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The Different Types of Air Conditioning Equipment for IT Environments
Cooling equipment for an IT environment can be implemented in 10 basic configurations. The selection of the appropriate configuration for a particular installation is affected by the existing facility infrastructure, the total power level of the installation, the geographical location, and the physical constraints of the building. This document describes the 5 fundamental cooling transport methods that combine with 2 fundamental physical arrangements to give rise to the 10 basic configurations. A method for selection of the appropriate configuration for a particular installation is described. The information in this paper allows IT professionals to be more involved in the specification of precision cooling solutions that better align with IT objectives.