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Why audit?

Completely understand your data centre - you know it is the smart thing to do.

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Data Centre Environmental Audit >

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The most complete data centre audit available -  independent measurements of power, airflow, contamination, zinc whiskers, temperature and humidity and much more - all compiled into a comprehensible report complete with recommendations.


  






Understand exactly why an IT component failed.  Was it a manufacturer fault, or an environmental cause?      







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If you suspect a zinc whiskers problem, we can identify and remove the contamination safely and with no downtime.




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About Zinc Whiskers



About the revised ISO 14644-1 Standard and Data Centres

We provide independent end-to-end environmental testing for new-builds, ISO 14644-1 particle count verification, consultation services during the planning stage for new data centres.

Our specialist technicians clean floor voids, ceiling voids, inside racks and computers safely and with no downtime. Each operation is tailored to your unique requirements. Emergency cleans.

If you suspect that your paper may be causing problems, send us a sample. Our experts analyse various characteristics and can return a verdict often within 24 hours of receiving the paper sample.

We measure key parameters such as neutral-ground voltage, harmonics, voltage stability, leakage currents, wave shape, then scrutinise the data.  We attempt to track down the cause of any anomalies, and present the findings in a comprehensive report, along with any recommendations.  

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Although rare, some types of contamination (salt, diesel fumes, print room byproducts) can infiltrate a data centre and cause IT component failures. We do electron and X-ray emission microscopy (SEM) and high powered optical imagery to determine the chemical nature and source of the contamination.  

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Similar to a data centre audit, we identify environmental conditions that may contribute to degraded performance and poor final print quality.  Includes comprehensive report with recommendations.

IT Component Failure Analysis >

Zinc Whisker Remediation >

Data Centre Power Survey >

New-build Testing, Handover Validation Reporting, Particle Counting >

Data Centre Contamination Analysis >

Print Room Environmental Audit >

Print Paper Analysis >

Data Centre Cleaning >

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