February 2016 - Data Center HVAC - 1 PDH

Post date: Feb 07, 2016 8:6:52 PM

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.

1 PDH (Illinois & Indiana)

1 GBCI CE Hour


Airflow management within data centers is crucial for proper cooling and energy efficiency of data centers. Proper selection as well as proper placement of various data center equipment such as CRACs, perforated tiles, and racks plays an important role in airflow distribution and cooling performance of data centers. This presentation will focus on basics of data center cooling and principles of air movement in data centers with a wide variety of examples involving raised floor and flat floor data rooms, air leakages through server cabinets and containment systems, role of rack thermal mass during power shutdown, and external airflow and plume dispersion around data center buildings.

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D. provides engineering solutions and insights through Physics based simulations and analyses. Kishor has several years of experience in providing optimized HVAC solutions to a wide variety of applications involving external wind engineering, plume dispersion, displacement ventilation, natural ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and indoor air quality and thermal comfort optimization for office spaces, patient rooms, operating rooms, cleanrooms, justice facilities, data centers, and warehouses. Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in HVAC industry, critical facilities, and automotive industries.

A noted expert in his field, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has been regularly published in several technical journals and trade magazines. Dr. Khankari is an eloquent speaker and has made several presentations on topics related to design and optimization of HVAC systems at various technical conferences and professional meetings.

Dr. Kishor Khankari is an active member of ASHRAE both at local and national level. He is a past President of Detroit ASHRAE Chapter. He is a past Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC9.11 Clean Spaces and a Member of Research Administration Committee (RAC) at national level.

Lunch Meeting - February 18

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT

Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT

Tippecanoe Place

620 W. Washington St.

South Bend, IN

Dinner Meeting - February 18

Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)

Student Cost: Free! (sponsored by the chapter)

Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT

Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

Purdue University Calumet

Peregrine Hall Conference Room 300

2330 173rd Street

Hammond, IN 46323

(Park on South side of building, enter on the North side)

Optional - Step 2 - Pay for registration

(This is to be done after filling out and submitting the registration form.)