August 10, 2022

Modine launches chiller production in the United States with Corscale data centers

Operating under the Airedale by Modine™ brand, Modine lands a large order at the new Rockbridge, Virginia ease

RACINE, Wis., July 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a diversified global leader in thermal management technologies and solutions, today announced that it has begun large-scale production of chillers for the data centers in its new production plant in Rockbridge, Virginiaand further confirmed a large order with data center giant, Corscalewith plans for further activities in the coming months.

Airedale de Modine™ is Modine’s data center cooling brand. Based at Leeds, United Kingdom and with facilities in Consett (UK), Guadalajara (Spain), dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), Rockbridge, Virginia (United States) and Grenade, MI (USA)Airedale by Modine products provide energy and water efficient cooling solutions for a growing data center market to meet the demands of an increasingly data-dependent planet.

With Airedale by Modine cooling solutions to be installed at Corscale’s Gainesville Crossing data campus, the company has secured a healthy pipeline for its OptiChill™ free-cooling chillers, AireWall™ fan walls and processing units. SmartCool ONE™ Computer Room Air Conditioner.

Corscale, Patrinely Group’s proprietary data center platform, is focused on delivering sustainability at scale for hyperscale operators and enterprise customers. After a long period of consultation, Corscale appointed Modine because of its history of breakthrough free-cooling technology coupled with its deep knowledge and understanding of the data center industry.

After working closely with Corscale engineers, Modine developed a specialist data center chiller based on their existing OptiChill range. The Corscale chiller, with upgraded free cooling, was designed to meet North American safety standards, using American materials and components, to deliver a world-class, energy-efficient solution. Cooling plant engineering specialists from Virginia worked with their colleagues at the Modine Center of Excellence in Leeds, United Kingdomto provide a cooling solution that delivers performance while operating at higher water temperatures and fluid temperature differentials than traditional offerings, improving energy efficiency and natural cooling potential.

Before site deliveries begin, the Corscale team will be invited for a witness test at Modine’s brand new state-of-the-art labs in Rockbridge, Virginia, where the units will be put through their paces under various conditions and tested at different thermal loads, simulating the environment and conditions in which they will be operational. The test center of Rockbridge is capable of testing a full range of air conditioning equipment up to 2.2 MW (expanding to 5 MW in the future for water-cooled chillers), with climate temperature fully controllable between 59°F and 126°F.


The new Corscale chiller operates using twin screw compressors and has a number of special features, included to improve efficiency and performance, including:

  • High capacity twin screw compressors offer reliability and flexibility, with step capacity control
  • High water temperatures to accommodate modern data center designs that prioritize sustainability
  • Improved controls including quick start, input power limitation and intelligent management of compressors, refrigerant and pumps
  • An on-board variable-speed pump to precisely match cooling demand, reducing unnecessary energy expenditure while maintaining water-side temperature differential and saving on space and electrical distribution requirements
  • Economizers optimized to provide unparalleled free cooling potential
  • Loop containing 100% glycol to isolate the economizer from the cooling loop and increase the efficiency of the Airwall units
  • Improved control platform including redundant backup and fast start mode, to minimize the risk of disruption in the event of a mechanical failure
  • Built-in active harmonic filtration, ensuring clean power supply to the data center, while saving on external plant needs.


AireWall is an energy-efficient cooling solution for critical environments. This range of computer room air handlers, which do not require a raised floor, have been specifically designed for low velocity air cooling and are suitable for high density data center applications with hot aisle containment. The units are available in a 4, 6 or 8 fan configuration and have been engineered to the highest design and construction standards you would expect from an Airedale by Modine precision unit, with the simplicity and efficiency of a fan wall. AireWall includes a filter, a bank of fans and an optimized large area chilled water coil. It includes built-in smart controls that dynamically vary cooling output as IT loads change and operates at low fan power to help achieve low facility PUE. AireWall has been designed to work in tandem with the Airedale by Modine line of free-cooling chillers, providing a high efficiency cooling solution.

SmartCool ONE

SmartCool ONE is an air treatment unit for computer rooms from 35 kW to 1 MW. The evolution of the award-winning SmartCool™ precision cooling range, it was developed to meet the growing demand for ultra-efficient, high-capacity precision cooling systems in colocation and hyperscale data centers across the world. world. With up to 1MW cooling capacity, optimized air and water conditions, and an intelligent controls platform to maximize cooling efficiency and power, SmartCool ONE is the smart solution for cooling large-scale data centers.

“We are delighted to announce our order with Corscale, as we begin full-scale production at our first-class facilities in Virginialargest data center market in the world,” said Jonas Caino, Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers. “Having invested heavily in our production facilities in the United States, ensuring that they provide the same high quality service and product that our customers expect and respect from our European production sites, it has been really interesting and enjoyable to work with our US based colleagues on such a fantastic project and client as Corscale. This order is just the beginning of our Rockbridge installation, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for us. »

Nic BustamanteSenior Vice President of Development at Corscale added, “We chose to work with Airedale by Modine because we wanted something that reflected our commitment to sustainability at scale. We wanted to work with an established brand that our customers can trust. Airedale products are renowned for their innovative approach and commitment to efficiency, which reduces waste, and we have been impressed with the work they have done around the world with other data centers. »

by Modine Rockbridge is ideally located to serve the US data center market, with Virginia being the largest data center market in the world. Northern Virginia houses more than 20% (100) of all known hyperscale data centers in the world. In addition to chillers, Modine will also manufacture the SmartCool ONE CRAH and AireWall ventilation walls in the United States, providing complete cooling solutions for colocation and large-scale data center operators.

About Airedale by Modine

At Airedale by Modine, we believe air conditioning has a vital role to play in an increasingly connected world. We also believe passionately that air conditioning equipment must play a responsible role in a time when sustainability is essential to the preservation of our planet.

Airedale by Modine is a global brand providing complete cooling solutions to industries where HVAC is essential, such as data centers, healthcare, telecommunications, education and pharmaceuticals. Our industry-leading products, including chillers, close control and air handling units, are backed by smart software solutions and comprehensive applications and service support. With a strong R&D philosophy rooted in sustainability and quality, we are committed to delivering experiences, products, services and solutions that support our customers and meet their performance, efficiency and sustainability goals.

About Modine

At Modine, we design a cleaner, healthier world. Backed by more than 100 years of thermal management excellence, we provide reliable systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources. More than 11,000 employees work around the world, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them. Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our goal by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, reducing harmful emissions and enabling cleaner vehicles and environmentally friendly refrigerants. environment. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wis. (United States), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Modine, visit

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