Genesis in 1993 for the Semi-Conductor industry.

In response to the industry’s need for an efficient cooling panel that would fit into any existing or new raised access floor system, the Triad River (ICE) Cooling Airflow Panels were designed. This innovative design increases server airflow density while remedying data center and server farm hotspot challenges. Aging data center infrastructure has made Triad the leading replacement raised access floor solution for increasing heat load and hotspot demands. Triad guarantees they can fit any raised floor system design with a replacement airflow panels that deliver 2-3 times more CFM than the industry standard 25% airflow panels.

All of Triad’s design, manufacturing and distribution is proudly done in Colorado, ensuring the highest quality products while supporting the American economy and worker.