Cooling a data center with 3 racks?

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What should be used to cool a small data center that has 3 racks and generates a lot of heat in a small room? We have a budget to ventilate and cool the room. What should we do and how can we find out all our options?

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I’ve used portable air conditioners in situations like this

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From RECHIL !

Mechanical cooling equipment consumes the vast majority of power used in small to mid sized data centers. By improving the cooling efficiency when initiating a plan to reduce costs noting but airflow management and cooling tuning are primarily one-time costs. On 3 racks, make sure that they have active airflow system.
The main key factors include Summed Rated Cooling Capacity (CCF), total IT load, and identification of hot spots. Once u have this information, definitely, u may determine the cooling capacity factors. The data helps to determine, how much room there is for improvement, how is it cost effective, & how much the environment can be improved.

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  • StevenG7
    Could you be more specific about "a lot of heat"? Since there is a direct relationship between BTU's and power consumption, about how much power are the racks using? (3 racks could be using 100,000 watts or 3000 and the most cost-effective approach would be very different.) I too have used portable ACs, but find them best for dealing with localized hot-spots or temporary situations. Portables don't control for humidity and may not be as energy efficient. There are small ceiling-mounted units which work well too.
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