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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Reasons for Environmental Control

Computer rooms require precise and adaptable temperature control for several reasons:

  • Need for cooling. Data centers have a dense heat load, generally 10 to 30 times the heat density of normal offices.

  • Cooling must be delivered where needed. The heat load varies across the area of the computer room. To achieve a balanced psychrometric profile, the air conditioning system must address the needs of particular heat-producing equipment.

  • Data centers need precise cooling. Electronic equipment radiates a drier heat than the human body. Therefore, precision data center cooling systems require a higher sensible heat ratio (SHR) than office areas. Ideally, the cooling system should have an SHR of 1:1 (100 percent sensible ...

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