Datacom Cooling Section

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Staff Contact: Richie Mohan
Related Standards

Related Standard 1360 (I-P)-2013 with Addendum
Standard Scope:
ANSI/AHRI 1360 (I-P)-2013: Performance Rating of Computer and Data Processing Room Air Conditioners

This standard applies to floor mounted Computer and Data Processing Room Air Conditioners (CDPR) which have three types: up-flow air discharge, down-flow air discharge and horizontal free air discharge.

©2013 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

Related Standard AHRI 1361 with Addendum 1
Standard Scope:
ANSI/AHRI 1361 (SI)-2013: Performance Rating of Computer and Data Processing Room Air Conditioners

This standard applies to floor mounted Computer and Data Processing Room Air Conditioners (CDPR) which have three types: up-flow air discharge, down-flow air discharge and horizontal free air discharge.

©2013 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute




Section Scope

A Datacom Cooling Product is designed for the primary purpose of providing year-round cooling for facilities which are predominantly populated with servers, computers, networking equipment, electronic equipment, storage products and peripherals which may be mission critical:

Can be one of several configurations that include one or more of the following attributes:

  • The primary efficiency rating is SCOP or iNSenCOP not SEER or EER.  
  • SEER and EER are not applicable to these products.  
  • Optimized for net sensible cooling with a sensible heat ratio typically > 0.90, and rating accordingly in kW of cooling.
  • Application and rating points differ from comfort cooling applications.
  • Some equipment contains optional humidification systems installed within the cooling unit, and may also contain heat in order to offset over-cooling that may be caused by dehumidification operation.
  • Equipment that is designed specifically for the application in a data centers.


Product configurations include:

  • Row based units that are either DX units including external condensers, cooling towers or drycooler heat rejection, or chilled water cooling units
  • Perimeter units that are either DX units including external condensers, cooling towers or drycooler heat rejection, or chilled water cooling units
  • Ceiling mounted units that are either DX units including external condensers, cooling towers or drycooler heat rejection, or chilled water cooling units
  • Any of the above configurations may include “free cooling” economizers that utilize air, water, glycol or a refrigerant to provide cooling with the compressors off
  • Specifically excluded are the products included in the scopes of other product sections of AHRI, room air conditioners and heat pumps.
  • External units which are ducted to the data center, for example air handlers.