Installation of a
Toshiba server room air conditioning system for BCA car auctions Corby
conditioning has completed the installation of a Toshiba server
room air conditioning system for BCA car auctions in Corby. The
system was to cool the main servers for the BCA site which were
used for the entire business operations of the car auction site.
air conditioning units are renowned for long reliable life span and are
ideal for server rooms and Comm's rooms were a failure can mean
the complete shut down of an entire businesses operation or at worst damage
to the server equipment. The Toshiba air conditioning systems are
robust commercial equipment which are not only energy efficient
but also offer high COP's and modulated dc inverter compressor which can
save up to 40% on server room air conditioning that can run 24 hours / 7 days a
Pictures of the project:
What air conditioning units were installed
in the server room:
1 x Toshiba
wall mounted 3.5kW / 12000 Btu)
which provided enough cooling for the 10 meter square area and 2
server racks in the server room with spare cooling capacity in
case of future expansion of the server equipment. The Toshiba
wall air conditioning units are found worldwide and
have a amazing COP (3.81 x initial electrical input) which means
that every 1000w of electrical energy going in produces 3810
watts of cooling output. This equates to a A++ energy rating.
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Server room air conditioning efficiency
and CO2 emissions:
This Toshiba air conditioning system,
because slightly oversized for the area, meant we had spare capacity in
case of any expansion on any of the server racks.
Power / Heat-Loss Summery:
Server room efficiency: 85% approximately
Total power of servers: 10000 Watts
Total heat loss: 1250 Watts@85%
Room in Square Meters: 1000 Watts
Total Heat Load Required: 2250 Watts
Key points to think about when getting air
conditioning for server rooms:
Use inverter air
conditioning as it will save energy in the long run.
Always follow the
ASHRAE’s Design considerations for data and communications
equipment centres guidelines towards humidity
conditioning units do not work in cold weather because they do
not have a outside fan speed controller (low ambient kit)
Use a established
brand so if a part fails on you Server room air conditioning you
are not waiting 8 weeks for a spare part.
Sometimes it is
worth having two server room air conditioning units because if
one fails you still have some cooling.
To 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.
Work 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.
Advised manufactures for server room
air conditioning Mitsubishi, Daikin, Fujitsu and Lg
Always use auto-restart units for
server room air conditioning units as power failures can shut
budget air conditioning down.
If your server room
is temporary (ie short term lease on building) or has building
portable air conditioning maybe your only
If 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.
Use 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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Managers, Building Managers and Server Room / Computer / COMS room managers.
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organisations in helping them develop their server room air
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