About Computer Room Cooling:-
Computer Room Cooling
is part of the RAC Kettering
group having its roots based in Kettering Northamptonshire. The business
was first established in the mid 1970's has grown to become a national
specialist in all types of server room cooling
and computer room air conditioner .
The team of qualified engineers have a combined expereince of over 200
years in the portable computer room air conditioner
industry and can advise on the application of computer room cooling .computer room air conditioning
Computer Room Cooling
is a no-frills budget provider of server room cooling .
If you simply need a computer room air conditioning unit
or a server room cooling
We operate anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales .
Computer Room Cooling
is operated by Icecape Ltd trading as RAC Kettering,
who are long established commercial refrigeration engineers.
Computer Emergency Air Conditioning Service
Computer systems and other electronic installations play a vital role
in many business operations and they need to operate with complete reliability
at all times. Mission-critical business applications demand 99.999% availability
of IT systems that rely on cooling and air conditioning for consistent
Offering a service to IT Managers, Building Managers, or anyone who has
the responsibility to maintain Server Room / Computer Room temperature,
whether end user or contracted supplier. The majority of our emergency
response calls involve the failure of air conditioning equipment associated
with critical temperature computer and server rooms.
Whilst in most server room environments there will undoubtedly be back
up drives, UPS and emergency plans for the failure of the computer equipment
itself, it is unlikely that the air conditioning system has inbuilt spare
capacity and that a suitable plan exists to support it in the event of
breakdown. At best, this will usually rely on the call-out facility of
the air conditioning maintenance contractor and - as quick and competent
as the technician may be - if the failure is due to an obsolete or obscure
part, there is little he can do.
At this point you have two options.Call a local hire company and arrange
for delivery of a mobile cooler in the hope that it will be suitable.
On arrival, you will need to find a suitable power supply and work out
how to duct the waste heat to atmosphere. Its often the case that
all the sockets are in use and the room is internal with no natural ventilation.
RAC Kettering can visit your site and carry out a risk assessment and
identified the type and capacity of cooling equipment most suitable for
your requirements. We can advised on any pre-works required - i.e. power
supply and ventilation requirements - so that when needed, the equipment
can be installed quickly in your server room and can begin working effectively.
Based on your needs, our services include:
* Carrying out a site inspection, giving advice on the type and capacity
of air conditioning equipment that you would require in the event of your
existing equipment failing, and recommending any pre-works required to
* Having surveyed the premises and subject to pre-works having been completed,
we can react quickly to your request and deliver suitable equipment for
* The supply of equipment to site on a non operational agreement so that
it is immediately available for use in the event of failure of the on-site
air conditioning units.
Server room and computer room air conditioning specialists.
Server Room Temperatures
The servers and computers that run your network are all designed to function
in a very specific temperature range. To ensure reliable operation and
the longest possible life from components, you need to ensure that temperatures
stay within those limits. Overheating by even a few degrees can blow a
server chip. It doesnt take a great surge of heat to damage server
and network equipment - a couple of degrees too high and you could be
facing considerable downtime.
Network failure can be very costly. Server and computer equipment repair
or replacement can run into many hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
And that's only the beginning. Think also about lost e-commerce business,
lost customer details, wasted staff time, and all the other associated
costs that will mount up whilst your critical systems are offline.
Putting a price tag on server failure is complicated. Avoid the complications
We offer a bespoke service to customers in England
At your request, we will attend site and carry out a feasibility &
equipment selection survey
We will write to you indicating any pre works that may be required and
the equipment needed
For small server rooms we can supply, on a non operational basis, standby
All equipment supplied is in good condition and fully supported with periodic
inspection & maintenance checks
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. We already have an air conditioning system in our server room. Why
do we need your service?
A. Our service is intended as an emergency backup service. All server
rooms should have a permanent air con system. However, if this system
fails many companies do not have a backup system in place.
Our service provides stand by equipment on a non operational basis until
your main system can be repaired or replaced.
Q. Does your service provide cover even outside normal business hours
(9 - 5)?
A. Your existing out of hours server cover will suffice as all pre-install
works for the standby air conditioning will have been completed. If there
is room the unit may well be in place. We will have previously demonstrated
the simple installation and settings to a nominated person.
Q. I can hire an air con unit from a high street store. Why is your service
A. Its different because of the sevice level. The equipment we supply
will be suitable for the job, it will be inspected & serviced regularly,
"when it is needed it will work".
