The air conditioning system of data centers is one of the
essential infrastructures for the operation of information
technology equipment (ITE): the processing and storage
devices generate heat (up to several kW per square meter
of plant) that must be disposed of to keep the temperature
within values which ensure optimum operating conditions.
Humidity also must be controlled, since values too low
increase the probability for electrostatic discharge, while
excessive values accelerate any corrosion process and
affect the performance of some devices.