26 February 2015
Perkasa Jauhari Sdn Bhd, the turnkey contractor who designed and built klia2, said to accomplish critical functions like air traffic clearance, aircraft identification, altitude and routes for flight mapping in a safe and expeditious manner, the control tower is dependent on real-time data precisely calculated by a host of computer equipment.
In a statement, it said computers produce heat and together with the humidity in the air-conditioned IT room, create sub-optimal conditions for IT operations.
Even a slight temperature and/or humidity anomaly can have a negative effect, ranging from inaccurate calculations for controllers, data corruption or even a complete system shutdown.
"A mission critical operation like air traffic control cannot afford any compromise to its availability, reliability and overall performance.
"The Uniflair by Schneider Electric solution, which was implemented in the klia2 control tower's IT room, utilises leading precision air-conditioning technologies to maintain temperature and humidity conditions within extremely tight tolerances, even when the heat load fluctuates," it said.
The energy efficient solution was provided by Schneider Electric Malaysia, a leader in energy management solutions.
The 141.3 metre high klia2 air traffic control tower is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the tallest in the world. — BERNAMA
Original Source: bernama.com.my