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Computer Room Fresh Air Cooling
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This paper discusses the concept of a computer room fresh air cooling system with evaporative humidification. The system offers significantly lower energy consumption than conventional cooling units, with 24% reduction for Dallas and 56% reduction for Denver. A control scheme is suggested that should satisfy the strict temperature and humidity specifications of computer rooms. The controls also allow flexibility to meet the wide range of dehumidification loads that can occur in a room with an imperfect vapor barrier. The project is presently in the conceptual stage, but is being considered for installation in a Texas Instruments' building if economic feasibility can positively be demonstrated.
Wenger, J. D. (1985). Computer Room Fresh Air Cooling. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from