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.
Water Leakage Detection Systems for Server Rooms and Datacentres
These environment monitoring devices can be used for flood and water leakage detection and are supplied with highly sensitive sensor cables. They will generate an alarm message, even if just a few drops of water or condensation are detected. The sensors can be rinsed with clean water after detection and reused. Two types of sensor cable are available. A Spot sensor detects water or fluid on a single location and is ideal for monitoring drip trays under air conditioners. Water leakage or flood detection Ropes can run around a server cabinet or perimeter of a server room or under a data centre’s raised access floor and will alarm wherever on the rope water or liquid is detected.
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Water Leak Detection Cables
Liquid leakage detection in a server room or datacentre environment is as important as temperature and humidity monitoring. There are several potential sources of water, ethylene glycol and other types of conductive liquids in an IT environment including:
- Leaks from air conditioning systems and drip trays
- Condensation forming due to high humidity
- Water and liquid-based cooling systems
- Chilled water and refrigerant piping
- Liquid cooled server racks
- Natural underground water sources
- Building plumbing and heating systems
- Fire suppression sprinkler systems
- Diesel fuel tanks and wet-cell batteries
A liquid build-up can take some time before it becomes excessive but even the smallest amount can lead to potentially disastrous consequences and downtime. Water leakage can lead to electrical and electronic equipment short-circuits and fires within the facility, as well as corrosion and electric shocks.
Server Room Environments supplies a range of environment monitors with water leakage detection cable sensors (from 2-50m in length) and dedicated water leakage detection systems. These can be connected to local IP networks via RJ-45 cable or Wi-Fi and connect to the SensDesk IoT monitoring portal for remote alarm monitoring and alert scripts. Alarms can be issued via email or SMS to distribution lists. The leakage detection sensors are extremely sensitive and can activate alarms messages from very small amounts of liquid or water droplets.
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