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Computer Room Air Conditioning

Bennett J. Price (Principal systems analyst at the University of California, San Francisco.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 March 1989


This article discusses the basics of computer‐room air conditioning, an important component of the special environment required by mainframe computers and many mini‐computers as well. Computer room air conditioners differ in some significant ways from “comfort” air‐conditioners, which are designed for the comfort of people rather than machines. These differences make it less than ideal to use air conditioning systems designed for human comfort for computer cooling. The author describes several different types of air‐conditioners, considerations related to the construction of a computer room, and factors that determine air‐conditioning requirements.


Price, B.J. (1989), "Computer Room Air Conditioning", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 29-47.




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