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I took these photographs a bit over two years ago at the BT Reuters Data Center in Nutley New Jersey. They show a large CRAC Unit in the process of being installed. Note the copper piping, solder joints, open floor void and general mess that is involved in installation and commissioning. This is not something that we would want to be going on whilst trying to keep our facility running with a full complement of IT equipment on the go.

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  1. > Note the copper piping, solder joints, open floor void and general mess that
    > is involved in installation and commissioning. This is not something that we
    > would want to be going on whilst trying to keep our facility running with a
    > full complement of IT equipment on the go.

    How else would one manage in-place upgrades and repairs of CRAC?

  2. You make an extremely good point, data centers need to be designed to enable this kind of work to go on without impacting service. Maintenance and repair are business as usual activities. They still are mucky and dangerous things to do in a live site. Work plans would usually be structured to do as much of the fabrication outside the raised floor area as possible and keep the place a bit cleaner than the engineer here has done.

    Steve

  3. You make an extremely good point, data centers need to be designed to enable this kind of work to go on without impacting service. Maintenance and repair are business as usual activities. They still are mucky and dangerous things to do in a live site. Work plans would usually be structured to do as much of the fabrication outside the raised floor area as possible and keep the place a bit cleaner than the engineer here has done.

    Steve

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