The effects of corrosives like sulphur are damaging to sensitive data processing equipment. Most companies cannot afford the downtime or the costly equipment repair that comes with contamination from corrosives.
Indoor Air Contamination is Damaging to Computer Equipment
As data centers have increased in size with the surge in technology and Internet use, air quality has not always been a top priority. Builders were content to ensure that computer equipment would be sufficiently cooled but disregard the critical function of air purification. Companies with sensitive data processing equipment are finding that the results of that carelessness are becoming evident in the condition of their equipment. Studies by Intel, the worlds leading innovator in silicon processing equipment, have shown that dust build up is not the most significant problems that data center managers must worry about.
The air pollution that builds up in server rooms creates high levels of contaminants, such as sulfur, that are corrosive to expensive computer equipment. Copper creep corrosion takes place when copper plating corrodes into copper sulfide on circuit boards, causing electrical shorts. Silver sulfide also causes the corrosion of silver on open circuits. Not only does the high level of dust and damaging contaminants lead to required repairs and replacement costs, but it can also mean downtime for systems and websites. This downtime can cause lost sales and damaged reputation.
Not only is computer equipment at risk from contaminated air in data centers, but the employees who work in these buildings are exposed to air pollution that could be damaging to their health. Asthma, loss of focus, fatigue, nausea, and headaches are just some of the possible results of prolonged exposure to indoor air pollution. In addition, poor indoor air quality in the workplace is associated with increased employee absenteeism and can lead to decreased productivity.
There are several known contaminants common in data centers which are a cause for concern and which can be controlled by the installation of a CosaTron ComputerPac System.
CosaTron ComputerPac Systems Control Common Contaminants
The most common contaminants found in data centers include sulfur, dust, lead, zinc, chlorine, allergens & high humidity. A CosaTron ComputerPac System will control these dangerous contaminants and provide a steady flow of fresh, recirculated air in any data center environment. The Series 4000 ComputerPac unit was designed specifically to work with Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units to minimize these types of air quality problems.
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