IT & SUBSTATIONS
Substations and transformer rooms
A fire, in a data centre for example, can have serious consequences, such as websites not running, the inability to receive and send email for thousands of users and companies, e-commerce sites and public services becoming inactive for hours and the significant economic damage due to the disruption. Gas extinguishing systems, traditionally used in data centres, only provide passive protection and come to action only once a fire has started. Extreme high pressures when the extinguishing gas is being released, re-ignition after gas release, as of leaky premises, are just a few of the risks that inevitable every data centre operator runs. Each of these risks can lead to the total loss of data, loss of clients and subsequently loss of the business.
According to the article Clean Agents Fire Protection for Computer Rooms by Mark l. Robin, the economic damage caused by a blackout of a computer network can exceed one million dollars for each hour of downtime. Now more than ever, given the ever-increasing offer of cloud-based services, it is vital to completely eliminate fire risk.
Fortunately, technological evolution has overcome a number of technical hurdles, making it now possible to permanently protect these spaces from fire hazards, by relying on the N2 FIREFIGHTER® method.