Server rooms perform a central function within any organization as they provide centralized and secure file and data storage solutions that support a company’s day-to-day operations.
Maintaining these systems can be challenging because they generate high amounts of heat. They require robust cooling systems to avoid overheating and ensure that the servers are running properly. However, these systems, along with the server equipment, and backup generators that power them, produce intolerable amounts of noise that can affect the mental health of employees and negatively impact productivity.
If you need data center noise control services to reduce the amount of noise pollution generated by your data center facility, Sound Fighter® Systems offers solutions to reduce the noise emitted by your data center according to your requirements.
Solutions For Data Center Noise Control
Data centers are well known for generating high amounts of heat, with each piece of equipment easily going higher than 100ºF. In addition, optimal operating temperatures for servers are between 54ºF and 89ºF, which means they require robust cooling systems to maintain efficiency.
These cooling systems are composed of fans on each piece of hardware, such as hard drives, enclosures, and processors, as well as exhaust fans within the room itself. They will also require chillers for temperature control, HVAC systems for temperature and moisture control, and backup generators to prevent system breakdown.
Running at full capacity, these cooling systems, along with the computing hardware themselves, generate high levels of noise. This noise can be an issue for surrounding businesses and communities that are plagued by the constant humming of the HVAC systems that are working overtime to maintain stable temperatures throughout the data center.
The backup generators involved in powering data centers are also a source of noise pollution. The generators may be required to run for extended periods of time, so it’s important that the systems that are in place to house the live generators, including intake and exhaust systems, have proper sound attenuation to control noise pollution.
Sound Fighter® Systems offers high-performance noise barrier walls that provide sound dampening capabilities that effectively reduce noise from loud cooling systems. Regardless of where data centers are located, our data center noise control solutions dissipate noise, protecting the surrounding environment and community from the harsh effects of noise pollution.
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Most companies often consider IT solutions first in controlling noise generated by data centers. Many of the fixes they employ include:
- Reducing the capacity of current cooling systems
- Installation of new, more efficient cooling systems
- Modification of server performance
- Application of active localized noise cancellation
- Upgrading of server equipment
While these can certainly help, they entail making considerable modifications to the current server array that are rarely worth the investment in terms of cost and labor requirements from a cost-benefit point of view. Additionally, when implemented, these fixes can give rise to capacity issues and other problems.
Sound Fighter® Systems can provide an effective noise control solution to reduce noise pollution caused by your data center and address your organization’s noise control requirements.
Reflective barriers made from concrete or brick may provide noise abatement capabilities to a certain extent. However, as the name suggests, they typically cause sound waves to bounce out further into the environment, often exacerbating the noise pollution rather than reducing it.
Our data center noise reduction solutions rely on sound-absorptive noise barriers that eliminate sound waves that hit them. Unlike reflective barriers, sound-absorptive barriers dampen sound waves when hitting the surface, helping dramatically reduce the noise pollution caused by cooling systems operating on top of or adjacent to the data center.
Learn How To Reduce Data Center Noise Pollution with Sound Fighter Systems
The Sound Fighter® SonaGuard system is a fully-absorptive barrier that effectively dampens sound waves through its porous surface, killing them as they hit. Implement effective noise reduction solutions that outperform and outlast all other sound barrier products. Learn more by giving us a call at 1-866-348-0833. Or use this contact form to request a quote!