Automatic Fire Suppression System:
Fire suppression systems for server rooms and data centers are essential to the server room itself. A fire suppression system will automatically extinguish a fire without the need for human intervention. Fire suppression systems for data centers must be suitable for clean air environments, as server rooms and data centers are mostly occupied by personnel.
The designs standards for Fire suppression systems for server rooms and data centers are carried out with strict guidelines, as the fire suppression agents used can be dangerous if not designed correctly.
Fires within these types of environments are suppressed in two different ways:-
Method 1 – Inert gas fire suppression systems for server room and Data Centres – Reduce Oxygen
This method uses Argon/Nitrogen and sometimes a small element of CO2 to displace the oxygen in the server room. The basis of this method is to reduce the oxygen level to below 15%. By reducing oxygen to this level it will suppress a fire. The design must also consider the safety of personnel and keep oxygen levels to above 12%, this will be sufficient to maintain life within an oxygen depleted environment.
- Inert gas fire suppression systems will discharge its payload within 1 – 2 minutes.
- Will generally have more cylinders than chemical gases.
- Work with higher pressures, 200 Bar or 300 Bar
- Will require Pressure relief venting
- Common names of gases, ProInert, IG55, IG541, Argonite and INERGEN