There are a lot of good reasons why data centre experts need to deal with the issue of leaks: the fact is, leaks have always been one of the primary causes of unscheduled downtime in data centres along with human error, interrupted power supply and hardware failiures. If liquids get into sensitive areas of a data centre, there could be system disruptions, equipment and facility failures or, in the worst case scenario, serious technical and structural damage to the entire data centre infrastructure that could bring operations and all IT services to a standstill.

For the data centre manager the question is not if, but when there will be a leak in the data centre. And because it’s anyone’s guess as to when and how this could happen, taking precautions at an early stage by adopting a water and chemical detection leak system is an important mission critical decision.

For an holistic approach to monitor, detect and identify leaks in the data centre, Daxten will show the RLE SeaHawk and WiNG monitoring solutions at Data Centre World in London on their stand D701. The SeaHawk system offers spot detectors, sensing cables or a combination of both sensor types to reliably monitor both confined and large open areas in the data centre. As soon as the sensors come into contact with water, acids, or other hazardous liquids, system controllers locate the leak, trigger acoustic or optical alarms and generate warnings that are sent to the data centre personnel. The leak detection solution can communicate via Ethernet, N2, Modbus or BACnet that makes it possible to integrate it into overarching DCIM or BMS applications.

The RLE WiNG solution is a comprehensive leak detection and early warning system for liquids that is based on a very robust and reliable wire-free radio technology. It integrates analog or digital sensors, spot detectors and/or sensing cables from RLE and reports every 10/20 seconds (polling rate) to the WiNG Manager, if contact with liquid has taken place or not. If contact occurs, the management system automatically generates warnings and helps to locate, where the contact has happend so that countermeasures can be taken at the earliest stage to fix the problem.

Advance information is available from Daxten on +44 (0)20 8991 6200 or via Or visit Data Centre World London, on the 12th and 13th March at the Daxten stand D701, to view the latest to improve the resource efficiency, reliability and security in your data centre.

Über die DAXTEN GmbH

Daxten is celebrating 25 years of providing innovative solutions to the Data Centre Industry. The company offers cutting edge cooling optimisation (CoolControl), power distribution, monitoring and infrastructure solutions which improve the resource efficiency reliability and security of the data centre. Daxten is headquartered in London and Berlin. For further information please visit

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