Fire Protection

  1. Data Center Environmental Monitoring

    Selecting a Monitoring System Monitoring can range from electrical power equipment supporting critical load such as UPS systems, diesel generators, PDU/RPP’s down to individual branch circuits within power panels. When evaluating a monitoring system consider what type of graphics are desired and available.  Pictorial diagrams displaying individual monitored components are helpful, especially ones that change color or light up in...
  2. Fire Protection - Smoke Detection - VIEW

    Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. Data Center - Fire Protection - Smoke Detection - VIEW In the fire industry, smoke detectors are categorized as Early Warning and Very Early Warning. An Early Warning system provides detection of fire conditions prior to them becoming threatening to occupants or equipment within a building, while...
  3. Avoiding Accidental EPO Disconnects

    Tips on Avoiding Accidental Emergency Power Off Disconnects Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. You spend thousands if not millions of dollars to design and build a data center to ensure continuous uptime, including implementing safety procedures and training programs for people working on site.  You purchase backup power components like N+1 UPS modules...
  4. Raised Floor Labeling Ideas

    Raised floor labeling ideas to improve uptime I’ve had people call me obsessive compulsive, anal retentive and other not so flattering names in my data center career, but when it comes to managing a mission critical facility and ensuring continuous uptime, being a little controlling is a good thing. One of my more obsessive traits involved labeling. Most of you...
  5. Fire Suppression

    Data Center - Fire Protection - Fire Suppression Systems Data Center Fire Protection - Fire Suppression Systems Fire suppression systems are designed to contain and extinguish fires. Smoke detection system in a Mission Critical facility are designed to alert the operator before water or clean agent chemicals are released for fire suppression and in most cases act as the trigger...
  6. Fire Prevention

    Data Center Fire Prevention Tips As the equipment density in a data center rises, so does the demand for power and power cabling.  More equipment with increased power consumption combined into smaller spaces leads to an expanded opportunity for failure and fire risk. A fire within a data center can have catastrophic impact on a company’s operations and business.  Even...
  7. Fire Detection

    Data Center Fire Detection - VESDA Uptime is paramount in mission critical facilities. Therefore the earliest detection and warning of a potential fire allows for investigation and intervention to prevent damage, downtime, or unwanted agent release. Fire risks in data centers are especially high due to electrical ignition sources and the abundance of combustible materials in an environment of cables and...

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