Air Conditioning Hire Solutions
Each of our air conditioning and cooling units is selected for a particular
niche feature, such as low operating noise - a must for boardroom and
small office applications - or high air flow, a requirement for larger
and open plan offices.
At Cooling Equipment Hire we dont expect our customers to work
things out for themselves with a tape measure and a quick calculator;
the things to consider are many and varied, with each application being
* Spit Type Units
* Industrial Monobloc
* Spot Coolers
* Evaporative Coolers
* Industrial Fans
Cooling Equipment Hire Limited is not a general hire company; we specialise
in the provision of comfort and process cooling through the application
of portable and temporarily installed fixed air conditioning and cooling
* Why air condition?
* Fixed installation or temporary?
* Hire or buy?
Our knowledge and experience in air conditioning hire and environment
cooling has been gained over many years and many hundreds of projects
and our fleet of quality cooling equipment includes: air to air monobloc
units, both single and twin pipe, split systems, spot and evaporative
coolers, air handling units and process water chillers.
Cooling your datacenter / Server Room Temperature Control
Managing the cooling in your datacenter or server room can be quite a
tricky subject. However, there are many different guidelines to follow
that will help explain exactly what cooling solutions will work best for
your datacenter. There are many different types of cooling that may work
in different situations.
What is a BTU?
A BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. A BTU is the amount of energy required
to raise the temperature of a pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. Since
you are not concerned about heating a room, but yet cooling it, the BTU
measure you will be concerned with is an Air Conditioners rating
to control a certain amount of BTUs.
How Many BTU do I need?
This is not a very simple question, however there are several factors
that contribute to how much cooling power a specific room or datacenter
needs. The big factors are space of the room, equipment, lighting, and
people. To calculate an estimated total requirement for cooling follow
the steps that follow.
The size of the room has a lot to do with how many BTUs you will need
to employ to cool down your server room or datacenter. Use this equation
to determine how big of a factor the size of your server room is. This
assumes you have 8 ft ceilings and the average amount of insulation of
a datacenter. Remember that the length and width is in meters and not
Length X Width X 330 = BTU from space.
Another large factor to consider while cooling your datacenter is the
equipment. As equipment gets faster, more powerful, larger storage, etc.
it also gets hotter. Switches, routers, SANs, and severs all generate
large amounts of heat. Hard drives and processors both generate large
amounts of heat. Luckily, units that generate a lot of heat are also the
ones that consume a lot of power. This makes the calculation significantly
easier since you can use the wattage to calculate the power consumption
of equipment. It is best to judge from the total consumption rating on
your server, SAN, switch, or router instead of using actual consumption.
Otherwise, during peak times the datacenter runs the risk of overheating.
Total Wattage X 3.5 = BTU from equipment.
If your server room or datacenter is well lit, it is also important to
take the heat that is generated from these lights into consideration.
Lighting generates a noticeably higher amount of heat per watt of power
consumption. Use this equation to determine total BTU output from lighting.
Wattage X 4.25 = BTU from lighting.
While many datacenters and server rooms rarely see occupants on the server
floor, it can be important to take note of if there is support staff involved
with the servers. Calculate from the maximum expected number of occupants
that will be in the room at any one time for an extended period of time.
Occupants x 400 = BTU from people.
To calculate the total BTU of your datacenter or server room, add all
these calculations together. You may want to consider other sources of
heat that might be unique to your datacenter.
Which Cooling Solution Should I Use?
This depends on the BTU that you calculated above. It also depends on
weather you have a small server room, or a large datacenter. If you have
a small server room, you might want to either get a window unit or a NetworkAir
PA unit from APC. If you have a much larger need, you will have to look
into higher-grade industrial strength air conditioners. These industrial
grade air conditioners will probably not measure their cooling capacity
in BTU but in TONS. One Ton of cooling power is the same as 12,000 BTU.
Now you can calculate your total BTU and consider which unit to chose
for your datacenter or server room. It is important to consider future
expansion, and be prepared for it. Buying a cooling unit for the current
equipment and having plans to put in several more racks full of servers
would not be a good idea. It would probably require buying a whole new
cooling unit, or some alternative small cooling unit. It is also important
to consult with an expert before making a purchase on anything that is
mission critical. Just remember to take everything into account while
planning your next server room or datacenter.