Monitor airflow in your data center
Air conditioning alone isn’t enough to protect your CRAC/CRAH system. Airflow is an important factor. The output of your air handler needs to be unrestricted. What if you missed a filter change, a blower motor is beginning to fail, or the fans have become unbalanced?
A Sensaphone air flow sensor can be added to any IMS system to give you the assurance that your system will run at peak efficiency and that you will be notified immediately of any drop in airflow. Larger rooms often require additional sensor information to determine potential problems with cooling efficiency. It’s important to measure the rate of airflow to gauge the overall health of the environment. Airflow management is critical because it controls static electricity and dust build-up on computer fans that can cause equipment crashes.
The sooner you learn of a ventilation failure, the faster you can act to prevent reduced server performance, equipment damage and complete shutdowns. Using airflow sensors with your data center monitoring system can be very enlightening.
Recommended airflow sensor placement:
- In each cold air supply
- In each hot air return