CtrlTech Water leak detection devices will safeguard your computer room, server farm, or data centre.
Water leak detection system or water leak detector is a critical piece of datacenter safety equipment.
Leak detection system is a piece of equipment that detects and alerts the user to a water leak at an early stage.
This equipment is critical in server rooms because each data centre contains Precision air conditioners that require at the very least water drainage and water supply to operate properly.
If a datacenter is equipped with a chilled water precision air conditioner, the facility faces a significant risk of water leakage from these pipes. Each year, millions of dollars are estimated to be wasted owing to datacenter water leaks.
As a result, it is critical to safeguard each datacenter with a liquid leak detection system. Leak detection systems can be installed separately or integrated with environmental monitoring systems in datacenters. A self-contained water leak detection system is made up of a leak detection panel and leak detector sensors.
There are several types of leak sensors, including cable leak sensors, spot leak sensors, and probe leak sensors. In datacenters, water leakage detection sensors or water leak tape sensors are frequently used. Depending on the datacenter location, we must provide the proper sensor type or mix of sensors in addition to a leak detection panel.
Cable sensors are commonly used to detect leaks beneath vast areas beneath racks or along water lines. Sensors of the probe type are used in small spaces or for detecting leaks in specific locations, as as beneath a Close control unit or in a small battery room. Connect the leak sensor to the leak detection system's control panel. When leaking water comes into contact with the cable sensor or the probe sensor, it sends a signal to the panel, which triggers the alarm. Alerts can be delivered via audio alarm, LED display, SMS, or email.
Water leak detection systems are categorised according to the number of zones in which they can detect a leak at any given moment and whether or not they can pinpoint the exact location of the leak. It is divided as single zone, multi zone, and distant read leak detection systems based on these capabilities. Each type of water detection system has a maximum length limit for the sensor cable that can be connected to it. Each panel can have multiple leak detection sensors or a combination of sensors connected in series.
As the name implies, these panels are capable of detecting leaks in a single zone only. We can link a single sensor or a group of sensors in series. The sensor length constraint on a single zone system is typically between 30 and 300 metres. In the event of a water leak, the sensor sends a signal to the panel, which activates the alarm. If the system is a distance read single zone leak detection system, it will indicate the length of the sensor cable along which a water leak was detected. The majority of leak detection panels include a relay output for integrating the leak detection system with the building management system. Additionally, these relay outputs can be used to activate a solenoid valve attached to the main water supply pipe to shut off the water supply in the event of a leak. Additionally, these relays can be used to connect a leak detection panel to an auto dialer, which can send SMS or make several phone calls in the event of a breach.
These systems are capable of monitoring numerous zones concurrently. Traditionally, each zone sensor string is linked separately to the panel in a multi zone system. That is, each zone has its own sensor terminal on the panel for connecting multiple zone sensor strings. Each sensor string can be composed of a single sensor or a series of sensors. However, the new system includes a single sensor terminal that is connected to a single sensor string that runs through all zones. Additionally, using the leak panel, we may establish zones based on the length of the zone sensor string, referred to as virtual zones. When a leak occurs, the appropriate LED of the indicating Zone turns red. If the leak detection system is a distance read multi zone leak detection system, the leak panel can indicate the zone and length of the leak detected across that zone sensor string.
A distance read leak detection system can pinpoint the exact location of a leak. These systems are available in single zone or multiple zone configurations. A multi-zone distance read panel with a single sensor terminal coupled to a single sensor string is included. Additionally, zones can be programmed from the panel based on the length of the zone sensor string. The beauty of a distance read system is that it not only indicates a leak zone, but also the location of the leak inside that zone. These panels can be integrated with a building management system via a variety of connection ports and analogue relays. It supports TCP/IP, Modbus, SMTP, Ethernet, and BACnet/IP, among others. The machine can be connected to a LAN/WAN network through an RJ-45 port. We can remotely access the device via a web interface and configure the water leak detection system's options.
