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With 30 years of experience in the IT support industry as well as a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Cleaver was a UPS/Power and CRAC (Computer Room A/C) systems application engineer for 17 years for Emerson/Liebert products prior to founding Keystone Critical Systems & Advisors, located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Complying with Florida's Generator Mandate for Assisted Living Facilities

Complying with Florida's Generator Mandate for Assisted Living Facilities

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has mandated a Nursing Home Emergency Power Plan requiring emergency environmental control for assisted living facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. This emergency rule establishes a process for the Department of Elder Affairs to ensure that licensees of assisted living facilities develop and implement plans that ensure ambient temperatures will be maintained at or below 80 degrees Fahrenheit or less for a minimum of ninety-six (96) hours in the ...
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How Important Is Your Contractor’s Data Center Experience?

How Important Is Your Contractor’s Data Center Experience?

With the elevated potential for human error, Contractors should be vetted as well as the technicians performing the work. The SOW (Scope of Work) for a given task should be identified prior to the commencement of the work. The SOW can be broken down into 3 basic categories; 1) construction, 2) scheduled preventive maintenance, and 3) emergency service.
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Installation and Service of the Liebert High Density XD™ Data Center Cooling Systems

Installation and Service of the Liebert High Density XD™ Data Center Cooling Systems

With equipment and applications that carry significant importance, it is highly recommended to find designers and contractors who have prior installation experience with Liebert High Density XD™ system within a data center environment. The XD™ system is just one component of the entire data center environmental support system and proper integration into the overall room design such as containment, fire protection interface, emergency generator backup and placement of XD™ air handlers for max...
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Selection Basics of Data Center Cooling Preventive Maintenance

Selection Basics of Data Center Cooling Preventive Maintenance

The data center cooling system is the most maintenance dependent equipment within the site environmental support system including generator/ATS, UPS/Battery, power distribution, fire protection and others. The long term reliability of the Computer Room A/C (CRAC) system is a function of several items; 1) best equipment selection that meets the application, 2) system is installed utilizing industry best practices and proven refrigeration, condenser water or chiller water piping methods, 3) syst...
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