Preventing Heat Build Up

On December 5, 2016 by Josh

A server room is a room devoted to the continuous operation of computer servers. Attention should be put on six key design considerations: location, air conditioning, fire protection, future-proofing, and redundancy. These tips, from MovinCool, will focus on air conditioning.

Servers can be put under heavy use when there is heavy traffic across a network. Servers, like regular computers, do have fans inside of them to cool its CPU only, but other parts still generate heat. Therefore servers, like most mechanical equipment, need to be kept cool to keep them in perfect working order. The server room needs to be kept between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 27 degrees Celsius). Servers are also sensitive to humidity and dust. The relative humidity in the room must be kept between 40 and 60%. The server room can be kept cool, dry, and dust-free by a using portable room air conditioner.

Portable air conditioners are the floor-model (not window-model) type of air conditioners that draw in room from the air, cools it, and blows it back into the room. Though this is not a window-model, the warm air is pumped out by a hose connected to a window. Typically server rooms have built-in automatic alerts for when the room gets out of the range previously determined.

Portable air conditioning can help server rooms cool which would keep the servers in good working order which in turn means less downtime.

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