The Design and Organization of Data Centers/Air Conditioning

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Air conditioners are rated by tonnage. One ton equals 12,000 BTU per hour.

Equipment heat output is rated in BTUs.

Conversion rates and guides can be found in the appendix.

Use this to size the cooling load!

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Redundancy issuesEdit

Your air conditioner will fail. It is only a matter of when and whether you have one to back it up.

Emergency Fan ventilationEdit

Can you ventilate into the building or the outside? What is the outside summer temperature?

Multiple air conditionersEdit




Alarm fail over

Thermostatic fail over

Differential temperature settings

Layout your air conditioners to minimize temperature variation across the room.

Humidity ControlEdit

Found in larger systems

Eliminates static problems

Requires addition of plumbing