Mechanical / Electrical Equipment Rooms

Mechanical / Electrical Equipment Rooms

The Threat

Although maintaining temperature in mechanical and electrical rooms is not as critical as a server room, maintaining humidity is important for keeping equipment in good working order. Typical modern split AC systems use HCFC gases, such as R407C, R410A.

Should there be a failure of any part of the system, there is a risk of refrigerant gas leaking into the atmosphere. Leaking systems are inefficient and more expensive to operate but also pose a health risk to occupants as refrigerant gas depletes oxygen and can in some cases cause suffocation.

The Solution

Installing a fixed point refrigerant gas leak detection system will monitor for potential leaks continuously and can give audible/visual alarm as well as the ability to connect to a BMS if available.

Sensors are positioned close to primary sources of potential leaks e.g. near fan coil units, pipework joints, compressor compartments of condensing units or the base of pipework risers.

Sensors can be stand-alone or multiple sensors can be linked to master panels for central monitoring.

Refrigerant detection within the mechanical plant room for air handling units and condensing units.

AT-G-DETECT sensor fitted within the compressor compartment of a condensing unit.

AT-G-DETECT sensor fitted at low level within an electrical room.