I'm looking for a little input from those with experience with network closet cooling.
We are going to have two classes of IDF's in a new building we're putting up. The first floor closets are going to have two Cisco 3560-48TS switches, one Cisco 3750G-12S Fiber Switch, a 500VA UPS and a small Netgear PoE switch. The second floor and up closets are going to have the same equipment without the fiber switch.
These rooms are also classed as electrical closets since there are breaker panels inside them and so the local fire code does not permit us to have any ventilation devices as the room must be weather sealed.
The contractors responbile for the construction project never installed AC to the closets as requested and are now refusing to do so. Their engineers state that their "opinion" is that in a sealed envrionment with no cooling or ventilation that this equipment will be able to sustain operating temperature around 80-90 degrees.
Given that these closets should be dissipating between 1100 and 1500 BTU's/hr depending on the configuration, we have serious doubts regarding the environment for our equipment.
Does anybody have any experience with a similar setup without any cooling or venting systems?
Any help is appreciated :)