Data Centre Maintenance

Data Centre Electrical Testing

Electrical reliability is crucial for data centre operations performance, and effective acceptance testing and proper maintenance testing of the electrical systems can help achieve this goal. 

Data Centre Electrical Testing

The goal is to maximize life expectancy and establish priorities for repair and replacement based on the analysis of the testing results. Knowledge of the equipment, systems, and an understanding of indications for potential failure modes is required to achieve the maximum benefit. 

These specifications cover the suggested field tests and inspections that are available to assess the suitability for continued service and reliability of electrical distribution equipment, emergency energy sources, and related power systems within your data centre.

An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a report carried out to assess the safety of the existing electrical installation within a data centre and is used to describe its condition. Parts of the system that are reported on include cables, conductors and MPDUs. Its purpose is to confirm as far as possible whether or not the electrical installation is in a safe condition for continued service.

The EICR will show whether the electrical installation is in a 'satisfactory' or 'unsatisfactory' condition and will detail a list of observations affecting the safety or requiring improvements.

These observations will be concluded by codes.

Unsatisfactory Codes are:

  • C1 – Danger present, risk of injury, immediate remedial action required
  • C2 – Potentially Dangerous, urgent remedial action required
  • FI – Further investigation required

A Satisfactory Code is:

  • C3 – Improvement recommended

Action is required if the EICR issued is unsatisfactory. If an EICR contains a C1, C2 or FI code, it is unsatisfactory. If a C1 is discovered, the electrician will often take action using temporary measures to make the dangerous installation safe. Then, as is also the case with a C2 or FI code, it is the owner’s responsibility to organise a repair, replacement or further investigation within 28 days.

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Factors of testing would include;

  • Cables & Conductors
  • MPDU
  • PDU
  • LV Panel
  • ATS Panels
  • UPS Supplies
  • Cabinet Supplies
  • Incoming Power Modules

Upon completion you will receive a EICR certification testing. Follow up testing is necessary and needs to be completely quarterly over 20 years since installation. 

Data Centre Electrical Testing

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