Category Archives: computer room fire protection

12 Jan 2017

Is your Data Center or Telecom Closet Performing a Rain Dance?

backup, business continuity, colocation, computer room, computer room fire protection, disaster recovery

Is your Data Center or Telecom Closet Performing a Rain Dance?

A friend’s Broadcast Operations Center got taken down because they had a water main break that flooded their supporting server room. Water can take unexpected paths in a building, and can travel along cables and trays so it’s important to fire-stop portals into IT rooms. However, a water main break can overwhelm a large area more...

24 Oct 2007

The Role of Sprinklers in Computer Room Fire Protection

computer room fire protection, fire risk, mission critical facilities

A number of clients have asked us about the viability of replacing their ‘wet’ sprinkler systems with a dry-type fire suppression system, such as FM-200. Not many IT personnel understand the role of water-based fire suppression systems, but all realize the potential for water in the data processing environment to be a “bad thing.”  The more...