# Cooling capacity

Cooling capacity is the measure of a cooling system's ability to remove heat. The SI units are joules (J). Other common units include tons, and tonnes, which describe the amount of water at a given temperature that can be frozen in a given amount of time.[1] Alternatively, it can be given in units of power such a kilowatt or BTU/h.[citation needed]

The basic SI units equation for deriving cooling capacity is of the form:

$\dot{Q}=\dot{m}C_p\Delta T$

Where

$\dot{Q}$ is the cooling capacity [kW]
$\dot{m}$ is the mass rate [kg/s]
$C_p$ is the specific heat capacity [kJ/kg K]
$\Delta T$ is the temperature change [K]

## References

1. ^ "Cooling Capacity". Furnace Compare (furnacecompare.com). Retrieved 30 October 2011.