August 16, 2018

Designing Server Room Fire Protection


If you run a data center, it’s essential to make sure that your server room is adequately protected from any potential emergency situations, including fire. Fire is a particularly dangerous issue for server rooms because of all the electronic equipment that is present. You’ll want to do everything in your power to reduce the chances that your server room will be seriously damaged by a fire. Here are some tips for designing an effective fire protection plan for your server room:


Consider the size of the room.

In order to be effective, a fire suppression method must begin as soon as a fire is sensed. This means that, if you want to design a fire protection plan that works, you’ll need to keep the size of the server room in mind. Every building will require a different plan to accommodate its specific needs, and a method that works for one type of room may not work for another.


Pick an appropriate fire suppression method.

There are two ways to stop a fire in your server room: Water sprinklers and gaseous fire suppression. While water sprinklers are the most popular method, they can also do costly damage to your equipment. Gaseous agents, on the other hand, are more effective than water at putting out electrical fires, and they won’t harm your equipment.


Have an emergency power-off feature.

The single most important thing you can do to protect your server room from a fire is an emergency power-off feature, which shuts off the power at the first sign of a fire. While this may mean losing some of your data, it will help to prevent a full-scale electrical fire from erupting in the room. Shutting off the power will also help to reduce the potential damage that water can do to your equipment while the fire is being doused.


Over more than three decades, Kazal Fire Protection, Inc. has earned a reputation for quality service and treating customers with integrity. If you’re in need of a fire protection system for a building in Tucson, we can provide you with the services you’re looking for. For more information, contact us today by calling (520) 323-1518.