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Bicoin Mining Ventilation
One of the most important things to consider after selecting your bitcoin mining hardware, electrical requirements and shelter needs is planning how to remove all that unwanted heat generated by your Bitcoin Miners. Bitcoin miners or antminers typically exhaust around 200 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). Air conditioning will cut into your (ROI) or return on investment and is not necessary because antminers typically have no hard drives so they can run hotter than a computer server (consult manufacturer). Getting rid of the heat generated by your antminers as quickly and efficiently as possible is critical to the health of your mining operation and its profitability. Not only do you have to consider the total cfm generated by your bitcoin miners but you also need to factor in the size of the space where the miners are located and even the ambient air temperature where the miners are operating.

Exhausting the heat through wall exhaust fans and or roof exhaust fans or pressurizing the space and allowing the hot air to escape through louvers or motorized shutters are a popular way of removing heat from an antminer farm. The size of the room or structure is also an important factor along with the number of antminers present. Typically the larger the room and the higher the quantity of bitcoin miners, the more CFM required. A general example would be a metal building 30' x 30' with a 20' average ceiling height = 30" x 30' x 20' = 18,000 Cu.Ft. If you had the building packed full of miners, you may need to exchange the air as fast as every 10 seconds. So you would need 1 minute or 60 seconds/10 seconds = 6 x 18,000 Cu.Ft. = 108,000 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) to be able to accomplish this along with an adequate amount of filtered supply air to adequately feed the exhaust fans to minimize pressure lost. Clean fresh air is a must to help the exhaust fans to run efficiently and supply the proper ventilation and velocity required to get rid of that lingering heat.


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