As more and more companies across multiple industries continue to rely more heavily on or make greater strides towards online and mobile platforms, there is more pressure than ever on data centres to remain operational around the clock!
In light of the global COVID pandemic, Glenigan Construction Insights is reporting an increased demand for data centres. Whether renovating an existing facility or investing in new construction, you’ll want to ensure a floor that helps to control the environment and protect equipment.
Just the smallest of power outages can have a detrimental effect to online retailers, resulting in both lost revenue and bad customer experience.
Flooring can be the largest source of static generation in data centres – this typically happens when individuals walking across the floor become electrostatically charged, leading to ESD events that have the capability to completely destroy sensitive electronic devices or components!
As such, specialist antistatic polymer flooring systems are recommended to minimise the risk of ESD events from occurring as well as to provide permanent protection against fluctuating temperatures, humidity levels and foot traffic. Both electrostatic dissipative and conductive systems are available dependent on the service criteria of the area in question that will help to safeguard expensive data and equipment.
For less sensitive areas, a range of hardwearing, easily cleaned, dust-free wear and impact resistant epoxy and polyurethane resins are recommended for use in racking areas, corridors, break rooms, kitchens and offices.
To simplify the procurement and specification of suitable electrostatic control and other flooring in data centres, the team at Vebro Polymers has produced a handy guide that outlines the recommended flooring systems for the different areas found within a data centre or server hosting facility.