IT Cleaning Ltd Magazine Article published in Cleanroom Technology
Internal Comms Equipment Cleaning, Internal IT Equipment Cleaning: Internal Server Equipment Cleaning, Internal Data Equipment Cleaning, Internal Tape Libraries Cleaning and other IT equipment internally cleaned.
IT Cleaning Ltd are often asked to carry out internal server equipment cleaning, internal comms equipment cleaning, internal data equipment cleaning, tape libraries, switches etc. This is most often needed when a server equipment, comms equipment, data equipment,switch or library has been subjected to large amounts of dust, often from construction activities like drilling, whilst the equipment is running. It has been proven that dust build up inside the equipment causes an increase in heat which requires the internal fans to work harder using more power. We are also able to offer pressurised protection of I.T. Equipment prior to construction starting.For more information click ProtectIT.
“Contamination has been the indirect cause of more IT downtime than all the fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and disgruntled employees combined.” – Jon William Toigo, Disaster Recovery Planning, Third Edition.
A number of other problems will occur within the equipment depending on the type of dust (See Report on Dust) . From overheating of servers, Ionic interference, or short circuit to burn out of fans caused by abrasion. The worst case we have seen is a fan burn out was detected by VESDA which then cause £11,000 worth of gas to discharge into the room.
IT Cleaning Ltd will de-cable and remove the server from the rack. Then ensuring we are protected against static we will strip the server/switch etc to its component parts. Remove fans, airways, disks and other removable items. We will then clean the server using HEPA filtered vacuums and specialist tools. Once we have completed the clean we will reassemble the server and put it back in its rack and re-cable the equipment.
We have been trained and have experience in the cleaning Quantum Scalar Tape Libraries.
For a free site survey and quotation or further information please contact Stephen Yates 0870 0052581 or email@example.com
“Perhaps the most important step to take to control contamination, is to contract with a reputable computer room maintenance company, to perform routine cleaning”. John William Toigo, Disaster Recovery Planning Third Addition.
Below are pictures of contamination within servers: