Data centres are provided with fire suppression, extinguishing and detection measures to protect critical data against business interruption. At least part of the protection may be provided by gas extinguishing, deluge water sprinkler or Water Mist systems. The consideration of a particular type of system has historically been determined by specialist consultants, who in turn have been influenced by manufacturers and their own experience. Regular builders and owners of data centres have often implemented their own measures, some of which have been imported from other countries. This talk will provide a summary of the alternative technologies and compares the relative merits, costs and environmental influences. The focus is on the most suitable fire protection system, fire detection and alarm system to have within a data centre. Systems are usually interconnected to the main building system, where the data centre is part of a larger building complex.
Security + Risk
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