Many server rooms have more than one air conditioner, blowing away at a constant rate to keep the room cool enough that the servers will not overheat and bomb out, or to prevent other sensitive equipment from being damaged. At the same time, unfortunately, it sends the electricity bill sky high.
When planning temperature control and monitoring it is important to ask the folowing questions:
- How many air conditioners are in the room?
- Do you need to control 1 or 3 phase air conditioners?
- Do you need to monitor the airflow on the air conditioners?
- Do you need to monitor the air flow on the server’s power supply fans?
Netshield developed the Naccumon, a standalone unit that on its own can regulate a pre-set temperature, automatically switching between 2 single phase air conditioners. When a temperature sensor senses that the room is warming up for reasons such as doors being left open, it will ensure that both air conditioners are running until the preferred temperature is reached again and then only switch to one to keep the temperature constant. This can result into up to a 50% saving on electricity used by the air conditioners and also prolong the life of these single phase units’ next service cycle. The Naccumon is not only a device to regulate air conditioners and temperature but it also provides Type III surge protection for these units and is able to inform you of temperature condition changes in the room and the condition of the physical units via sms or email.
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