Data center fire prevention and protection
Today’s digital age means we rely on data centers—and the valuable information they enable and store—for nearly all aspects of our connected lives. The primary goal of fire protection programs is to minimize operational interruptions; protect people, property, and data effectively; and to achieve compliance with local, state, and national codes and regulations.
Did you know that a fire can double in size every 30 seconds?
The nature of data center operations means they are more prone to fire mishaps. Major fires may be rare, be even minor ones can cause significant disruption. In fact, data center equipment can present serious challenges in terms of high velocity, complex air patterns and high cases of combustible materials and potential ignition sources. Heavy power loads or a defective piece of equipment can quickly lead to a short circuit or overheating with major repercussions.
A fire within a data center can have a devastating impact including massive loss of data, revenue and productivity, as well as business disruption, reputation damage and lawsuits. NFPA and other organizations help with guidelines, but staying current with dynamic codes and regulations can prove challenging. It’s essential to work with a partner whose understanding of building codes and regulations can help you achieve and maintain compliance for your fire and life safety systems.
Reducing the risk of fires in data centers
Combining technology with extensive fire industry expertise, Siemens delivers customized fire solutions and services to reduce the risk of fires in data centers. From an initial fire safety assessment through ongoing support, we provide the systems, services and resources to safeguard your data center while protecting people in the buildings.
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Specify performance. Focus on data center operations
At Siemens, we leverage the power of data to drive optimizations, efficiencies, and reliability through our robust offerings, giving customers deeper insights into their infrastructure and overall data center operations. We can help our data center customers along their digitalization journey with the people, processes, and technology to help intelligently achieve their goals.
Resources for Consulting/Specifying Engineers and Contractors
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