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Method of Procedures for Data Center Decontamination
1.1 The following Scope of Services has been developed by Paragon International for clarification of matters associated with raised floor and equipment decontamination for Data Centers.
2.1 A meeting and walk-through of the facility, with the following present, shall be scheduled prior to the raised floor decontamination work project:
2.2 On larger facilities, Paragon International shall be provided a blueprint or reduced floor plan, which will designate electrical outlets for contractor's equipment and for Contractor's use while performing work as indicated in this document.
2.3 On older type tiles, there should be an agreement reached as to who will provide edge strips and tiles before the decontamination process begins should any tiles have damage do to installation.
2.4 There should be agreement on the legend to be used for designating items on floor plans.
3.1 Where changes need to be made in our standard MOP, Paragon International will prepare, for Company approval, a customized MOP prior to any work operation beginning.
5.1 HEPA vacuum horizontal surfaces of all equipment.
5.2 Clean all external surfaces of data equipment, tape storage racks and work surfaces with PARACLEAN™ (a chemical rated for computer rooms and provided by Paragon International).
5.3 Do wiping with disposable wiping cloths treated with anti-static property chemical. NEVER spray chemical directly onto equipment.
5.4 Do not clean or touch keyboards.
5.5 NOTE: Physical Planners will decide if existing computer equipment cleaning in their data centers will be allowed.
6.1 HEPA Vacuum the top of the floor and remove all surface dust.
6.2 Treat all smudges, stains, black marks, etc. with PARACLEAN solution and scrub with a medium grade 3M-scrub pad. .
6.3 After the above steps, use approved floor machine provided by Paragon International and thoroughly machine clean all specified floor panel top surfaces. Mops are to be damp when mopping, not wet.
6.4 Then, rinse the floor with a damp mop with clean, warm water. Mops should be damp, not wet.
6.5 Use a two-bucket system, one for mopping, and one for rinsing. Change the water in both buckets often.
7.1 Paragon International will also take a number of ferrous metals tests and locations designated on provided floor plan.
7.2 Starting near HVAC units, accessible laminate tiles are to be systematically pulled in a checkerboard pattern, no more than 10% of tiles removed at any one time.
7.3 Remove large debris and place it in trash.
7.4 Subfloor void to be cleaned using HEPA filter vacuums with efficiency rating of 99.97% at .3 microns.
7.5 In and around cable groupings, around base columns and walls under the floor will be vacuumed. Cable bundles will not be moved.
7.6 As sub-floor is exposed, inspect for loose pedestals or grids, holes in vapor barrier, signs of food or drink, insects or rodents, etc. and report findings on the provided floor plan and in a final report provided by
8.1 Prepare floor utilizing a HEPA vacuum with a heavy-duty dusting brush to remove dust and trash buildup. Remove large debris and place it in trash.
8.2 Apply PARASEAL™ provided by Paragon International directly to concrete floor -DO NOT SPRAY- by utilizing a roller, mop or sponge.
8.3 If required, GENTLY move cables to one side or lift onto blocks so that sealer can be applied underneath.
8.4 Before replacing cables in original location, sealer should be allowed to dry per manufacturer's specifications.
8.5 If the floor cannot be sealed because cable runs are so dense that the floor is not visible or there is a problem with moving cables, notify Company of the location.
9.1 To ensure the quality of cleaning and environmental integrity of the data center, Paragon International will use the following approved equipment and supplies.
9.2 Vacuum Cleaner - A triple-filtration HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuum shall be used and be capable of removing 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 microns or larger. No metal extensions, hoses, or nozzles will be attached to the vacuums.
9.3 Approved Cleaning Chemicals that are pH neutral and approved or qualified by computer hardware manufacturers. MSDS (material safety data sheets) must be provided to the Company prior to performing work.
9.4 Approved Lint-free mops with non-metal handles and sewn ends to prevent snagging. Mop heads should have looped ends, not open and/or stringy ends.
9.5 Approved Lint-free, anti-static wipes.
9.6 Electrical cords that are in good condition and have a three-pin ground configuration.
9.7 Sealer chemical that:
9.8 Paragon International will provide MSD sheets for all chemicals to be used.
10.1 A final walk through shall be performed jointly with Paragon International and the Facilities Manager orGeneral Contractor's Project Superintendent when applicable.
11.1 All Paragon International employees will adhere to Company safety requirements. Paragon International employees will have the responsibility of conducting themselves safely and protecting the valuable equipment and plenum raised floor surfaces they clean, as well as employees who enter the areas where cleaning is being done.
11.2 Safety cones and tape will surround any open tile areas unattended.
11.3 "Wet floor" signs will be used when damp mopping is being done.
11.4 Loose items such as metal screws, paper clips, wire, etc., will be discarded and not left to slip on or find their way into equipment.
11.5 Safety violations will be reported to Company management immediately.
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