Server Rooms & Data Centers

 

Automation and IT Server rooms have the propensity to generate lots of heat with expensive racks, network gear, and telecommunications equipment. Let Cox-Powell keep you cool for the next decade, so your computer room equipment doesn’t end in a cloud of smoke.

Protect the Nerve Center of your Digital Resources

Cox-Powell’s stringent monitoring 24/7 will leave your business or facility with the piece of mind that your automation equipment is being effectively cooled.  Computer Rooms are also an ideal location for Controls monitoring Connect®  mini agent.  

AUTOMATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The cooling of automation equipment is vital to your company, healthcare establishment, learning facility, government agency, or manufacturing plant.

Because high-density data centers are enclosed spaces that generate a significant amount of heat, traditional HVAC comfort cooling systems can’t remove enough heat to protect critical equipment.

Precise temperature control in data centers and computer rooms are vital to maximizing the availability and performance of essential equipment. Computer systems are becoming more compact, and data centers and server rooms are becoming smaller. This results in more heat generated in a tighter space.

Computer Room Cooling Choices

As a facility manager with many responsibilities, you can’t be an HVAC expert. As you likely know, one must make many choices to meet the specialized climate needs for computer room air conditioning (CRAC).

Sophisticated CRAC units have replaced the air conditioning technology that we once used to cool data rooms in the past. These CRAC units are more technologically advanced and do more than control climate. These units can maintain and monitor temperature, humidity, and airflow.

In the middle of all the choices, Cox-Powell Corporation is pleased to offer clean-room environments for sensitive electronic work where dust and other air contaminants would foil expensive work.

Heat & Humidity

Has your computer ever operated at an annoyingly slow rate or shut down in the middle of an important work-related task? A computer working at a glacial pace or shutting down unexpectedly could be the result of overheating. Such technological events can slow down business or bring it to a halt altogether, which will not make a business owner or employees happy. 

The electronic components inside a computer operate at a certain current produced by low voltage. Even a small voltage fluctuation can have a deleterious effect on the computer’s components. The computer’s central processing unit (CPU), which carries out the instructions of a computer program, is the most vulnerable to overheating.

Taking the Moisture Out

The computer’s motherboard provides communication among different electronic components. It has a temperature sensor and instructs the CPU and other parts to slow or shut down if overheating continues.

In a science class or through an unfortunate firsthand experience, you learn water and electricity don’t mix. When they do, it can yield painful results. Computer components exposed to extreme humidity consistently can corrode and eventually break down. If high humidity inside your computer produces condensation, your computer could short-circuit. If this happens, you could lose data and damage some computer components.

Humidity levels should be between 45 and 60 percent. This level is easily attainable with a properly designed and maintained computer room air conditioning system.

Critical Resource Monitoring

Critical components and infrastructure require a dedicated presence to ensure automation equipment is functioning at top notch.  Take advantage of our 24/7 Emergency services coupled with our Connect® client box monitoring system.

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