Gaseous Fire Suppression System


Fire Suppression Systems


With today's demands on IT infrastructure, protection against collateral damage is paramount! Ask yourself, is your IT facility adequately protected against fire? The heat generated from the latest server technology is enormous, the potential for fire is higher now than anytime before, with powerful rack servers stacked on top of each other with serious heat outputs.


This article will give you the low down on fire suppression technology, with an unbiased view to the PRO’s and CON’s of the main types of fire suppression options.


What makes a fire suppression system work?


Standards and Codes of Practice


Fire suppression systems should be installed to at least the NFPA, ISO14520, BS6266 and BS5839 codes of practice for fire detection and fire suppression systems. Smoke detection in high airflow environments should be installed as per the recommendations of the BS6266 standard. This standard advises on the number of detectors required based on velocity of the high air flow, this is crucial for high airflow in this type of environment.


The Mechanical elements of a fire suppression systems, namely the fire suppression cylinders and delivery pipe work should conform to the ISO14520 standard. In addition to this, a theoretical demonstration