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kW required for cooling server room?

By rong ·
We've been growing a lot over the past year and have gone from 2 Compaq Proliant 200 servers in a closet to 2 Compaq Proliant 1600, 2 Compaq Proliant 800, 2 Compaq proliant 200, and a couple custom built servers. We've moved them out of the small closet and into a bigger, central room (of course). Now we are looking into cooling options because leaving the door open is both not enough to keep it cool and a security risk. In speaking with a few cooling people, they have asked what is the total kW of my servers. How do I find this out? I assume it's a measurment of heat that they give out over time, but I don't know where to get this information or if it's something I can just calculate. Any suggestions would be great! thanks,
Ron

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by Ann777 In reply to kW required for cooling s ...

You need to total the power supply KW on each of your servers and on each of the other mechanical devices that may be running in the room. Modems, printers, monitors, etc. all of them have power supplies -- add them up.

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by Ann777 In reply to kW required for cooling s ...

http://www.hvac-loads.com/main.asp

You can try the demo of this software if you want to calculate how much cooling power you will need for the room.

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by rong In reply to kW required for cooling s ...

Thanks for that link, it'll help a lot :)

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by avigil72 In reply to kW required for cooling s ...

You are talking about two different things, one is heat, and the other is power you need for your equipment. If you want to know who much power you need, just check the power supply in your servers, monitors, equipment. There should be a number in KW (Kilo Watts) or KV (Kilo Vatios) Both mean the same thing. just add all these numbers and that is the estimated KW. Probably they need that, because heat depends on power consumed.

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by rong In reply to kW required for cooling s ...
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by maxwell edison In reply to kW required for cooling s ...

Computer equipment generates heat, and that heat could be calculated by knowing the watts of the equipment. So the watts of the equipment will tell you more than simply the total power required. For an analogy, a 100 watt light bulb will generate 341.2 BTUs an hour.

1 watt = 3.412 BTU / HR

100 watts = 341.2 BTU / HR

1000 watts (KW ? KiloWatt) = 3412 BTU / HR

Add the watts of all the equipment in the room, multiply by the factor above, and you?ll have to total heat generated by that equipment.

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by rong In reply to kW required for cooling s ...

Thank you, I really appreciate the help!

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