Air2O Ebook: 5 Factors in HVAC Design for Data Centers
Air2O recently released the ebook: 5 Factors in HVAC Design for Data Centers. Read the overview below and download the ebook as a PDF.
Data centers typically are high-density enclosed spaces that produce and distribute a significant amount of heat in a small area. This heat needs to be removed or the temperature within the data center will rise, and if the temperature rises enough, the equipment can be seriously impacted. Long-term, the impacted equipment leads to complete failure.
Traditional comfort cooling systems often cannot remove enough heat, and there is a critical need to house dedicated units with precision cooling capabilities. But not just any cooling system will do the trick. This ebook addresses five factors to consider in HVAC design for data centers. Keeping these five factors in mind will help ensure the HVAC system maintains a regulated temperature, is sustainable, and continues to help the data center perform its functions optimally.
- IT Equipment & Configuration
The types of servers and their configuration need to be considered in HVAC design. This ebook discusses two types of servers used in data centers: rack-mounted and blade servers; three types of cooling system configurations; and weighs the benefits and limitations of each one.
- Service Levels
Provisions for servicing and maintenance should be considered in HVAC design. Some of these provisions include having uninterrupted access to all HVAC components that require servicing and hiring local servicing personnel trained and qualified by the A/C unit manufacturer.
- The Budget/Cost of a Cooling Source
Is the data center cooled using direct expansion (DX) units or chilled water? This ebook differentiates between direct expansion (DX) and chilled-water systems, and gives the recommended option depending on your budget.
- Energy Efficiency & Green Standards
The data center is a big consumer of energy both for driving the IT equipment and also for the cooling system. This ebook offers some simple ways to help achieve more efficient cooling and lower the power consumption.
- The Ideal Cooling Solution
Due to a greater demand for green and smart technologies, major innovations are finally taking place in the HVAC industry. Today’s digital AC technology is much more energy efficient without compromising performance. Read more about the ideal cooling solution for data centers.