Fire Safety equipment for data centres
Surefire classifies data centres as critical environments as we do with locations such as MoD establishments and offshore installations. Each of these environments has specific risks from fire hazards and each requires specific safety procedures and fire safety equipment to deal with them.
The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published an informative post on fire protection in data centres and the recommended use of gaseous suppression systems. The contributor rightly emphasises the importance of fire safety in these establishments, not only because of the cost of destroyed or damaged hardware but also through the catastrophic knock-on effects to businesses and organisations that depend on the security of their data in storage.
As with every situation relating to fire hazards, the first priority is preventing an incident in the first place through thorough and comprehensive risk assessments. In the event of fire breaking out, early means of detection such as fire alarms and air sampling systems are also vital.
Gas suppression systems are recommended as fire safety equipment for data centres because they do not cause damage to assets such as IT hardware. Surefire has exceptional experience and expertise to support fire prevention in data centres and also offers a high quality range of inert and clean chemical gas suppression systems. We recommend these as highly effective fire safety equipment solutions for data centres, server rooms, archives and other environments housing vulnerable assets.
If you would like advice on fire protection at a data centre or similar environment, or any other aspect relating to the prevention, detection and suppression of fire, together with the safe evacuation of buildings, please contact Surefire at any time.
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