This course is designed to identify, analyse and improve specific human behaviors which impact on the successful delivery of engineering services within a critical environment. The aim of the course is to enable students to develop and apply critical thinking processes.
Failure is defined as everything from breaking SLAs to actual loss-of- IT- service and this is supported by real-life case studies. Human factors features large in the examples and leads into solutions for minimising such inadvertent human intervention to avoid failures.
ICT hardware power and cooling requirements and limits for functionality - ASHRAE and ITIC/CBEMA Curve.
Electrical power and cooling redundancy, Tier classification, concurrent maintainability and fault tolerance.
Compartmentalization and pathways.
Electrical systems, critical and non critical loads.
Emergency generation systems
Fuel storage and treatment
Mechanical cooling systems including power for mechanical systems