Server Room Fire Suppression Systems
Office technology is everywhere nowadays and with the reliance on this technology at an all time high it is imperative that you not only protect you data from unwanted eyes and unwanted hackers but also from physical destruction.
We have all witnessed our e-mails, websites and communications not working due to maintenance, faults or some other type of error. The frustration even for a short term outage is enough to wonder why we have become so reliant on technology, but we are.
Now imagine that outage for a day, week or even a month!
If you are an IT Director/Manager or the person responsible for the running of your companies technology everyone will be looking at you at these times. Make sure you make the right decisions!
Server Room Fire Suppression is critical to your business don’t hope something won’t happen!
What Fire Suppression do I need?
Fire has disastrous effect on pretty much everything it comes into contact with especially your electronic systems and storage devices. Detecting the fire is no longer enough because by the time the Fire Service arrive your Sever or Comms Room contents will be completely damaged or worse still your offices as well.
To protect your server room you need to ensure the fire is extinguished quickly, effectively and have no additional clean up that you will get with water.
Concept Fire Suppression Ltd will provide you with the two main effective products namely:
- Inert Gas
- Clean Chemical Agents
Inert gases are used as a single gas such as Nitrogen, a mixture of two such as IG55 or three gases namely Nitrogen, Argon and CO2 which is called INERGEN® (IG541).
Inert Gas Systems are the ultimate in environmental products as the gases occur naturally in the atmosphere and therefore when discharged back into the atmosphere do not create any additional issues.
As an alternative to Inert Gas systems such as Hypoxic Air work on the basis of keeping the Oxygen content down below 15% by volume to ensure that a fire cannot even start. Therefore no damage can occur and is even more of an active solution than detecting fire and then putting it out.
Clean Chemical Agents
We have one Clean Chemical Agents and Novec 1230. In fact Halon before it was banned was a Clean Chemical Agent but due to it being Ozone Depleting it had to be removed from use. FM200 is also now rarely used due to the reduced use required by the EU.
FM200 was the most widely replacement for Halon and is used across the world to protect Server Rooms and Data Centres. It was relatively inexpensive, effective and readily available. Although we still offer refills and 10 Year Servicing we have stopped selling new systems. See the FM200 page for more information.
Novec 1230 is know as FM200‘s more environmental cousin and has become the main alternative of the clean chemical agents. Novec 1230 was introduced by 3M as a greener alternative to FM200 and has done very well over the last few years. Now with FM200 no longer a viable option due to cost Novec 1230 is the clean chemical agent of choice.
All the agents have there own advantages and disadvantages, for a more in depth look at Server Room why not visit our individual product page links or contact us directly.