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Reminder - Anti-Contamination Group Workshop

Posted By Kelly Edmond, 24 July 2014
Hi all, 

This is to remind you of the DCA Anti-Contamination Group Workshop which will be held next week Thursday 31st July. If you would like to find out more or attend this workshop all details can be found on the Event Calendar here

This is the annual review meeting for this specialist steering group. The group's aim is to discuss, advise and recommend practical solutions to the members of the Data Centre Alliance on the control of dust, dirt and contamination of the data centre. In particular, preventing damage to equipment; loss of data and conservation of energy. This workshop is to gain your views on what collaborative action(s) are required by the DCA. All members are welcome to contribute.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions

Best regards

Kelly Edmond
Membership Executive

kellye@datacentrealliance.org 
0845 8734587

Tags:  anti contamination  Date Centre  docklands  dust  planning  university of east london 

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DCA Anti-Contamination Workshop Reminder

Posted By Kelly Edmond, 15 April 2014
Here's a reminder to all who may be interested in attending the DCA Anti-Contamination Workshop on Thursday 24th April 2014.

This is the annual review meeting for this specialist steering group. The group's aim is to discuss, advise and recommend practical solutions to the members of the Data Centre Alliance on the control of dust, dirt and contamination of the data centre. In particular, preventing damage to equipment; loss of data and conservation of energy. This workshop is to gain your views on what collaborative action(s) are required by the DCA. All members are welcome to contribute.

All details of the workshop are in the Event Calendar. Don't forget to RSVP! 



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Data Centre Anti-Contamination Guide Released

Posted By Administration, 15 April 2013

DCA Anti-Contamination Guideline Released.

Following DCA Member's collaboration, we have released a guideline paper designed to assist all owners and operators of data centres large and small in guarding against outages and maintaining energy efficiency by tackling the problems caused by contaminants, dust and dirt in the data centre.

The DCA would like to thank all who helped and assisted in the development of this paper and especially:

Dr Ian bitterlin, Gary Hall, Dr Jon Summers, David McLenachan, Spencer North and Alan Fisher.

The guideline is free and publically available from HERE

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Reduce the risk of dust and dirt entering your Data Centre

Posted By Steve Hone, 01 August 2012

Studies have shown that 75% of Hardware failures are caused by dirt and dust. 80% of dust and dirt entering your critical area does so on soles of feet (Source: 3M).

Dust can cause irreversible harm to the data centre and its systems and introduce a major risk of fire hazard. Data centres need an effective strategy to prevent dust and particle contamination.

The traditional approach to reduce this contamination risk for data centre operators has been to use carpeted mats, but tests have shown this is ineffective in reducing dirt and dust being transferred into your IT room. Alternatives such as sticky/tacky mats which although effective initially have a limited life and can very quickly look unsightly therefore need to be replaced manually with regular checks to remain effective.

A number of data centre operators I have spoken to have nowinstalled a possiblesolution to this issue which prevents over 99% of dust and dirt entering their data halls which looks great and isguaranteed for 3 years.

Polymeric flooring material has traditionally been used in the pharmaceutical and microchip industry where a clean room environment is essential for production/quality control. However the substrate is ideal for today's data centre environment.

To find out more suggest visiting http://www.colofinder.co.uk/dc-anti-contamination.php

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