Standard IT equipment is placed in standard racks while the non-standard IT systems are collocated with their specific cabinets. While Standard IT equipment has the standard airflow pattern from front to back, the non-standard IT cabinets can have other patterns than the standard. The ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines set the temperature and humidity rate limits for the inlet air of the IT equipment. All IT equipment suppliers guarantee to provide reliable service when inlet air temperature and humidity (also contamination) are within these limits. Otherwise, the performance of the IT equipment and the product warranty becomes void.
It is important for the critical cooling system to deliver conditioned air “within the limit” for all the IT devices. Due to a control failure an excessive temperature may result in IT equipment automatically switching off to protect itself, leading to downtime.
Data Center Infrastructure electromechanical systems take up physical space in open or closed environments. Each infrastructure equipment and device have a temperature and humidity standard range specified for safe operation. In operation environment, exceeding this range may result in capacity losses, thermal protection shutdowns or even risky situations such as fire.
Otomatica Engineering Team analyzes the project specifications and documentation to track the environment condition information (temperature, humidity, particles, pressure etc.) of white and grey spaces. With colored illustration, twin demonstration and listing, the environmental conditions for every critical area are monitored in real time and historically. Human interface screens are designed very lean and trackable for the data center operation staff. It provides risk management through user-friendly alert methods.