When it comes to protecting your company’s technological assets, a fire is likely one of your IT team’s worst nightmares. While much of today’s information storage needs can be met using cloud-based services, server rooms are still an essential storage space for many businesses. Servers can be incredibly delicate, especially when it comes to moisture and heat. Most servers are astonishingly expensive, meaning that any damage your systems sustain will be costly to repair. If your building has a server room or other electronics storage space, consider installing one of these suppression systems. Biles FPS offers fire suppression services that can help you protect your valuable electronics from fire and water.
Unique Fire Protection Needs for Server Rooms
Like commercial kitchens, server rooms have unique fire protection needs. Fire will certainly damage electronics, but water and other extinguishing agents can cause just as much damage. Also, in the event of an electrical fire, water is not advised as a method of fire suppression. When planning a fire suppression system for a server room, these facts must be taken into consideration. Your fire suppression services professional must also take into account the layout of your room, the sprinkler systems already in place, and your budget. The experts at Biles FPS have the knowledge and expertise necessary to help you decide on the right fire suppression system for you.
Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
Pre-action sprinkler systems are a popular option in server rooms, museums, and areas that are regularly exposed to cold temperatures. This is because unlike most sprinkler systems, pre-action sprinkler systems do not carry water unless fire detection events occur. These detection events include signals from fire alarms, smoke detectors, or sprinkler heads. Depending on the system, either one or two detection events must signal the system to carry water into the room and to the sprinkler heads. Once there, individually activated sprinkler heads will allow water to flow and quench the flames. While some businesses choose to use pre-action sprinkler systems for their server rooms due to their resistance to leaks, corrosion, and damage, there is still the possibility that a fire will occur. In these cases, damage to servers is inevitable.
Clean Agent Systems
Clean agent systems are an alternative designed specifically to extinguish fires without leaving residue. These systems are also popular in museums. While they once used Halon gas, today’s clean agent systems use different clean chemical agents to extinguish fires without residue. This is because the formerly-popular Halon gas depletes the ozone layer and is harmful to people. When deciding which system is best for your server room, consult the experts at Biles FPS. They can help you choose the most appropriate fire suppression solution for your individual needs.
Questions? Biles Fire Protection is Here to Help
If you need commercial fire prevention service, the trained professionals at Biles FPS are here to help you. We have the equipment and expertise to install sprinkler systems for the best prices. We are known for our superb customer service and reliable support; just ask our customers! Call us with your questions at 443-701-8330 or visit us online. For more tips, information, and to see what we have been up to, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.