A range of environment converters including 1-Wire UNI devices, volt-free signal contact expanders, data loggers, energy and electricity meters for data collection and transmission over Ethernet and MODBUS protocol networks.
Climate change is driving up ambient temperatures and causing extreme weather patterns. For server room and datacentre operators, these environmental issues are placing a greater strain on their critical infrastructure systems. Server room air conditioning systems are placed under greater load during heatwave conditions and UPS systems must use their battery power more often to cover small power outages and complete mains power failures.
There are several good reasons for monitoring a server room or datacentre for temperature and humidity, but should you place sensors and detectors at the server rack or room level and just how many sensors is the right number?
Rising cooling requirements are a common problem faced by many organisations as they adopt the latest server technologies, including high power computing. The higher the power draw of the latest servers the greater the need for air conditioning as their kW power draw adds an equal demand to the size of the air conditioning required. Edge Computing and micro data centres add another layer of complexity to the need for a dedicated remote environmental monitoring system.
The most widely adopted temperature range for a server room is 18-25°C. This ambient temperature range provides a comfortable environment for technicians and engineers to work in, and a suitable environment in which to run IT servers, networking devices and associated critical infrastructure including uninterruptible power supplies. Below 18°C and the room can become a little too cool and energy is wasted cooling the space. Above the temperature and the server room becomes a little too warm with the potential for humidity related problems. Whilst this is an overall suitable server room temperature range, it is important to identify ‘hot-spots’ i.e. warmer temperatures within the room and server racks which could potentially lead to heat-related problems.
All of our environment monitors come with the option to plug-in additional sensors for a range of conditions to monitor. Please refer to each product for the number of sensor inputs and the range of sensors available.
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