Data Centres are offered proven contamination, ESD and anti-static protection by Dycem products.
Reducing the risks are essential. The subjected danger from dust particles and further contaminants to environments and infrastructure in your data centre can interfere with and affect many protocols and processes.
Data Centres are dedicated spaces used to house computer systems, infrastructure and associated components, such as telecommunications, IT and storage systems.
Due to the way the world is evolving its way of communicating, connecting and networking, it is essential that a data centre can keep up with these needs, working to a capacity that not only enhances performance but that it also remains energy efficient.
With data security systems also a top concern in the industry, it is vital that a data centre offers a secure and contamination free environment to ensure high standards are maintained and that there is minimal chance of downtime occurring.
Data Centre industry research has concluded that up to 70% of computer related breakdowns are caused by dust and other debris. If ignored, it can cause widespread damage in within Colocation and Sensitive Data Holding Environments.
Contaminants can enter your data centre through air conditioning units, open doors, on clothes and anything else brought into the room. These, coupled with day-to-day activities that take place, such as maintenance duties and moving floor tiles can affect equipment through various forms, such as ESD attraction and gravity.
Contamination could also have an internal source, and affect productivity via air conditioning units, toner dust, packaging and construction materials such as zinc whiskers from electroplated steel floor plates.
A large number of world-leading data centres, have all implemented Dycem’s anti-static, dust mat and access tiles for its ESD and static control benefits.
Typically, ESD or anti-static flooring solutions such as regular peel-off mats and tacky mats only tackle static discharge.
Dycem’s WorkZone floors and Access tiles are proven to absorb ESD, contamination and static electricity, by trapping and neutralise it, allowing for it to be cleaned away and disposed of appropriately, rather than being ripped and thrown away.
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Our anti-static and esd preventative dust mats can be positioned in a variety to of areas to ensure reduction in the risk of contamination affecting downtime in your Data Centre:
Dycem floor mats offer a proven contamination control solution for data centres. Below are examples of some of the companies who use Dycem at their Data Centres:
CBRE is a world recognised the global brand in the data centre industry as technical advisors as well as providing full-services data centre facility management. This specific site operated by CBRE is the main data centre for the Bank of America in Richardson, Texas.
Our partners at Data Center Solutions in the USA, have worked closely with CBRE to help them face the issues surrounding contamination in Data Centers. Assistant Chief Engineer Mark Fails implemented the use of Dycem as an alternative to tacky mats, due to the many problems they create.
The company faced issues with dust and particulate being released into the air-flow system when each tacky mat was removed from the floor. CBRE also found that the cost implications with constantly purchasing new tacky mats every month was becoming a burden. The main locations that Greg Salvati of Data Center Solutions suggested for CBRE were at all entrance and exit points into the main data hall. Since the implementation, CBRE have been very satisfied with the Dycem flooring systems.
“They are very easy to clean, they trap dust and dirt very well, and they look great. I am also very pleased with the fact that they last three to five years, which should be a significant cost saving…” Mark Fails, Assistant Chief Engineer, CBRE
Morrisons Data Centre
I purchased nearly 30 of the tiles, 6 years ago.
They are still there, in use, and as your tests proved
last year, they are working well – so thank you.”