zinc whiskers

Tangled wires, power cables in datacenter, cabling mess in serve

Removing Zinc Artifacts in Data Centers

  • Karen Anthony 

Why do data centers need regular cleaning? Structural components of the data center, like stringers, rack struts, and floor tiles, are electroplated with several metals, especially Zinc. Delicate filament of zinc metals squeeze out minor issues into the surface and thus form zinc whiskers, which can severely damage the functioning of IT equipment.

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