Decontamination Mats for IT Environments
IT industry research has concluded that up to 70% of computer room related
breakdowns are caused by dust. Source - IBM
IT Cleaning Ltd in conjunction with
Dycem Ltd have developed ITDecom mats which
actively remove particulate (dust) from feet, wheels and anything else that comes into contact with the surface. Utilising
Van De- Waals force the dust is attracted to the surface and then held there.
These mats are not sticky, big enough for a person to take 3 or 4 steps on, do not require any peeling and are unavoidable. They are permanently fixed to the floor and edged. ITDecom mats can be laid to any width or length. ITDecom mats are the most effective way of controlling egress of all forms of footborne and wheelborne contamination into your server room etc.
IT Cleaning Ltd recommends ITDecom Mats be used in Server Rooms Communication Rooms and any other critical IT environment entrances that are subject to pedestrian and wheeled traffic. Once these rooms are clean ITDecom mats should be fitted inside the door to reduce the amount of footborne contamination that can re-enter the room. ITDecom mats are cost effective when viewed against other types contamination control mats and are guaranteed for 2 years. However with good maintenance they have an life-expectancy of 4 years. They are also more user friendly than other contamination control mats. A person can walk normally over this mat and it will do the job of removing the particulate (Dust). Other mats require you to place both feet on them before walking off.
Other benefits include electrical resistivity of 108 Ohms, which is anti-static. This means that they will remove static from anything which comes into contact with the surface.
Reduction of Particulate entering your critical environment this should reduce dust related failures of your expensive IT
Equipment. Once your room is clean IT Cleaning
Ltd recommend you install an ITDecom
Mat. This will also reduce the cost of ongoing cleaning. Less dust will enter the room therefore less cleaning will be
The frequency of room cleaning depends on a number of factors including the external environment. Example rooms which have very dusty external environments often require 4 cleans per year to keep the dust to acceptable levels, indeed the current British Standard BS7083 "The accommodation and operating environment for IT equipment" suggests all "Type A" IT rooms should be cleaned every three months. We have found where these mats are fitted this can be reduced to 3 or even 2 cleans per year. Therefore fitting an ITDecom Mat can be cost effective by reducing cleaning costs. Combining regular cleaning and ITDecom will ensure your mission critical equipment is well protected from the ingress and damaging effects of particulates (Dust).