Fire Suppression System for Data Center

 

Fire suppression systems for server rooms and data centers are essential to the server room itself. A fire suppression system will automatically extinguish a fire without the need for human intervention. Fire suppression systems for data centers must be suitable for clean air environments, as server rooms and data centers are mostly occupied by personnel.

The designs standards for Fire suppression systems for server rooms and data centers are carried out with strict guidelines, as the fire suppression agents used can be dangerous if not designed correctly.

Fires within these types of environments are suppressed in two different ways:-

 

Method 1 – Inert gas fire suppression systems for server room and Data Centres – Reduce Oxygen

This method uses Argon/Nitrogen and sometimes a small element of CO2 to displace the oxygen in the server room. The basis of this method is to reduce the oxygen level to below 15%. By reducing oxygen to this level it will suppress a fire. The design must also consider the safety of personnel and keep oxygen levels to above 12%, this will be sufficient to maintain life within an oxygen depleted environment.

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Inert gas fire suppression systems will discharge its payload within 1 – 2 minutes.

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Will generally have more cylinders than chemical gases.

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″] Work with higher pressures, 200 Bar or 300 Bar

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Will require Pressure relief venting

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″] Common names of gases, ProInert, IG55, IG541, Argonite and INERGEN

Direct links to inert gases below:-

The new Fanvil X5S IP Phone is a high-end enterprise desktop phone which comes with an intelligent DSS Key-mapping LCD to increase enterprise users’ productivity.
Key Features: 6 SIP Account configurable color LCD display Color display for dedicated DSS controls 8 DSS buttons with tricolor LEDs (up to 40 configurable BLF) Phonebook (1000 entries) Remote Phonebook (XML/LDAP) Power via PoE 2 Gigabit network ports 10/100/1000 Mbps Headphone jack RJ9 Handset (HS) / Hands-free (HF) / Headphone (HP) (EHS Supported for Plantronics headsets) Provisioning via FTP / TFTP / HTTP / HTTPS / DHXP OPT66 / SIP PNP / TR069 FANVIL-X5S Note: the power adapter is not included in the package and must be purchased separately.
INERGEN fire suppression systems – IG541. This gas is a mix of 50 Argon, 42% Nitrogen and 8% CO2.
Reduces oxygen levels to between 12-14%

Product description

The new Fanvil X3G Gigabit IP Phone combines the advantages of existing enterprise phone UI design, with a 2.4”/2.8” User Friendly Color Screen and controls. The UI appearance and operating experience have a qualitative leap and features high functionality such as 2 SIP line registration, multi-angle setup, HD Voice Duplex Speaker, Dual Gigabit ports and a RJ9 headset port.  The X3G also supports EHS Wireless Headsets. FANVIL-X3G Key Features:
  • 2 SIP Lines
  • HD Voice
  • POE Enabled
  • 2 LCDs (Main DSS)
  • Handset(HS) / Hands-free(HF) / Headphone(HP) mode
  • Intelligent DSS Keys
  • Desktop / Wall-mount installation
  • Industrial Standard Certifications: CE/FCC
PROINERT fire suppression systems – Low pressure IG55. This gas is a mix of 50 Argon, 50% Nitrogen.
Reduces oxygen levels to between 12-14%

Product description

The new Fanvil X3G Gigabit IP Phone combines the advantages of existing enterprise phone UI design, with a 2.4”/2.8” User Friendly Color Screen and controls. The UI appearance and operating experience have a qualitative leap and features high functionality such as 2 SIP line registration, multi-angle setup, HD Voice Duplex Speaker, Dual Gigabit ports and a RJ9 headset port.  The X3G also supports EHS Wireless Headsets. FANVIL-X3G Key Features:
  • 2 SIP Lines
  • HD Voice
  • POE Enabled
  • 2 LCDs (Main DSS)
  • Handset(HS) / Hands-free(HF) / Headphone(HP) mode
  • Intelligent DSS Keys
  • Desktop / Wall-mount installation
  • Industrial Standard Certifications: CE/FCC
IG55 fire suppression systems. This gas is a mix of 50 Argon, 50%

Reduces oxygen levels to between 12-14%

 

Method 2 – Chemical/Synthetic gas fire suppression systems for server room and Data Centres – based on cooling

Most Chemical/Synthetic fire suppression agents have some form of cooling mechanism. These systems generally use less gas and do not significantly reduce oxygen levels. However, as any synthetic or chemical agent, high doses can be toxic, therefor correct designs are absolutely necessary.

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Inert gas fire suppression systems will discharge its payload within 1 – 2 minutes.

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Synthetic fire suppression systems will deliver its payload within 10 seconds.

