How to install a raised floor


If you want to ensure that your business is running to the best of its ability you need to look at all of the items that can assist you. This includes making sure that your server room, is one hundred percent functional. Which is why you need to know how to install a raised floor and why it is an important addition.


First, it is important to understand why a raised floor is an important addition to the server room. There are two main reasons why, safety and space. Your server room is the hub of your business, all of your main frame computers are kept here and with these come a lot of cables. The last thing you want is for all of these cables to be in your way. This is not only unsafe but takes up a lot of unnecessary space. In order to create the space you need you will need to get a raised floor. This floor will be built on top of your existing flooring. The cables will be placed onto the original flooring and secured in place. Just like that, you have created the space that you needed. Safety, is the next factor to take into consideration. Now that the cables are underneath the floor, you do not need to worry about them being trodden on or causing anyone an electric shock, but what about keeping them cool? This can be achieved, if you choose to use the space between the two floors wisely.


This void can be used to create a plenum chamber. This chamber will be filled with conditioned air that will flow through and above the cables. This is extremely important because cables can overheat if they are not cared for properly. The next step to increase this air flow, is to include air diffusers and perforated tiles. The air diffusers will increase the air flow of the conditioned air, into the room. The perforated tiles, should be placed underneath the computer systems so that the conditioned air goes straight to them. Now that you have an idea of why you need a raised floor, you will need to understand the process of how to get it installed.


The first thing that will happen when you get your raised floor installed is that the lead installer will come by your premises and make sure that you have a base flooring that is able to hold his raised floor. This is important to make sure that all safety requirements are met. From this point the designers will get involved. Once you are happy with the design, a meeting will be held with the engineer and he will explain how it will actually be installed. The lead installer and the designer will work together to make sure that the final outcome is exactly what you discussed.


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Here at Penta Floor we can provide you with the expertise you need. Visit our website www.pnetafloor.co.za to find out more about our raised floor solutions.

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