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Enviroment Monitoring

PLSolutions offers a complete modular, scalable and affordable industrial solution to control and monitor critical facilities like centralized sites (data centers, server rooms) and distributed sites (micro dc, telecom rooms, technical rooms, outdoor cabinets, ...).

We configure alert notifications to receive Email, SMS, SNMP or voice call alarms to notify you when something goes wrong

PLSolutions can provide the monitoring for the followings:

Temperature
An optimal environmental monitoring strategy includes multiple temperature sensors. These should be placed on top, middle, and bottom of individual racks to measure the heat being generated by equipment, and at the air conditioning system’s intake and discharge vents, to measure efficiency. Probes should also be placed around critical devices, because the temperature inside a rack-mounted device could be as much as 20 degrees higher than the surrounding area. A probe near the room’s thermostat can help monitor what the thermostat is ‘seeing’ as it controls the air conditioner.

Humidity
High humidity may lead to corrosion on electronic components and low humidity levels may cause issues with static electricity.

Airflow
Make sure air is flowing through the racks in addition to monitoring A/C vent intake and outtakes.

Water
Moisture and humidity sensors should monitor for leaks inside cooling equipment, potential leaks that come from nearby pipes, or water caused by a flood or disaster. Water sensors should be placed at the lowest point (wherever water would tend to puddle) on the floor, and underneath any pipe junctions. Air-conditioning condensation trays should also be equipped with sensors to detect overflow.

Power
Electrical failures can cause air-conditioning equipment to shut down even while an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) ensures that servers stay up and running a sure recipe for overheating a server room in short order. The best approach is to monitor current coming into the data center, and arrange for an orderly shutdown of IT equipment in case power is knocked out. The hour or two of downtime is far preferable to the widespread device failures that would result from an overheating condition.