Belt Debris is a black powder residue created by AC units in a data center or cleanroom. It is conductive and can cause downtime to sensitive equipment. It is most commonly found in its early stages of contamination near the motor side of the AC unit, however, it can easily spread through the pressurized air into the rest of the facility and into air cooled equipment.
Belt Debris can cause problems for critical environments like data centers and should be properly removed and cleaned. The removal/remediation process requires special chemicals and training to properly remove it at micro-levels.
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) attributes explosion factors to static, flammable materials and heat sources. Static charged belt debris, dust, cardboard, paper or any other small ignitable item can cause disastrous explosive fires. Due to the density of belt debris and its original form (petroleum) – it is unlikely that this debris will make it back to your AC unit filters before settling on other equipment within the room and grabbing the surface like a residue.
Belt debris is conductive and refined to microscopic levels, which can cause many problems in your critical environment – such as shorts on circuitry, read head errors and thermal issues.
If you suspect your facility may have belt debris contamination running in your subfloor, contact SET3 today for a free inspection. We offer specialized Tech Pro Belts to eliminate the source of this problem and we also provide multiple belt debris cleaning and remediation programs to remove the current belt debris contamination problems your computer room or data center may be facing.
Contact SET3 for more information on our Belt Debris Remediation Services and Tech Pro Replacement Belts and other data center cleaning services.