Data Centers Electrical Power Reliability Facility Maintenance

Data Centers

Data Centers rely on a steady, reliable, and well-maintained electrical power system. Even small electrical failures or faults can have devastating consequences including extensive and expensive downtime of company operations, damage to servers, computers, or other electrical equipment, or loss of customer data in the event of a power outage, as well as the expense of locating and repairing the damaged electrical equipment itself. While downtime and interruptions aren't preferred by any facility data centers just simply cannot afford interruptions in power without it dramatically affecting their bottom line or the company's reputation for excellent reliability and uptime.

Data Centers Depend on Reliable
Power to Guarantee Server Uptime

Data Center facilities simply cannot afford interruptions in the supply of power. From internal systems and communications to the very services you're hired for.

Major Catastrophe Preparation

Managing a data center facility's power system to that high of a standard of reliability requires thorough thought and planning. Keeping the power flowing in a data center facility means being prepared for the worst—such as the trail of destruction left by high winds of the hurricanes we experience here in Florida as well as power outages caused by high volumes of lightning impact. When this happens, data centers must be prepared to protect their own business, and the data of their clients, as well as being ready to respond to the influx of client support in the event of a catastrophe.

Day-to-Day Electrical Power Maintenance

Having reliable power means having an electrical system designed also to handle all of the small, everyday threats to your power system. Even power quality fluctuations lasting only milliseconds can jeopardize the data on a data centers network, or damage sensitive hosting servers, computer systems, or other information technology equipment. Power outages lasting only seconds can compromise not only internal systems but cause website downtime affecting millions of internet transactions, security, reliability, and wreak havoc on clinical or financial networks.

Keeping Up With Today's Technology Demands

All or most modern I.T. equipment or storage servers depend entirely on electrical power increasing the demand. As the demand increases, so does the overall electrical load, and subsequently, the inherent power quality risks. If technology operations are interrupted due to a voltage fluctuation, sag or power outage, much is at stake for all data and negatively affect various client operations. Power abnormalities can result in corrupted and lost data, communications lock ups, rebooting and permanent equipment damage. As the internet age continues to dominate, data centers and other information storage facilities become increasingly more dependent on electrical power to support their everyday operations, and the availability of clean and uninterrupted battery power becomes of supreme importance.

Systems Analysis and Design

Meeting the routine, everyday challenges as well as the catastrophic everyday challenges requires a comprehensive view and analysis of the electrical power system. Arc Flash Study Pro has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience working with banks, data centers, and other information-critical businesses. We have 45+ years of experience with data environments including several leading businesses such as JP Morgan Chase, Verizon Data Centers, and Macdill Air Force Base. Our expertise in this industry provide us with a solid foundation of knowledge and experience to ensure that we can help ensure that your data center will be reliable for all of your needs.

Improved Safety

Electricity is a powerful force that must be handled carefully. Since data facilities require a constant flow of quality electricity to operate they are also unfortunately more susceptable to the hazards associated with electricity when no downtime is permitted. Since downtime is seldom permitted, ie. the ability to turn off power while working on the electrical system, there is increased risk to employees or hired electricians that must work on the equipment while it is still in its energized state. Potential hazards include: electrical shock, fire, a sudden, dangerous release of electrical energy called an arc flash, or a smaller, but still dangerous, release of electrical energy called an arc fault.

The Arc Flash Study Pro, given that name from our expertise in the Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, specializes in the comprehensive, scalable diagnostic studies that help identify these risks that range from simple, correctable ones to potentially catastrophic threats like arc flashes. We diagnose the entire electrical system and identify places in the power system where there is a risk of arc flash. Once the dangers are known, they can be managed with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), training, and proper equipment labeling. We will provide all the labels for labeling your equipment. There are also several other studies we include in your system analysis that help avoid damage to nearby equipment, equipment failure, proper device coordination and more. Learn more. We can provide an analysis of your system and help design it for optimal reliability and enhanced safety for employees, electricians visitors, servers, and other equipment.

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