Surge protection for data centres

July 2nd, 2018, Published in Articles: Vector

There are two main types of risk in terms of data centres and electrical power surges: lightning strikes and switching surges caused by the switching of cooling systems’ inductive loads or possibly generators switching over from utility supply, and causes stemming from the power utility. Ideally, the most comprehensive surge protection solution would include all the interlinking systems of lightning and surge protection from the design stage. Aspects such as cable routing or embedding bonding conductors in concrete must be well coordinated from the beginning of the planning and construction phases. In terms of DEHN Africa’s products and solutions for data centres and surge protection, the company offers services such as risk assessment, soil testing, detailed design, earth electrode design for AC system faults, and inspection and sign-off on a lightning safety report. DEHN also provides tested products including lightning protection, earthing and bonding components, as well as the electrical and electronic surge protection devices.

Hano Oelofse, DEHN Africa, 011 704-1487, hano.oelofse@dehn-africa.com