Category Archives: Cooling Systems

General information and technical advice on air conditioning and cooling for server rooms and datacentres.

Cool Lessons From The Summer Heatwave

UK Temperature Projections

There is a very good chance that we will always remember the UK summer of 2018. Week-long heatwaves and an average temperature of 15.8˚C saw this summer narrowly beat the previous record temperature levels of 1976. The summer months of June and July were also notably dry, although August seemed to return to more average […]

How to Manage Sudden Server Room Temperature Rises

Server Room Thermal Imaging

With weather patterns in the UK forecast to become more erratic we are seeing a greater focus being placed on how to design a server room to ensure it is adequately cooled. This summer saw a large rise in demand for emergency air conditioning and cooling units as some server rooms struggled to maintain a […]

How to Calculate Server Room Air Conditioner Sizes

Calculating Air Conditioner Sizes

With the UK experiencing one of the hottest summers since 1976 many server room air conditioners and datacentre cooling systems are facing extreme workloads. The issue is not the ambient temperature itself but the length of time that the higher than average temperatures have been around. For future upgrades and new system installations it may […]

How to Cool Your Server Room and Reduce Your Energy Costs

Server Rack Cooling Configuration

Whether your organisation runs a small server closest or large server room or onsite datacentre, ambient and temperature control is critically important to prevent system downtime. The electronics and microprocessors within a server or computer generate heat energy which must be managed in a confined space such as a server rack cabinet, server room and […]

The Replacement of Server Room Air Conditioners Refrigerants

R22 Refrigerant Timescales

From 2015, it became illegal to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), including the ozone-depleting refrigerant gas R22, in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning (AC) systems. R22 was commonly used in cooling systems pre-dating 2004 and its ban has had a major effect on air-conditioning costs. R22 Refrigerant History R22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and greenhouse gas […]

The Future of Internet of Things Connected HVAC Systems

Internet of Things Enabled Air Conditioners

The statement that our world is becoming more inter-connected is an understatement when you consider ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT). In the world of HVAC and cooling systems it is easy to see that air conditioning systems are becoming more intelligent with a greater range of remote communications options which should lead to improvements in […]

How The Right Cooling System Can Prevent Datacentre Downtime

Airflow in a datacentre

Whether you are running an in-house enterprise server room or colocation datacentre, critical power and cooling are key environmental factors that must be managed to prevent IT system operating errors, erroneous alarm conditions, data processing errors, system malfunctions and unexpected shutdowns Thermodynamic airflows are an important aspect to consider when designing a server room or […]

How To Design An Air Conditioning Installation

Server Room Environments Computer Room Air Conditioners

When it comes to designing server room air conditioning systems the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach just doesn’t work. Every building and room is different and will have its own thermodynamic and physical properties, usage and demands. Whilst we are principally known for our server room and datacentre air conditioning systems, we also supply, install and maintain cooling […]

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