IT Facilities

How to get the most return from your data processing investment?

If you’re planning to expand your existing data processing and communication facility, or build an entirely new center, chances are you’ve already earmarked a substantial amount of capital for the latest hardware. But even the most sophisticated computer hardware won’t perform up to expectations if it’s not operating in the proper environment. Poor control of temperature, humidity, and dust, or inadequate power supply, can cause persistent operating problems or costly downtime. The correct environment, on the other hand, ensures maximum output day after day, month after month. Maximum output is the key to realizing the most return from your data processing investment. At EMPIRE ENGINEERING, we design, build, equip and maintain computer centers that assure an optimum operating environment for your data processing equipment. We do it by using equipment and techniques as up-to-date as your new computer hardware.

What constitutes an ideal data processing environment?

In fact, there’s no one set of standards. Every piece of computer equipment has its own requirements. These range from precise temperature and humidity control, to air cleanliness, to power supply and conditioning. And, of course, all computers must be protected from fire, tampering, unauthorized access and out right theft.

Typical Elements of a Successful Computer Center

1

Process Cooling

Process cooling includes temperature control, humidity control and dust elimination. In many cases, tolerances are extremely critical. Digitally-controlled air conditioning and filtration units are employed in conjunction with efficient under-floor air circulation systems that allow precise distribution of cooling air. Water-cooled systems are employed where extra cooling capacity is required.

2

Vapor Barriers

Where humidity levels are critical, vapor harriers are incorporated into wall and ceiling construction to seal the room.

3

Access Flooring

In addition to providing ticient circulation of cooling air, raised access flooring also provides a safe and convenient path for electrical supply and hardware connecting cables. It is a key feature of most modern computer centers.

4

Power Supply and Distribution

Obviously, a consistent uninterrupted, reliable power supply critical to any electronics installation. Depending on the type of the available power supply and the special requirements the hardware, isolation transformers may be employed. 

5

Fire Detection and Suppression

When your entire data processing syncing is at stake, only the finest available detection and suppression system is required. Safe and effective fire suppression systems are also employed to quickly put out any fires without causing subsequent damage. Depending on your particular requirements, your security system can range from simple keylocks to sophisticated coded entry systems coupled with motion detectors.

6

Physical Facility

Not to be overlooked, Is the physical facility in which your working computers will be operating. We install functional aspects like vapor barriers, access flooring and sound attenuation to create a pleasant and productive working environment for your employees.

7

Total Care Maintenance Program

Regular inspection and maintenance is critical to ensure optimum performance. Filters must be cleaned. Batteries must be checked. Numerous other maintenance functions must be performed periodically. At Empire Engineering, we will custom tailor a program for you complete with 24-hour emergency service, if desired. As factory-authorized service representatives, you can be sure that we will take good care of your equipment.

There are several ways you can approach the design and construction of your new computer center. You can contract out all the work yourself and accept the inevitable hassles, delays, and waste of your own valuable time. Or you can call EMPIRE ENGINEERING. From the initial design process to the purchasing and installation of process cooling equipment, access flooring, vapor barriers, power supply, fire protection, and security equipment—to the actual construction of walls and ceilings, one efficient team does it all. With our eighty years of experience, the direct factory affiliation, you can rest assured the job will be done right, on schedule and within budget call EMPIRE ENGINEERING (781) 821-4800. We will create a computer center that works as hard as your computers.

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