For fire suppression in spaces with sensitive electronic equipment, with strategic significance for production continuity, the best systems are SafematicTM gas fire suppression systems. Depending on the cubic volume of the space to be protected, we recommend:
The so-called clean extinguishing agents used in these systems means that they do not conduct electricity, and after application evaporate, leaving a clean and dry surface. Gas-based extinguishing agents are the only solution which is completely safe for sensitive electronic equipment. All sources of fire are discovered at the earliest stages by point smoke detectors or aspirating smoke detectors, which are an element of the detection system and fire suppression management systems.
No systems based on wet fire suppression, including water mist systems, are recommended for fire protection in data centres or server rooms. Aerosol particle systems also may be harmful to electronic equipment. The particles can penetrate even the smallest crevices and if not removed within 48 hours may form a corrosive environment.
One preventive system which does not allow fire to appear is inerting. This involves the controlled reduction of oxygen concentration via substitution with an inert gas, thanks to which an non-flammable atmosphere is created. Inerting can be applied in server rooms where people are only sporadically present.
For the protection of individual cabinets with a capacity of up to 3m3, it is worthwhile to use an FRS-RACK®2 Extinguishing Panel. This is intended for the detection of fire, its extinguishing and management of the extinguishing process in 19“ rack cabinets. The fire suppression process involves filling the entire protected space with an extinguishing agent.