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Equipment redundancy, is it really needed?

In this episode of FAQ with AGIQ, we're going to talk about equipment redundancy. What does it mean? Is it really necessary?

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Episode Transcription:
In this episode of FAQ with AGIQ, I'm going to talk about equipment redundancy. What does it mean? Is it really necessary? Equipment redundancy is having a system design that's fault tolerant. You can have a piece of equipment or a component of that piece of equipment fail, and it's a mechanical system. So that's going to happen at some point over its lifespan and not lose your crop.

Ultimately, that's what we're all about, is ensuring that whatever happened in your room, you're not jeopardizing your product. There's a couple of different ways that you can achieve redundancy. One is through having redundant parts in a unit or a unit that's got built in redundancy. Multiple compressors, multiple fans, things of that nature. The other way is by having multiple pieces of equipment on a single facility, tolerant of a unit that gets hit by lightning and blows fuses or events like that, that that can be hard to plan for, but that unfortunately happen with some regularity.

Ultimately, this is a process application. Your cooling needs or your control needs never go away in the room. And so, some form of redundancy, whether again, whether that's achieved through a redundant product or a multiple unit solution or ideally both is absolutely required in every room.


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