8 Solutions’ Power Study
Contamination and energy wastage: 8 Solutions’ Power Study
Contamination accumulating on electronics circuit boards can act as a thermal insulating layer. This can elevate temperatures in the electronics, so the cooling fans will be triggered to run faster to keep the equipment below its operating temperature limit. Cooling efficiency can also be lost if heat sinks, intake and outlet vents or the fans themselves become clogged with particulate matter.
Apart from the risk of intermittent or permanent equipment failures, this scenario can create an increased demand for power, resulting in wasted energy and excess CO? emissions. The implications of this for a data centre, containing many thousands of servers, is potentially very significant. 8 Solutions recently sponsored an independent survey to investigate the scale of this energy issue.
The results demonstrated that energy consumption was reduced after cleaning, proving that contamination management can have a significant impact on power and cooling costs.
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