Originally posted on Data Center Post On August 14, 2014
A computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit is a device that monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in a computer room or data center. As more equipment is squeezed into IT spaces, it is more important than ever to ensure that each component of the support infrastructure is operating at maximum efficiency and reliability. The failure of a CRAC unit can lead to downtime, which of course means a loss of service and that can translate into a loss of money and often times a loss of customers.
There are a few important questions that facility and data center managers need to ask themselves to make sure they are on the right track in terms of timely and proper computer room air conditioning (CRAC) equipment maintenance; these include: What maintenance needs to be done on the equipment? When? How often?
The need for reliable backup electric power in data centers, healthcare facilities, telecom sites and other critical facilities is too important to leave to chance. In emergency power generation applications, a gen-set must be ready to run during very critical times – to do this you need to send clean fuel to the engines. Emergency data center power generators that rely on diesel fuel are at constant risk of unexpected failure due to clogged fuel filters.