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Fire Suppression for Server Rooms: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Control Fire Systems
Publication date:
March 1, 2024
Article Summary: 

Discusses the unique fire risks associated with server rooms and data centres, emphasizing the importance of implementing effective fire suppression solutions to protect critical infrastructure. It highlights specialized fire suppression systems such as clean agent systems (FM-200, Novec 1230, FK-5-1-12) as suitable alternatives to conventional water-based systems, due to their ability to extinguish fires quickly without causing damage to sensitive electronic equipment. The article explains how these systems work, stresses the importance of regular maintenance and testing, showcases case studies illustrating the impact of fire suppression on data centre reliability, and provides tips for designing and implementing effective fire suppression solutions in server rooms. It concludes by urging those responsible for server room safety to consult with fire safety experts to tailor solutions that meet their specific needs.


server rooms, data centres, fire suppression, clean agent systems, FM-200, Novec 1230, FK-5-1-12, maintenance, testing, case studies, design, implementation, fire safety experts.

Source Citation: 
Control Fire Systems
Fire Suppression for Server Rooms: Protecting Critical Infrastructure
March 1, 2024
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