Dust Explosion Fundamentals: Ignition Criteria and Pressure Development

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has had several definitions of combustible dusts over the years. The current definition in NFPA 654 is “a combustible particulate solid that presents a fire or deflagration hazard when suspended in air or some…Read More

Changes Required for Protection of Today’s Process Control Equipment

Corrosion-induced failures remain frequent in electronics products used in industrial environments. The International Society for Automation (ISA) Standard 71.04-1985 provides a classification system using corrosion (or reactivity) monitoring to determine the corrosive potential of an environment towards electronic equipment. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::…Read More

Contamination Control in Data Centers Gas Phase Filtration Case Studies

The paper will provide an overview of operational challenges faced by data centers and effective solutions by using latest Honeycomb and Gas Phase Filtration technology. It will also cover the case studies from industrial and commercial sector outlining the role…Read More

Reducing Room-Level Bypass Airflow Creates Opportunities to Improve Cooling Capacity and Operating Costs

Reducing Room-Level Bypass Airflow Creates Opportunities to Improve Cooling Capacity and Operating Costs Based on field data on the amount of excess cooling capacity running in data centers, there is vast unrealized opportunity to reduce operating expenses and increase cooling…Read More

Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings

Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF) Reveals Stranded Capacity and Data Center Cost Savings Computer rooms today, on average, have cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT load. With data from 45 sites reviewed by Upsite, this white paper will…Read More

Data Center Cleaning Best Practices

Data Center Cleaning Best Practices from Sun Microsystems Even a perfectly designed data center will require continued maintenance. An effective cleaning schedule must consist of specially designed short−term and long−term actions. These can be summarized as follows: Frequency Task Daily…Read More

Belt Debris Threats and Best Practices

Contamination Issues from Belts in Air Handlers Dedicated air units are supposed to be feeding clean “filtered” air into data centers, computer rooms, network rooms and other raised floor centers. However, recently a contamination phenomenon has been realized—most of these…Read More

Zinc Needle Remediation Best Practices

Zinc Needle Remediation Best Practices The issue of Zinc Needles (or Zinc Whiskers) has been plaguing data centers worldwide for decades, causing catastrophic downtime in high-tech environments. For the past decade, disaster recovery companies have been stepping forward to remediate…Read More

Access Floor Cleaning Best Practices

Data Center Access Floor Cleaning: Best Practices Data Center Facility Managers all over the world are unknowingly causing downtime or dramatically increasing risk to sensitive equipment in data centers every day with improper cleaning protocols and staffing. Read on and…Read More

Diagnosing Zinc Needle Contamination

Problems Diagnosing Zinc Needles in High-Tech Environments The issue of Zinc Needles (or Zinc Whiskers) has been plaguing data centers worldwide for almost 50 years, causing catastrophic downtime in high-tech environments. For the past decade, disaster recovery companies have been…Read More