- Video Introduction of the New Aztec AMC Evaporative Cooling Air Turnover System
- Designing Data Centers as Thermos Bottles
- A New Video on YouTube Describing How the Aztec Evap System Works
- Aztec To Be In Capacity North America Exhibit Hall
- Virtual Reality
- A Simple Concept That Saves Big Dollars
- Indirect Evaporative Cooling Research Project Launched
- Canadian Patent Granted for Mestex Digital High Turndown Burner
- So You Think Your Critical HVAC System Is Reliable?
- Aztec Provides Fresh Air Intake Penthouses for Data Centers in Northwestern US
- Shading and Make-Up for Building Designers
- How I Spent My Summer Vacation
- Too Hot to Handle? A Simple Reminder.
- Preaching to the Choir
- Evaporative Cooling Anaysis for Data Modules in Two Diverse Climates
- Aztec Indirect Evaporative Cooling System on Display at DFW ASHRAE Golf Outing
- How We Used To Do It
- Air Pollution and HVAC
- Mestex, Division of Mestek YouTube Channel
- Aztec Evaporative Cooling for Data Centers at Data Center World
- GreenBuild Toronto
- Trane Division of Ingersoll-Rand in Lawsuit Over Wireless Technologies
- New BIM Objects From The Aztec Brand
- DOE Proposes Building Rating System
- The Importance of Correct Static Pressure for Direct Fired Make-Up Air Equipment
- Instant Online Document Lookup Using Microsoft Tags
- Do Evaporative Cooling Systems Use Too Much Water?
- Sustainability at Mestek Dallas
- Facebook Offers Their Outside Air Cooling Solution To All Data Center Owners
- Restaurant Energy Saving Idea That Can Be Used Anywhere
- Planning for Volatility
- Ever Wonder Where the Power Goes in a Data Center?
- ASHRAE TC 9.9 Expands Data Center Temperature Ranges Again
- Green Buildings Get Another Boost
- ASHRAE Show Report
- The Story of SHR or Why My Classroom is Stuffy
- CFD, Air Turnover, and the Pharmaceutical Industry
- It is not sustainable if it is not maintainable... or if it breaks down
- Accounting Rule Change Might Impact HVAC
- Reduce electrical demand load with an Aztec indirect evaporative cooling unit
- Lower Cost of Ownership with the Applied Air FAP
- Everything You Want to Know in a Flash
- Data Centers and Evaporative Cooling Webinar August 23
- New "Green" Product Announcement
- DDC Application Case Studies
- PowerPoint showing the importance of gas pressure, static pressure, and voltage
- Webinar: 'The Importance of Correct Gas Pressure, E.S.P. and Voltage'
- An Old Solution to a New Problem
Credibility and Trust
Although the use of evaporative/adiabatic cooling in data centers is growing by leaps and bounds we face an interesting problem here at Aztec and Alton. As part of a larger half-billion dollar corporation you would think that engineers and contractors would not be hesitant to use our products. However, over the years our company has kept a low profile and that philosophy seems to be coming back to bite us.
The list of companies that are already using evaporative/adiabatic cooling includes some of the biggest names in the mission critical world....Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Digital Realty Trust, Sabey, Google, Apple, Amazon, Skanska, CyrusOne, and Dell...all use evaporative/adiabatic cooling in many of their centers. Most of the time they are using either one-of-a-kind custom units from small specialty manufacturers with small support organizations, or, products from companies such as Munters.
In the class of equipment from larger evaporative cooling manufacturers Munters is probably the most widely known brand. Most engineers, contractors, and mission critical decision makers are willing to accept the Munters name as a sign of quality due to their long history in the evaporative cooling world. Munters started in 1955 in Sweden and has built a nice business that finally expanded to the US in the mid-1980s.
There is a company that pre-dates Munters by almost 10 years and has been in the US market for over 60 years...and that company is Alton and our indirect evaporative cooling brand Aztec. Many of the techiques used by Munters and others in the evaporative cooling industry were either used or patented by Alton and Aztec long before these other companies even existed. Many of those techniques were abandoned by Alton and Aztec because our experience in the field of evaporative cooling showed us that those techniques were either less effective or too costly to maintain for the user.
So when it comes to credibility and trust in this segment of the industry it seems there is another option that users should consider...Alton and Aztec.