HCL safeguarding its servers from Corrosive Gas Attacks with Bry-Air Gas Phase Filtration System
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Hydrogen Sulphide From Nearby Landfill Site Posing Threat To HCL Servers
Computer / Electronic Failure due to the presence of Hydrogen Sulphide Gas in the surrounding environment due to nearby large drain.
The source of the problem was an open drain containing untreated waste/sewerage water which blanketed the whole area with an obnoxious, foul odour. The odours were caused by the presence of hydrogen sulphide gas in methane, which is continuously generated due to the gradual degradation of organic material in the sewerage and the land fill. (Methane, on its own has no odour and thus, is not considered as a contaminant).This was causing break down of computer systems and servers, disrupting work and resulting in loss of business. To add to the woes, people working in the plush air conditioned HCL office were feeling extremely uncomfortable leading to loss in productivity.
Furthering the problem was the wind direction. If the wind direction is towards the building from the contaminant generation zone, then the after effects is quite contrary to the one when it’s been the other way round. Fluctuation in concentrations in gaseous contaminants : Hydrogen Sulphide emission from the landfill peaks when the temperature and humidity is high and carries on till the land mass is relatively warm. Hence, the ‘rotten egg’ smell starts off by mid afternoon and continues till late evenings. During the summer months, the emissions are significantly higher.
Bry-Air Airgineers helped HCL Technologies solve the problem of frequent server/ computer failures and created comfortable working environment for staff by installing EcoScrub. A BPU 1000-T-V-3 model was installed inside the server room which suck 300 CFM from the nearby facility area and 700 CFM from the room. Fresh air pressurize the room and recirculation air clean the room air.
Computers no longer break down due to corrosion. Staff breathes fresh air .The air quality is of G1 class (least corrosion rate) inside the facility.