Issues on Server Room Air Conditioning In Cold
room air conditioning will run 24 hours a day seven days a
week to cool the ambient air. This means that on certain days
of the year the outside temperature is colder than the server
room. I.e if a server room has a required temperature of
19DegC and the outside air temperature is -2DegC. This can
throw up issues with the system if this is not planned into
the initial installation. A common problem is that condensate
water which is collected from the server room can freeze up in
the condensate pipe in gravity drain systems.
condensate pipe of choice for drain line is 22mm overflow pipe
or braided 10mm/12mm which has no insulation properties and
when exposed to freezing weather conditions with already
chilled water coming off a indoor evaporator coil can freeze
in long runs of the braided hose. This causes the indoor unit
to leak as the pipe gets more restricted and as the ice builds
up in the pipe. I have seen insulation around condensate pipe
to inhibit the effects of the cold weather.
Cold weather plays havoc with server room air conditioning
Drain lines get blocked in server room air conditioning systems
points to think about when getting air conditioning for server
inverter air conditioning as it will save energy in the
air conditioning units do not work in cold weather
because they do not have a outside fan speed controller
(low ambient kit)
a established brand so if a part fails on you Server
room air conditioning you are not waiting 8 weeks for a
it is worth having two server room air conditioning
units because if one fails you still have some cooling.
establish the heat load of you servers add up all the
power supplies of your servers rack and assume a 40%
loss to heat. i.e- If you have 10 servers with 400watt
power supply the total watts will be 4000 watts.
assuming a 40% loss the heat load will be 1600 watts.
on a average watts per/Msq of 125watts, so if you server
room is 5 x 5 meters you will require a base of
3.5kw/12000btu + the heat load.
manufactures for server room air conditioning
Mitsubishi, Daikin, Fujitsu, Sanyo.
use auto-restart units for server room air conditioning
units as power failures can shut budget air conditioning
your server room is temporary (ie short term lease on
building) or has building restrictions then
air conditioning maybe
your only option.
using portable air conditioning for your server room
then make sure it recycles the water for better cooling
performance of that it has a integral condensate pump.
a established business who will not be going out of
business for your server room air conditioning
installation as the warranty of the air conditioning is
with the supplier not the manufacturer.
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