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″] Will less cylinders and in some cases the cylinders are larger than inert gas cylinders

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Low pressures are used only 25 Bar and 42 Bar

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″] Will require pressure relief venting for both negative and positive pressures during discharge

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″] Common names for synthetic agents are FM200, Halon, Novec1230, Ecaro, HFC227ea and HFC125

Direct links to inert gases below:-

FortiGate-100E Appliance

FortiGate-100E Network Security Appliance, Part Number: FG-100E, Brand: FortiNet 22 x GE RJ45 ports (including 2 x WAN ports, 1 x DMZ port, 1 x Mgmt port, 2 x HA ports, 16 x switch ports). Max managed FortiAPs (Total / Tunnel) 64 / 32 *Hardware Unit, 8x5 Enhanced Support, Hardware Replacement, Firmware and General Upgrades, VPN, Traffic Management, Enterprise Services Bundle (Application Control, IPS, AV, Botnet IP/Domain, Mobile Malware Service, Web Filtering, Antispam, FortiSandbox Cloud including Virus Outbreak and Content Disarm & Reconstruct Service, Security Rating Service, Industrial Security Service and CASB service) plus term of contract Datasheet: https://www.fortinet.com/content/dam/fortinet/assets/data-sheets/FortiGate_100E_Series.pdf
FM200 fire suppression systems – HFC227ea. Concentration levels of 7.9% – 8.5%

:- Works by Reducing/Absorbing heat.

FORTINET | FC-10-FG1HE-974-02-12 | FortiGate-100E Enterprise Protection (24x7 FortiCare Plus Application Control, IPS, AV, Web Filtering, Antispam, FortiSandbox Cloud) 1 Year License

 
  • FortiGate-100E Enterprise Protection (24x7 FortiCare plus Application Control, IPS, AV, Web Filtering, Antispam, FortiSandbox Cloud)
  • Hardware Unit, 24x7 Comprehensive Support, Advanced Hardware Replacement (NBD), Firmware and General Upgrades, VPN, Traffic Management, Enterprise Services Bundle (Application Control, IPS, AV, Botnet IP/Domain, Mobile Malware Service, Web Filtering, Antispam, FortiSandbox Cloud including Virus Outbreak and Content Disarm & Reconstruct Service) plus term of contract
  • Manufacturer Part #: FC-10-FG1HE-974-02-12
  • 24X7 Enterprise Protect, 1 Year License specifically for the FortiGate-100E model
  • Product Family: FortiGate
Novec 1230 fire suppression systems – FK-5-1-12. Concentration levels of 5.3% – 5.6%

:- Works by Reducing/Absorbing heat.

FORTINET | FC-10-FG1HE-311-02-12 | FortiGate-100E 1 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract

 
  • FortiGate-100E 8x5 FortiCare Contract
  • 8x5 Enhanced Support, Hardware Replacement, Firmware and General Upgrades, VPN, Traffic Management, Application Control
  • Manufacturer Part #: FC-10-FG1HE-311-02-12
  • 8x5 FortiCare , 1 Year License specifically for the FortiGate-100E model
  • Product Family: FortiGate
Sapphire fire suppression systems – FK-5-1-12. Concentration levels of 5.3% – 5.6%

:- Works by Reducing/Absorbing heat. also known as Novec 1230

A typical server room will require :-

FortiFone FON-375

The FON-375 features a whole lot in one great package. Not only does the phone deliver crystal clear audio, the easy-to-read and easy-to-use second screen can be programmed to show you who is on a call, which lines are in use and more.
2.8" 2.4" color LCD screens VLAN
RJ22 headset jack G.711u-law/a-law, G.729a codec
2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports Phone book
Auto discover of FortiVoice system on the LAN Speaker phone
Power over Ethernet (802.3af) Full-duplex Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC)
QoS Voicemail notification
User Guide: http://www.fortivoice.com/sites/default/files/productdatasheets/FON-375_Telephone_UG.pdf
Fire Suppression Control Panel

A Fire suppression control panel, this is generally made up of two to three fire zones, a gas release button, Auto and Manual key switch and built in batter backup (for power failures)

FortiFone FON-570 IP Phone

With a large, vivid color touch screen, premium audio quality in both the handset and speaker, the FON-570 is a great phone for any office. Combine the touch screen with dedicated feature keys and 29 programmable appearance keys (expandable to 149 with the FF-E570 expansion module) and the power to easily control your calls is at your fingertips. All of these features and more give the FON-570 a lot of bang for your buck.

Datasheet:

http://www.fortivoice.com/sites/default/files/productdatasheets/FON-IP-DAT.pdf
Smoke Detection

A minimum of two smoke detectors, irrelative of the room size.

Smoke detectors must be located in all voids, i.e. room, ceiling and floor voids

FortiFone FON-175 IP Phone

Introducing the FON-175, a no fuss IP telephone that puts the features you need at your fingertips. The HD quality audio, 5 dedicated feature keys, color screen and ease of use make this a phone that works in any office. Part number # FON-175
2.4" color LCD screen VLAN
RJ9 headset jack G.711u-law/a-law, G.729a codec
2 10/100 Ethernet ports Phone book
Auto discover of FortiVoice system on the LAN Speaker phone
Power over Ethernet (802.3af) Full-duplex Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC)
QoS Voicemail notification

Datasheet:

https://www.fortinet.com/content/dam/fortinet/assets/data-sheets/FortiFone_IP_Series.pdf
Audible Alarms

Bells and Souders, these will indicate an audible alarm for fire which has been detected in the room and alarm warning of an imminent fire suppression gas release

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Warning Signs:-

Warning signs on doors that you are about to enter a fire suppression controlled area
Warning signs showing manual gas release points

[mp_easy_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” size=”25″ color=”#1871bf” right_space=”5″ vertical_offset=”0″]Pressure relief

Pressure relief venting to compensate for both negative and positive pressures during a gas discharge.

More Information on fire suppression systems below:-

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