Cooling Professional



Duration: 3 Days    CPD: 21 Hours      

With the evolution of cooling requirements and the advent of high-density and variable-density facilities, measuring performance and the need to evaluate the effectiveness of cooling IT equipment, is driving the need for new approaches to cooling.

Course Description

Newly envisioned by Prof. Robert Tozer, a global authority on refrigeration, this course presents a detailed discussion on the key concepts, practices and interdependencies relating to data center cooling.


From cooling systems and airflow to new trends & technologies, if you or your team is involved in data center cooling, whether it is in an operations, sales or a support capacity, this course will provide you with a greater understanding of the topic. With a practical and interactive approach, it will ensure a forward thinking mentality and will allow you to be more independent with your knowledge.

Who should attend?

  • Consulting Engineers (Mechanical & Electrical) upskilling or transitioning to data center projects.

  • Critical infrastructure engineers from data center operators responsible for facilities operations.

  • Sales engineers and product engineering staff from technology vendors looking for broader awareness of their market



Even though we are a specialist cooling company, we know the importance of training and we engaged with DCPRO to make sure that we are fully updated on current cooling methodologies and technologies as well as their practical applications. Having that knowledge allows us to anticipate and exceed our customer’s requirements

Pär Johansson

Business Development Director


This course has met the required standards of the organisations listed below and is approved, accredited, validated or endorsed by them. More details of our relationship with each and the process for gaining credit equivalencies is available upon request.

Day 1 | Fundamentals​

  • Units and conversions

  • Heat transfer

  • Humidification & dehumidification

  • Fluid dynamics

  • Fluid cooling systems

  • Refrigeration

  • Psychrometrics

  • Free / economizer cooling

  • Zero refrigeration

Day 2 | Air Management 

  • ​Air management: Principles

  • Models and metrics

  • Problems & solutions

  • Best practices: EU Code of Conduct

  • Containment systems

  • Risk mitigation & energy enabler

  • Air management control systems

  • Computational fluid dynamics

  • Recommendations

Day 3 | Energy Efficiency​

  • Data centre energy efficiency / PUE

  • Free cooling / economizer analysis for different climates

  • Air distribution systems

  • Fluid cooling systems energy efficiency

  • Reuse of waste heat

  • Reliability

  • Commissioning of cooling systems

  • Energy efficiency recommendations



We were commissioned by DCPRO to completely redesign a specialist level cooling course that will provide students with an in-depth learning experience anywhere in the world. To achieve this we have consolidated our many years of experience working directly with critical environment teams to improve the efficiency of their cooling infrastructure into a three day course. Not easy but I think we did it.

Prof. Robert Tozer

Managing Partner 

Operational Intelligence Ltd. 

Learning Objectives​

  • Become familiar with cooling plant and systems

  • Identify different types of humidification, do simple calculations, be aware of sensible and latent loads

  • Identify main stages of a refrigeration cycle (evaporation, condensation, compression, expansion), identify key variables which impact cooling efficiency, calculate real COP, distinguish between different types of chillers

  • Be aware of different types of free cooling systems (air and water side), generalise main drivers in terms of different climates for zero refrigeration

  • List key commissioning stages from factory acceptance, components, plant, systems to integrated systems tests

  • Understand the principles of cooling energy efficiency

  • Describe measurements of efficiency, estimate energy breakdown and identify largest contributors to PUE

  • Describe the most important practices to reduce their energy consumption

  • Distinguish between different types of CRAC, CRAH and AHU cooling units, identify the parameters that affect air flows between cold & hot aisles, describe the most important practices to reduce their energy consumption

Course Calendar


Below are public classroom dates for Cooling Professional (DCCP).



22 Jun 2020

5 days

9AM - 1PM


5 Oct 2020

5 days

9AM - 1PM


19 Oct 2020

5 days

8AM - 12PM


26 Oct 2020

3 day

9AM - 5PM


25 Nov 2020

3 days

9AM - 5PM


30 Nov 2020

5 days

9AM - 1PM

Exam & Certificate


Students must complete a supervised open-book online examination on the final afternoon of the course (1 hour). A score of >70% will constitute a pass mark - course work activities will also be taken into consideration by the Instructor.

A certificate of completion will be available for students to download from their online account page that reflects the 21 CPDs they have earned. This can be used against annual professional development hour requirements of numerous professional bodies.

This course is part of the Data Center Specialist credential which allows use of the post-nominal title DCS®

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