Studies have shown that around 75% of storage and hardware failures are caused by environmental factors which ultimately results in lost revenue. High availability data center facilities require cleaning and contaminate removal with no downtime. Utilizing an experienced, highly technical team to maintain a clean and efficient data center facility is an often overlooked but crucial piece of the maintenance puzzle.
Critical Facilities Solutions is a specialist in the specification and delivery of construction and post construction technical cleaning to IS014644-1 standards. We provide a detailed specification and plan for all your cleaning requirements.
Communication and reporting is critical and the information we provide is valuable in determining progress with the recommendations provided highlighting immediate improvement initiatives. As part of our service we monitor the air quality continuously to highlight any changes in the quality which we use to manage the project more effectively thus enabling us to respond quickly to changing circumstance.
We have the capability and the operational experience to deliver hyper scale data centre cleaning projects across the globe.
Critical Facilities Solutions partner with our customers to identify, trace, test, confirm and control Zinc Whiskers. We remediate or replace infrastructure, where possible, or manage the Zinc Whiskers as part of a bespoke cleaning package.
We investigate the source and cause of Zinc Whiskers in critical plant, power and Data Centre environments within UPS’s, active equipment, IT hardware and servers, right down to component level; sub-floor and ceiling voids; raised access flooring structures and panels; containment solutions and throughout the facility. Zinc Whisker Services include:
– Sample Collection and Analysis
– Laboratory Reporting
– Specialist Cleaning
– Testing & Consultancy
Critical Facilities Solutions provides a complete solution for our customers’ raised access flooring
requirements. Raised Access Flooring Services Include:
– New Installations
– Live Replacement
– Repairs, Strengthening and Levelling
– Ventilation Management
– Cable Entry Management
– Recovering Panels
– Sub-Floor Sealing
– Panel Sourcing, Replication and Supply
– Ramps & Steps
– Sub-Floor Fire Prevention
Critical Facilities Solutions provides our customers with a complete passive fire protection service. We understand the importance of passive fire protection within the critical environment and our trained technicians are able to fulfil and deliver all aspects of passive fire protection. We survey, locate and remediate open apertures that are a potential fire or H&S risks to the facility.
– Fire Walling
– Fire Baton Installation
– Aperture Sealing
– Fire Retardant Expanding Foam
– Fire Retardant Cable Transit Units
Critical Facilities Solutions offers independent consultancy services on Data Centre contamination management and control in four main areas: Initial Design Phase; Construction, Building and Fit-Out Phase; Live Data Centres and Environmental Assessment and Testing. Testing & Consultancy Services Include:
– Indoor Air Quality (ISO14644-1) Testing and Certification
– Indoor Surface Cleanliness (ISO14644-9) Testing and Certification
– Contamination Collection, Lab Sampling and Source Detection
– Compliance Verification
– Post Clean Audits
– ‘White Glove’ Inspections and Reporting
Knowing where your data centre assets are at any given time should be of primary concern. With greater compliance and legislation dictating data security, obtaining a more accurate data centre audit of your IT assets has never been so important. In partnership with Enasys, Critical Facilities Solutions can help with customised data centre asset tracking and auditing services.
Critical Facilities Solutions offer a range of raised flooring services from complete floor construction to repairing and leveling existing raised floors. CFS also provides a unique Live Equipment Remodeling floor service that allows us to replace parts of or an entire floor with no downtime. The CFS repair and leveling service will tune the raised floor back into shape and then level the tiles out using a laser level. CFS offers complete floor construction management from specifying the raised floor through the installation phases with expert project management.
Computational Fluid Dynamics studies provide an in-depth analysis of the temperatures within your data center or server room. By illustrating hot spots, airflow, thermal load, cooling capacity and other measurements, CFD analysis provides insight into CRAC unit performance, temperature disruptions and more. Using CFD data, Critical Facilities Solutions can recommend equipment installation/uninstallation, hot/cold spot remediation techniques, optimized room layouts, and potential problem prevention.
Critical Facilities Solutions’ expert flooring team covers the data center from ceiling to subfloor. Subfloor sealant provides a barrier of protection from concrete chalking and allows airflow to stay cooler by controlling absorption into the concrete. In tandem with other containment and cooling solutions from Critical Facilities Solutions, energy usage can be more thoroughly controlled to reduce carbon footprint and facility costs.