Due to circumstance, our Data Centre build has some delays and it currently looks like we're going to have to perform a hydrostatic test of our sprinkler system with live computers in it.
As I have an education as a chemist, but haven't done any serious chemistry in >30 years I thought of using another liquid than water to charge the sprinkler pipes and am looking for the following characteristics:
- Same order of magnitude of compressibility as good old H2O
- Non-corrosive to materials used in a Data Centre (Metal, plastic, ...)
- Non-conductive to electricity
- Cheap (No liquid gold please, or the VP is going to blow a fuse) ;-)
I tried googling a bit but could not find anything easily, so turning to the experts that deal with this on a daily basis as I've sent off the idea to the sprinkler installers already mentioning my preference for CHCl3 and C2H5OH as a joke, but if they ask me which liquid I would propose, what would be the ideal solution to the above problem?
A citation to a PubChem or similar source would be appreciated