If you are an architect or a mechanical engineer designing structures that include data centers, one of the top issues you may consider is the data center's security. We're not talking security from cyber invasions, hacking, or data theft; we're talking about actual physical threats from wind, rain, and weather. How can you protect the very hub of IT operations for your clients?
If you are reading this article, you probably already know that a data center is a defined space, either within a building or the actual building itself, that houses computer systems and associated components, like telecommunications and storage systems. Nearly every aspect of our lives, economy, professions, communications, and more, are impacted by data center security as it is pivotal to almost every IT operation; think backup components and infrastructure for power supply, data communication connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression), and various security devices. The scale of some data centers may rival that of a small town in terms of electricity used. To give you an idea of the importance of these information hubs, check out this article which explores the Top 10 USA Data Centers According to DATACENTERS.com™.
When designing a data center, you must consider the environmental conditions within the space. Airflow, cooling, and circulation are essential when huge banks of hot equipment occupy a space. The question of how to intake and exhaust air doesn't have to stump you. Depending on your geographical location, you may also have to consider how to keep out extreme wind or rain, sand, dust, and debris. Ventilation doesn't have to be a restriction, it can be an opportunity-the perfect opportunity for a louver system.
There is no better partner than the professionals at Construction Specialties (CS) when choosing a louver system for your data center project. With 70 years of expertise and a full-scale in-house testing chamber, CS has engineered the most durable, highest functioning, and best-performing louvers in the market. And that's not all; every data center louver system is custom engineered by CS's team of experts for your project. They will partner with you to determine the best water performance (water and wind-driven rain penetration) and air performance (free area calculation and pressure drop) for your needs. CS’ ability to manufacture large sections of louvers also means reduced cost and installation time for owners and contractors.
Selecting the wrong louver for your data center can be very costly to not only your pocketbook but also to your reputation. The data center experts at CS can help you avoid both! Tell us about your project, and let us partner with you on your next data center project here. Explore data center solutions here.