Abandoned cables can be combustible and pose a fire hazard to your facility. Unused
cables can produce excessive smoke as well as contribute to the spread of fires.
In addition, excessive cables can prevent the flow of cool air from getting to the
hot spots near your critical systems. The weight of excessive cables can potentially
cause structural vulnerabilities with your subfloor.
If you have ever looked under a raised floor in a data center, it looks like a huge
pile of colored spaghetti. This is due to the fact that over the years as equipment
is replaced and new product vendors come and go, old discarded cables build up under
the raised floor. Data center managers estimate that over 50% of those cables are
unused. These old cables can be confusing to the user when troubleshooting a problem
but more importantly they take up space under the floor. Over time the buildup of
cables can be so extensive that they block airflow under the raised floor. With
airflow being the most precious commodity in the data center, keeping the area unrestricted
is vital to the proper operation of the air-conditioning distribution.
NESCop Technologies offers a cable mining service in which we remove all unwanted
and unused cables from under the raised floor. With careful planning and working
with an in-house network person, we identify all of the unused cables and carefully
remove them from the facility. This allows easier understanding of the existing
cabling network and improves air-flow under the floor. With our extensive experience,
NESCop Techologies technicians are able to carefully remove unused cabling or abandoned
cables hidden beneath your under-floor.