Installation of a Toshiba server room air conditioning system for BCA car auctions Corby Northamptonshire 08/09/2017
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. Toshiba 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 shutdown of
an entire businessís 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 week.
Pictures of the
conditioning units were installed in the server room:
1 x Toshiba wall mounted 3.5kW / 12000 Btu)
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++
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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:
efficiency: 85% approximately
Total power of
servers: 10000 Watts
Total heat loss:
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.
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 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.
manufactures for server room air conditioning Mitsubishi, Daikin,
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
restrictions then portable
air conditioning maybe your only option.
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
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.
We offer a complete
service to IT Managers, Building Managers and Server Room / Computer /
COMS room managers. Call us for a comprehensive quotation on
varied air conditioning manufactures to suit any budget on new
installations. We have worked with many Blue-chip organisations in
helping them develop their server room air conditioning.
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