Designed reliability and uptime is preserved after construction by managing the details of a facility’s critical infrastructure in equipment areas and on the raised floor. The tools to achieve those goals are Critical Area Programs, Load Management Programs and Intelligent Monitoring Systems.
Critical Area Programs function in three parts.
First, the critical areas of the facility are identified and rated based on the risk of operation in that area. Second, the details of the critical area are laid out in graphic and text format for managing work occurring in the critical areas. Third, a critical area work request form is created and approved by a team which questions, considers, and approves or rejects the proposed activities.
The field team, then applies their talents and skills to approved activities by carefully and methodically following the work request to successful completion. This critical area process is available dynamically on line. When critical areas are defined and detailed critical activities are planned, the critical area spaces can then be managed.
Load Maintenance/Management Programs require tenacious commitment on a daily a basis and can be achieved through several avenues.
The Request for Facility Change program tracks branch circuit installations and equipment upgrades. The program allows for constant communications between the Owner, Contractor and Engineer, to monitor overall load, and to maintain master plan drawings.
Thermal mapping of the raised floor is also a part of load management. Temperatures are taken and entered into our thermal mapping Auto Cad interface program which creates a 2D or 3D image of the raised floor, emphasizing hot spots. This tool provides the ability to manage air flow in the room.
Finally, branch circuit monitoring can be installed on each panel in the raised floor area. Miller Engineering’s cSCADA® system takes readings from the critical panels at set intervals and logs the data to help manage the balance of the loads per phase and standby loads for dual feed systems.
Intelligent Monitoring Systems must be a part of design integrity.
Our software, specifically written for the client, enables the client to build a knowledge base of one’s systems and provides accurate information to maintenance and operations personnel. Using concise displays, the status messages on the systems are continually monitored and accessible at any time by maintenance and operations personnel.
Our cSCADA® system provides: Advanced Warning – preset performance parameters can provide early warning that will protect your critical operations. Alarm / Paging – instant alarm notification, with text email and/or paging for rapid response to a deteriorating condition. Diagnostics – historic data and activity logs provide the basis for diagnostics. Trending – data logging and growth projection trends.