70% of IT equipment related breakdowns are caused by dust and other debris. This dust is the main cause of air ingress being restricted and causing equipment to overheat.
According to ASHRAE in their 2011 publication, Gaseous and Particulate Contamination Guidelines For Data Centers, a preventative maintenance program that cleans the subfloor plenum not only helps prevent contamination risks that can cause downtime, but helps improve efficiency and reliability of hardware. Since contamination accumulates inside server cabinets and hardware over time, data center operators should take every precaution to prevent downtime by removing contamination.
Cleaning and dust removal in a data centre, computer room, server room is vital to the reliable operation of equipment. Annual sub-floor and regularly scheduled above-floor services keep the room free from harmful dust and contaminants that can infiltrate equipment, cause overheating and decrease operating life. We have developed a way of enclosing either the work area or the IT equipment. This creates a positive or negative pressurised environment which effectively protects the IT equipment from migrating sub-micron particles