Server Rooms & Data Centers

 

Automation and IT Server rooms have the propensity to generate lots of heat with the expensive racks, network gear, and telecommunications equipment.  Let Cox-Powell ensure you are cooled for the next decade so that your automation equipment doesnt end up 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 data centers are high-density, enclosed spaces that generate a significant amount of heat, traditional HVAC comfort cooling systems can’t remove enough heat to protect the critical equipment.  Precise temperature control in a data center is critical to maximizing availability and performance of essential equipment.  Computer systems are becoming more compact, and data centers and server rooms are becoming smaller and smaller, resulting in more heat generated in a smaller space.

Computer Room Cooling Choices

As a facility manager with so many responsibilities, you can’t be expected to be an HVAC expert, too. As you probably know, there are many choices to be made to meet the specialized climate needs for computer server room air conditioning and computer room air conditioning, sometimes referred to as CRAC.

More sophisticated computer room air conditioning units have replaced the air conditioning technology that was used to cool data rooms in the past. These computer room air conditioning units are more technologically advanced and do more than just control climate. These units are capable of maintaining and monitoring temperature, humidity and airflow.  In the middle of the all 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 randomly shut down when you are 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, also known as a mainboard, which provides for communication among the different electronic components, has a temperature sensor and will instruct the CPU and other components such as the hard drive to slow down or shut down if overheating continues.

As you probably learned in an elementary first aid or science class or through an unfortunate firsthand experience, water and electricity don’t mix. When they do it can yield painful results. Computer components exposed to extreme humidity on a consistent basis can corrode and eventually break down. If high humidity inside your computer produces condensation, your computer could short-circuit. If your computer short-circuits, you could lose data and damage could occur to some computer components. Humidity levels should be kept between 45 and 60-percent, which should be easily attainable if you have 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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