Security and reliability of data are among the top priorities of any facility. Responsibility for processing, storing and distributing information generally falls on data centers, which must maintain the necessary environment that minimizes disruption of computer systems functionality.
Data center equipment is energy-intensive and therefore requires excess heat to be removed. This in turn implies control of certain and stable temperature and relative humidity levels. Changing of these conditions may affect equipment lifetime, resulting in data corruption and expensive downtime.
The key to the smooth operation of data centers is also the main power source like batteries, which are constantly being charged. A by-product of the charging process is Hydrogen (H2) gas, which is formed in the battery as a result of a chemical reaction.
If leaked, H2 can reach explosive concentrations (lower explosive limit). That is why it has to be detected.
In the case of lithium-ion batteries use, Carbon Monoxide (CO) may be released due to overheating of this power source type. Equipping a data center with CO sensors contributes to the proper operation of the ventilation system in order to avoid high concentrations of gas and incorrect operation of equipment.
Using Evikon MCI's gas detectors as well as temperature & humidity transmitters will help to control all the required parameters and ensure safety. Please see the Featured Products section below to learn more about each of the products.