While submicron particle and gaseous contamination resulting from dust and dirt can lead to unexpected shutdowns of mission critical IT equipment, the connection between contamination and hardware failures is often overlooked.
Contamination (dust) from construction activities is the main cause of this contamination and can cause many problems if it is not correctly managed. From health issues to damage of mission critical IT equipment like severs, switches and even PC’s. Contamination dust is caused by many of the processes and tools used by contractors. Be it replacing and up grading air conditioning units, having new doors fitted, removing a wall, drilling a hole and so on. Sub micron particles of dust are produced in massive amounts and quickly become airborne.
These dust particles range in size from 0.3 um (micron) to 5um. These are very small, when you consider 1000um is 1 mm.