Re: I hope these were supposed to be humourous.
"I am hoping they were ALL posted with humour intended behind them because why else would one suggest a couple of $$ (or ££) of plastic and a manual water control system to protect tens of thousands of $$ (or tens of thousands ££) of delicate and mission critical electronic systems"
At the pay-grade of those who do things like that it's not delicate, mission critical electronic systems, it's just stuff. The water just needs catching and emptying it's the next shift's problem.
I've seen a delivery driver want to drop a heavy, delicate and expensive piece of electromechanical kit off the back of his van because there wasn't a tail lift and they'd not arranged for a fork-lift. To him it was just another crate. There were enough of us to insist he didn't and to slide it down a plank.