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March 12, 2019

Renovations and upgrades to existing Data Center cooling systems sometimes require temporary cooling to keep the critical loads properly cooled during construction. If not designed properly, a poorly planned temp cooling system can lead to disaster. Especially when project conditions require temp cooling be operational for a prolonged period of time. Ofte...

November 5, 2018

A client needed to address power and cooling issues with their 5,000 square foot server room.  The facility was the single most critical piece of real estate for the global media company.  An outage at the facility would mean damage to the brand and complete and instant loss of revenues until services could be restored.

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While FEA did not de...

June 28, 2018

Over the last three years we have been trending one client’s data center power consumption from weekly power readings taken by their operations staff.  We use the trends to predict failover scenarios, identify capacity constraints and plan infrastructure upgrades.  We also use the readings to observe the overall data center power consumption.

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June 28, 2018

The National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 75 Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment requires all Data Center air ducts and air transfer openings that pass through the fire rated construction be provided with fire and smoke dampers.  A combination fire/smoke damper installed at the fire rated assembly meets this requireme...

March 6, 2018

The design of the Atlanta airport incorporated the best practices of airport design, but this did not provide the necessary system resiliency required to avoid a massive power outage.  It is also interesting to note that the design documents were reviewed by the contractor, the power company and FAA based on airport design concepts so the deficiencies tha...

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