Water sensors detect and prevent excessive moisture and flooding. These can be caused by flawed construction and defective equipment. Sensors, shut-off valves, and a centralised hub comprise a water leak detection system. These sensors are positioned in areas prone to leakage. They can be used in close proximity to faucets and beneath water heaters. Sensors for water leaks sound an alert if they detect moisture in an area that should be dry. Certain leak sensors also monitor for changes in sound. Each leak produces soundwaves. The detector determines the severity of the leak based on the frequency of the sound it produces. Underground water leak detectors use acoustic technologies to locate leaks in slabs.
Mission-critical architecture, such as server rooms, data centres, manufacturing, and logistics, must be protected from overheating, fire, and ventilation failure.
Water seepage is one of the most devastating hazards in a data centre or server room. A leak in the IT infrastructure could be caused by any of the following:
Purified water is frequently used in air conditioning systems. A busted water pipe or leaked clamp in your air conditioning system might quickly flood your data centre.
As electricity costs continue to rise, water-cooled server racks have become a viable solution. A leaking coolant system might spell disaster for your data centre.
Trickling precipitation from air conditioning units is frequently deposited in a designated container. If these water tanks are not properly maintained, water seepage is a very real possibility.
Water Pipes Burst/Heating Pipes Damaged/Overflowing Toilets/Sprinkler Water damage caused by a sprinkler
Water damage can also be caused by architectural faults, such as those found above data centres, in server rooms, in kitchens, and in bathrooms. Consider how a frozen water pipe or a clogged sewage pipe can wreak havoc on your IT architecture in the blink of an eye.
Sprinklers Sprinklers are used in more complex information technology systems. They extinguished the blaze immediately using water. Unexpected surges of water from your sprinkler system could jeopardise your expensive server installations. This is referred to as sprinkler leakage. Additionally, flooding might be caused by the sprinkler system's pump. Additionally, the water in the sprinkler reservoirs may leak, causing damage to your IT systems.
During a storm, a brook transforms into a flowing river. Imperfections in the structural integrity of the server room can allow water to enter. This occurs in server rooms equipped with windows.
Never underestimate the potential for vandalism as a result of burglary. Burglars deliberately open water valves for their own amusement. Water damage caused by a burglary is frequently more expensive than the burglary itself.
Not all water-related disasters in a data centre are catastrophic. Certain individuals even limit themselves to basic short-circuits. However, catastrophic floods are certain to cause significant damage to your site.
Advanced data centres can recoup their losses within a few hours. Small to medium-sized constructions, on the other hand, may not be so fortunate. Mistakes made by organisations also contribute to the damage. The site's complete restoration might take anywhere from days to months.
There are numerous manufacturers of leak detection systems on the market, but the most often utilised brands are Aqualeak, RLE, and Liebert. Aqualeak detection systems are manufactured in the United Kingdom, making it one of the oldest manufacturers of leak detecting systems. RLE systems are manufactured in the United States of America. RLE water leakage includes the most advanced communication technologies available. CtrlTech is a supplier of water leak detecting systems in the United Arab Emirates. They are the Middle East distributor for Aqualeak and RLE.
The most critical criterion to follow when putting a panel is that it should be easily accessible, visible, and audible. If the panel is for a server room, the optimal location is beside the server room's main door on the external side. If the panel is for a pantry, the optimal location is above the pantry counter. The panel should be easily accessible in case of an alert, making it simple to silence the alarm.
As previously said, leak sensors are classified into two categories: cable leak sensors and probe leak sensors. The probe leak sensor is equipped with two legs that can be glued or fastened to the floor where the leak is to be detected. The probe sensor is connected to the panel through a four-core control cable. Multiple probe type sensors can be connected in series. Cable-connected leak detectors are simple to install. As part of the accessories, the system includes self-adhesive clips. These clips should be adhered to the floor and the sensor cable should be clamped within.