Fall protection for Data Centers
Three factors make data centers one of the most unique and challenging operational environments: (1) they house data storage and server equipment that is sensitive to heat, and humidity, (2) they require a temperature range of 70-75°F (21-24°C) to be maintained to function properly, and (3) they are often capable of generating five times the heat density of an average office space.
Although precise air-handling systems like CRAC and CRAH units are installed in interior spaces, depending on their size, they can require massive water-chilling plant rooms and chains of rooftop cooling towers and condenser water systems to dissipate or reject heat. Proper layout of data center rooftop mechanical systems such as air handlers, backup power systems, networking and cabling systems, environmental controls, and security systems is critical for safe rooftop and facade maintenance routines.
Some of the nation’s largest Bitcoin mining, edge, and hyper-scale data facilities rely on Flexible Lifeline Systems passive, active, and restraint work-at-height solutions for their safety and OSHA/ANSI/IBC compliance.