Mission Critical Audits
When mission-critical systems are compromised by inadequate design, the potential for
revenue loss is great.  Consequently, FMMCS provides its clients Mission Critical Audits,
which describe the state-of-the-union of their mission critical facilities and provide
recommendations to improve power quality, increase availability and reduce potential
revenue loss.    

While computer rooms, voice/data switch rooms and call centers require very high
reliability power supply and support utility systems, the balance between availability and
costs is often a business decision.  Mission Critical Audits provide the facility owner an
understanding of the interrelationship between increased availability and costs to provide
an informed basis for decision making.  Once the appropriate level of process availability
is defined, it is then used as the design basis for each component system within the
entire facility.    

Typically, FMMCS looks for system vulnerabilities and provides a dual path topology to
provide an alternate source of power to all loads.  The use of ultra-fast automatic transfer
switch technology to reroute power supply plays a critical role in maintaining
uninterrupted power supply to sensitive computer loads.  FMMCS also looks for
seemingly innocuous design that can compromise a dual path topology such as
separate electrical feeders entering a common pull box, or a single control power circuit
serving more than one chiller.

Based on its risk assessment of the mission critical facility and its evaluation of
monitoring and test data obtained during its site survey, FMMCS then formulates
alternative facility upgrades to achieve the target availability level including cost/benefit
analyses of cost reduction measures that lower equipment redundancy while maintaining
the same design availability.  

For example, block redundancy, in lieu of total system redundancy, can reduce costs by
up to 30%.

Typical Mission Critical Audit Services:

       Risk/vulnerability assessment
       Single point of failure analyses
       TIER classification studies
       Cost reduction measures at design availability
       Reliability cost/benefit analyses
       Space planning, consolidation and relocation studies
       Disaster recovery and contingency planning
       Power quality monitoring
       Computer room integrity testing
       Temperature and humidity control system evaluation
       Fire detection and suppression system evaluation
       Access and security evaluation
       Surveillance and monitoring requirements
       State-of-the-union report
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