Water is not a problem
TraceTek water leak detection systems are being installed throughout the Shanghai World Financial Center – one of the world’s tallest buildings. To prevent disruption to business continuity, water sensing cables are being located in all sensitive environments, like the building’s datacentres, computer rooms etc, and in close proximity to water services.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox for Mori Building Co. Ltd, the Shanghai World Financial Center, in the People’s Republic of China, has 101 floors above ground and towers to a height of 492 metres (1614 ft.). It is a 4 million sq ft. mixed use facility comprising prestige office space for world banks and financial institutions, a 180 room 5-star hotel, retail shopping mall, international conference facilities and observation decks. Johnson Controls is providing the integrated building management systems for this landmark development and part of this responsibility includes the provision of water leak detection within the building.
Tyco Thermal Controls was able to satisfy the client that its modular TraceTek sensor cable systems offered high-integrity leak detection and precise location, provided by distributed rather than single point sensing. TraceTek is simple to install and is supported by a digital communication network for integration into building management systems. Some 4km of water sensing cable and 80 electronic control modules are being installed to safeguard datacentres, computer rooms, air conditioning plant, kitchens and a swimming pool. With its global presence, Tyco Thermal Controls was recognised as a secure partner for this major project and has been contributing local technical support on leak detection right from the design phase.