New Thinking in Airflow Management

Start Time: 10/24/2017 8:30:00 AM
End Time: 10/24/2017 9:30:00 AM

A common complaint among data center owners and operators is that additional cooling capacity is needed because the existing system doesn't maintain an acceptable temperature at the data equipment inlets. In most cases, the problem isn't one of insufficient capacity, but of poor air flow management. This session begins with a detailed review of air flow basics, and a look inside IT equipment, cabinets and the data center in general. Next, attendees will analyze the choice to contain—or not, and discuss common high temperature cooling issues in IT equipment as well as CRAH/CRAC equipment. The session concludes with a discussion on changes that are coming, and how these changes will affect the selection of cooling equipment in your data center.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss air flow management issues as they relate to the trend from designs of legacy data centers to the current best practices
2. Review trends in supply air temperature as they relate to IT equipment
3. Analyze the impact of increased delta T on IT equipment
4. Understand the impact of increased delta T on mechanical equipment selection

Presented by:

Vali Sorell, PE
Sorell Engineering

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Room Number: C

Audience: Advanced

CEU: 0.1


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