The fire suppression system’s main goal is to detect and alert you of a fire in the early stages, then bring the fire under control. With today’s technology being the backbone to how most business is conducted, a server room fire is one of the most catastrophic things that could happen to your business.
Your server room contains valuable equipment that if damaged, can cause major losses in productivity. Insurance can only go so far and it can’t get you back all the lost hours due to downtime or reconcile strained relationships with your customers and clients. Sadly for many small businesses, major disasters such as fires can often mean the end of the road for their business.
The levels of power in use within server rooms is significant because of the high energy density of the electrical equipment installed in these rooms. This is why it is vital that you put precautions in place to prevent any serious damage to your equipment with a inert gas fire suppression system.
The Inert Gas Fire Suppression Systems work by monitoring conditions in your server room so that if a fire is detected it will automatically reduce the oxygen levels in the room and stop a fire from burning and in the process save your business from complete disaster. A fire needs more than 15% oxygen to sustain combustion and so reducing the amount of oxygen in a protected space to below 15%, it removes the oxygen element of the fire triangle.
It is vital that the system is designed so that it can achieve the correct concentration and does not remove too much oxygen in the room. This, therefore, ensures that there is still enough oxygen circulating in the server room to support life and healthy people would not notice any adverse effects. Plus, venting of inert gasses is also important as it displaces the air volume in the hazard area. Also, inert gases are environmentally sustainable agents and are not subjected to any protocol or regulation but it is crucial that you take the time to work with a specialist to design and implement the system into your server room.