Control of Computer Room Air Conditioning Using IT Equipment Sensors

09/01/2009

The goal of this demonstration was to show how sensors in IT equipment could be accessed and used to directly control computer room air conditioning. The data provided from the sensors is available on the IT network and the challenge for this project was to connect this information to the computer room air handler’s control system. Both chiller-plant and pumping energy can be reduced by 30 to 40 percent.

Author(s): Bell, G.C., B.Storey, and M.K. Patterson

Technologies: 
Cooling Air / Air Management
IT Equipment
Monitoring and Controls