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By luiggi ·
What is the industry standard for computer rooms to have a fire prevention system in place. I remember at one time hylon was being used. The car dealership I am working for is still using water inside there computer room as a fire prevention system.

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by Ann777 In reply to Fire prevention

Fire Protection Water Supply Systems - electric motor and diesel engine driven fire pumps, water storage tanks, underground water mains and hydrants.

Automatic Sprinkler Systems - wet pipe, dry pipe, and preaction.

Deluge and Water Spray Systems - for equipment or area protection.

Water Mist Systems - for enclosed equipment compartments or protection of computer room sub-flooring.

Gaseous Extinguishing Systems - carbon dioxide, Halon and/or Halon replacement agents for computer rooms, telecommunication facilities, dip tanks and specialized industrial applications.
Foam Systems - protein and fluoroprotein, AFFF, FFFP and high expansion type systems for aircraft hangars, flammable liquid storage tanks/areas and loading racks.

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - smoke, heat, flame and flammable vapor detectors, audible and visual signaling appliances, fire fighter telephone, annunciator panels, fan status indication, smoke control and voice communications.

...more...

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by Ann777 In reply to Fire prevention

Halon is considered dangerous to human health (if a person is in a sealed computer room and cannot get out with Halon gas, he/she will suffocate. There are "halon replacement gases

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by Ann777 In reply to Fire prevention

" and other methods that will preserve life and computers.

Most computer rooms use a combination of the above.

(sorry for the two comments -- I hit the enter key instead of backspace).

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by luiggi In reply to Fire prevention

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by Oldefar In reply to Fire prevention

Halon is no longer used for computer room fire suppression systems. The alternatives can be found at http://tinyurl.com/6wbc

You should also check for regional/state/city fire codes to see what is required and what is allowed in your area. A resource for this is at http://tinyurl.com/6wco

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by Oldefar In reply to Fire prevention

You might try calling your local fire department for a quick read on local requirements.

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by Oldefar In reply to Fire prevention

Halon was not banned because of the danger for local personnel, but because of its impact on the environment. In particular, its ozone depletion properties. As a fire suppressant, it was outstanding and could be applied with minimal risk to peopleat the site.

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by luiggi In reply to Fire prevention

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Fire prevention

Mainframe computer rooms still tend to use gas systems so that it can quickly seep into the hardware and cavities that exist in a mainframe environment. However, most modern computer rooms are now usually rack or PC set ups that take up much less space, most will tend to go with the much easier, safer and cheaper alternatives to the gas intsallations. What you use for 1,000 to 5,000 sq ft work area is different for a 100 to 600 sq ft work area.

I have even seen special foam and gas installations for inside racks. Most are now a few foam extinguishers and a water sprinklers system, with auto shutdown activators for the main data storage. These work from something installed on the sprinkler network, if the sprinkler is activated in that area it sends a shutdown signal to the data store machine so that it is turned off when the water gets to it, and thus does not short out.

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