Data Center Design by PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.
PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. Home   PTS Blog   About Us   Contact Us   News/Events   Careers   Request Info   Site Map   Visit PTS on Facebook Follow PTS on Twitter View PTS' YouTube Channel Connect with PTS on LinkedIn Read PTS' Blog
(866) 787‑3271 info@ptsdcs.com
DATA CENTER SERVICES

 
Facility Information Technology  
Facility Information Technology
  • Applications Development
  • Network & Security Design Services
  • Server (KVM) & Serial (Console) Access Systems Design Services
  • Data Center Routing and Switching Design Services
  • Data Center Server Design Services
  • Data Center Storage Area Network (SAN) and Data Protection
    Design Services
  • Network Security Design Services
  • PBX / Voice-over-IP Design Services
 

Server Room Cooling Systems by PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.

Home Server Room & Network Room Services

Server Room Cooling Systems

Selecting the Optimal Data Center Cooling Solution
Selecting the Optimal Data Center
Cooling Solution White Paper

(Registration Required)
Core challenges in the data center cooling process can be grouped in the following categories:

  • Adaptability/Scalability
  • Availability
  • Lifecycle Costs
  • Maintenance/Serviceability
  • Manageability

Due to these challenges, proper server room cooling requires specialized air conditioner equipment designed specifically for the unique requirements of the environment. In general, there are two (2) approaches to server room air conditioner – water-based and refrigerant-based (DX).

Also, there are typically two (2) primary stages of server room cooling systems. The first is the heat removal stage. This is characterized by the CRAC or CRAH that sit within the server room and whose purpose is to cool the server room by removing the heat from it. The other is the heat rejection stage. This can be the condenser, dry-cooler, cooling tower, and/or chiller equipment whose purpose is to reject the heat removed from the server room into the ambient (outside) environment.

Additionally, there are typically two (2) classes of server room cooling systems. The primary is precision air conditioner equipment that is purposely built for server room operation in that has a high sensible heat load, tightly regulates temperature, is designed to operate 7x24, and can provide humidity control. The other is comfort-cool air conditioners which are made specifically for people cooling, but have been utilized in server room cooling scenarios due to their lower capital and installation cost.

The proper operating environment for a server room is established by ASHRAE. Over the years, ASHRAE has slowly adapted its guidelines to the much faster changing state of the IT industry with respect to server room cooling requirements. Following is the current ASHRAE server room cooling guidance:


Back to the Top

Server equipment generates and dissipates heat exactly equivalent to the amount of power it consumes from the source that feeds it. However, properly sizing server room cooling takes into account more than just the heat generated by the IT infrastructure. Calculating the heat load must include losses in power protection and distribution, lighting, heat gain through walls, floor, windows, and/or ceilings, and even the people that will be in the space.

Further, proper server room cooling system design takes into account more than just the mathematical comparison between the heat load demand of the room and the cooling capacity of the air conditioner equipment serving it. Proper server room cooling system design must also account for the layout and configuration of the cooling equipment, the IT load components, racks, and/or cabinets as well as the obstacles affecting air flow. As such, beside a numerical tabulation to select the ideal server room cooling equipment, PTS uses a computational fluid dynamic modeling to verify the design assumptions for the server rooms cooling system under both normal operating and failure scenario conditions.


Back to the Top

To learn more about PTS' server room cooling systems assessment services, design, and system maintenance, contact PTS or visit:

To learn more about PTS cooling solutions, visit:



Back to the Top





PTS Smart Open Lease Sign Up for PTS Newsletters data center cabling services PTS Media Library
PTS DATA CENTER PROJECT SLIDESHOW
PTS Image Gallery
COMPUTER ROOM
SERVICES
SERVER ROOM &
NETWORK ROOM
SERVICES
DATA CENTER
EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCES
Free Data Center Consultation Virtualization Savings Calculator Data Center Maintenance Management Software (DCMMS) Rack Management Platform (RaMP) from No Limits Software Data Center Education and Training
** SPECIAL **
CFD SERVICES
SUPPORT
1.866.PTS.DCS1
1.866.787.3271
info@ptsdcs.com
Share

Visit PTS on Facebook Follow PTS on Twitter View PTS' YouTube Channel Connect with PTS on LinkedIn Read PTS' Blog
PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ 07436
Toll Free: 1.866.PTS.DCS1   Tel: 201.337.3833   Fax: 201.337.4722   Email: info@ptsdcs.com
 
Data Center News & Information | Data Center Consulting | Data Center Design & Engineering | Data Center Project Management
Data Center Construction | Data Center Solutions | Data Center Monitoring & Control | Data Center Operations & Maintenance
 
Request Info About Us Contact Us Site Map
© PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.