Data Center Corrosion

Data centers are the crucial part of every organization anywhere in the world. Corrosion testing plays an important part as data centers are prone to indoor air pollution which leads to malfunction or failure of machines resulting in loss of valuable data. Regular testing will help avoid such situations and use machines more efficiently.

Major contributors of corrosion in data centers:

  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Sulfur and Nitrogen Oxides
  • Chlorine
  • Ozone
  • Atmospheric Pollutants
  • Humidity

The effects of corrosion in data centers:

  • Frequent downtime due to equipment failure
  • Malfunction and failure of equipment
  • Increase in the data center's maintenance costs
  • Lower energy efficiency in equipment
  • Frequent need for replacement of electronic components
  • Fine particulate matter could have adverse effects on an individual's lung and heart health

Prevention of corrosion in data centers:

Periodic testing in data centers could prevent the risk of corrosion and lead to smooth functioning of electrical, electronic and networking equipment. In addition to testing for corrosion, businesses could also check the indoor air quality of the data centers. Furthermore, conducting regular audits will go a long way to prevent corrosion in data centers.