Fire safety

When a fire in a data center occurs, business-critical assets and irreplaceable data are at stake. Seconds count, so earliest fire detection and reliable extinguishing are key. With our state-of-the-art fire safety portfolio you can keep your data center up and running.

Ensure maximum safety and uptime

Servers are at the heart of most enterprises. They are the foundation of the computer infrastructure and contain all operational information and technology. A data center downtime can mean losing thousands of dollars ‒ per minute. It can also negatively impact a company’s image and reputation. Did you know that about six percent of infrastructure failures in data centers are related to fire?
(source: Data Center Journal, July 2007)

We offer a compelling integrated fire safety concept based on environmentally sustainable, best-in-class technologies and innovative, reliable products. It will help you protect people and ensure your business continuity. Our unique Sinorix™ Silent Extinguishing Technology, for example, was specifically developed to prevent damage to hard disc drives during the extinguishing process. Rely on intelligent fire safety solutions – and put your business in safe  hands.

Risks of data center fire

There are four major reasons why there is a risk of fire in a data center:

 

Heavy power load

Heavy power load

Heavy power loads or a defective piece of equipment can very quickly lead to a short circuit or overheating


Electrical fire risk

Electrical fire risk

Constant ignition source electricity and combustible materials such as plastics in printed circuit boards



Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Extensive cabling particularly below raised floors


Ventilation

Ventilation

Comprehensive air-cooling resulting in a higher air exchange, increases risk of spreading the fire



Meeting various challenges

Siemens meets the challengens when it comes to fire protection with intelligent solutions:

Fire detection

Challenge: Fire detection

Challenge

  • High power load needs efficient air-cooling

  • This makes it difficult to detect a fire

Solution

  • ASD (Aspirating smoke detection) detectors from Siemens

  • Point detectors with ASAtechnology

  • Highest detection sensitivity


Further information

Aspirating smoke detection (ASD)

ASD from Siemens – invisibly efficient

Innovative technology for early fire detection with outstanding reliability


Sinteso

Sinteso – the new dimension in fire protection

Protection of people and assets, reliable fire detection – with Sinteso


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Extinguishing agents

Challenge: Extinguishing agents

Challenge

  • Many regulations focus on building protection and recommend sprinklers

  • Water causes damage to electronics

  • Sprinklers react too slow

Solution

  • Natural or chemical extinguishing agents

  • Ideal for electronics

  • Non-corrosive, non-conductive, leave no residues

  • Safe for people and the environment


Learn more about related products and solutions for extinguishing agents

Silent extinguishing

Challenge: Silent extinguishing

Challenge

  • HDDs are sensitive to the high noise levels during the discharge of dry
    extinguishing systems

Solution

  • Sinorix Silent Nozzle with unique linear design

  • Keeps noise down during extinguishing


Further information

Sinorix brochure

Sinorix silent extinguishing technology – protecting the quiet way

An intelligent offering for safe and quiet extinguishing in data centers and
server rooms.


Sinorix whitepaper

Silent extinguishing with Sinorix

Disruptions to hard disk drives caused by inert gas extinguishing systems – analysis and measures for the safe operation of storage systems.


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Communication

Challenge: Communication

Challenge

  • The main cause for fire safety system failure is the interface between detection, alarming, control and extinguishing

Solution

  • All devices on one loop

  • No information will get lost, even if loop is interrupted at one end


Further information

Sinteso

Sinteso – the new dimension in fire protection

Protection of people and assets, reliable fire detection – with Sinteso


Learn more about related products and solutions for extinguishing