The main reason for Fire accidents in any office building is due to Short Circuit of power cables in Server Rooms.
This is because, below the false floor of a server room there are literally hundreds of land cables that lie intermingled with power cables and in the event of a short circuit, these whole bunch of cables (power & data) would start burning. Soon the fire & smoke becomes uncontrollable and starts spreading into other areas of the building as well, through the cable duct openings, door, etc.
The best solution to prevent fire in a server room is to:
AgniJeet offers Complete Server Room Fire Protection as a Very Economical Lumpsum Package for all these various fireproofing requirements as a custom designed solution for your particular Server Room.
You DON'T even have to Shutdown the Servers while our Expert Team carry out the Fire Protection of your Server Room! Ask Us How
Fire Stopping is the process by which a Server Room would be properly Fire Compartmentalized so that in the event of a fire break out, it could be efficiently contained within the room itself. This will prevent the spreading of Fire & Smoke fumes into an adjacent room, thus making evacuation safe and allowing fire fighters to doze off the fire more efficiently & effectively. We deal in various MNC brands like HILTI, 3M, Stanvac, etc.
Having all international and local approvals ensures peace of mind for client andend-user.
A Fire Suppression system will automatically extinguish fire without the need of human intervention. While many of these systems would damage the servers and environment, our 3rd-Gen Aerosol Suppressant System will not leave NO trace /residue of any sorts. It will NOT cause any kind of damage to the servers, equipments, environment and people.
Even after the incident, the environment will be as clean as before and the Servers /Computers will Continue to Run as if nothing has happened at all!
Fire Proofing is the process by which the Fire Resisting Capacity of a Combustible Material (like wood) or Heat-Malleable Material (like Steel, Cable, Aluminium, etc.) is upgraded to a desired Non-Combustible or Non-Malleable level. This would make them Structurally Stable in the event of a fire, thus preventing the building from collapsing.
A Fire Proofed material /structure is considered as Fire Rated to withstand Fire up to a predefined time frame. Typically Steel, Cable, Wood and HVAC ducts are treated so.
We offer End-to-End and Comprehensive Fire Protection for Server Rooms that takes care of ALL possible Fire Protection Solutions: Fire Stopping, Fire Suppressants & Fire Proofing.
|3rd-Gen Aerosol Suppressants
(as per NFPA 2010)
(HALON Alternative Gases like FE-25, FE-36, NOVEC, INERGEN, HALOTRON, HFC-125, etc.)
|CO2||CHEMICAL POWDER||WATER /FOAM|
|1||Rugged stainless steel body construction of all parts. On releasing it is composed of solid particles of 2 micron size and hence behaves like a gas.||Storage cylinders are prone to corrosion particularly in humid environment.||Large cylinders are required which are prone to corrosion.||Powder storage bottles/containers are prone to corrosion.||Storage tank , pipelines and pumps are prone to corrosion|
|2||Easily transportable and easily reconfigured for change in protection requirement.||Relatively heavy. To reconfigure requires additional piping, nozzles, valves.||Heavy bottles - difficult to transport. Reconfiguration is difficult.||Difficult to transport as heavy . Difficult to reconfigure as will need additional pipe, nozzles.||Transportation difficult as heavy parts. Difficult to reconfigure .|
|3||Suitable for type A,B and C fires||Suitable for Type A, B and C fires. Some gases are not very effective on Type B.||Suitable for A, C fires||Suitable for Type B, C fires||Suitable for Type A fires only|
|4||Rapid fire extinguishing action||Quite good action time.||Relatively slow action||Slow action - depends on layout||Slow action|
|5||Being 10 to 14 times more effective than other suppresents small quantity of Stat-X /FirePro is required||Large cylinders/containers are required to hold the required quantity of gas for a particular application||Large number of heavy and big cylinders are required to store the required quantity of Co2.||Requires relatively large powder storage container as well as propelling gas cylinders.||Large storage tank for sufficient capacity water is required|
|6||Occupies no space as usually mounted on the side walls or ceiling of the space being protected.||Required space for storing the bottles, valves||Requires a very large storage space for the cylinders, associated control and valves||Requires large space for powder container and gas bottles||Space required for housing the pumps, valves and control systems|
|7||No pipings and nozzles required for delivery of Stat-X /FirePro||Requires Pipes and nozzles for delivery.||Requires Pipe and nozzles for delivery||Requires pipes and nozzles for delivery||Requires pipes and sprinkers, nozzles for delivery|
|8||Suppresses fire by interefering with chemical chain which causes flame formation hence fire is controlled even if oxygen level is high, temperature is high and combustible material is present.
Suppression is additionally provided by the nitrogen generated and cooling effect.
|Suppresses fire by cooling effect.
In case protected space temperature rises above the designed temperature before the gas is released there may be limited effect .
|Suppresses fire by lowering the oxygen level. Risk of ignition if fresh air ingress takes place.||Suppresses the fire by starving fire of oxygen and some cases chemical action||Suppresses fire by removing heat.|
|9||In normal state there is no active Chemical or pressure in the Stat-X /FirePro Generator - so very safe to store and handle||Gas cylinders are under pressure in normal condition.There is risk of leakage.||In normal state Co2 cylinders are under high pressure. Thus there is always risk of leakage.||In normal state there is risk of the chemical forming lumps due to atmospheric humidity||-|
|10||When released the aerosol leaves no residue on the surfaces thus has no impact on electronic equipments, servers operating in the space||Will adversely impact PCB and electronic circuitry in a limited way.||It is corrosive in nature in humid conditions. Due to cooling effect when being released moisture condensation on equipments may occur and cause damage.||It accumulates on the area where released - this causes damage to equipment and difficult to clean||Will damage papers, electrical , electronic equipments. Much collateral damage occurs.|
|11||In designed amounts is safe for personnel caught in the space where it is released||Potential release of Envornmentally Harmful substances||Personnel will suffocate due to lack of oxygen||Harmful if ingested by breathing or otherwise||Hot vapours are generated when fire has taken hold.|
|12||In presence of fire does not break down to generate Harmful substances||Breaksdown to give harmful by products|
|13||Post extinguishing of fire, it remains suspended for over an hours thus prevending risk of re-ignition||Limited risk of re-ignition||Risk of re-ignition present||Risk of re- ignition present|
|14||Easy to ventilate and make re-entry||Careful re-entry due to risky condition created by water|
|15||No maintenance required for 10 years.||Regular maintenace and pressure testing of bottles required||Regular expensive maintenance required. Pressure testing of bottles required||Regular maintenance and testing of gas bottles required. Chemicals to be tested for quality condition||Pumps , pipelines, valves require regular maintenance and repair.|
|16||Very cost effective for the area and period it provides protection . Almost 30% cheaper than the nearest alternative.
Post activation re-activation is very simple, easy and quick - leaving the protected space safety restored promptly post activation.
|Installation cost and maintenance cost is high. Post activation re-activation is expensive and time consuming||Installation cost, maintenace cost and refill cost post activation is very expensive||Powder replacement, maintenace cost are high.||Recurring cost is high due to maintenance , repair of pipes, pumps, nozzles and valves|
|17||Zero Ozone Depletion potential and Zero Global Warming Potential||Some of them have Ozone Depletion potential and Global Warming poterntial||Global warming potential|
|18||Transportable by air, no production bottleneck , not expected any significant price rice in USD term||Transportation by air is not possible in sizeable quantity, there is worldwide production bottleneck causing frequent increase in prices.||Prices are rising.|
Fire is the last thing you would want in a critical facility like Server Room. The two areas of major Fire Risk are:
In many cases fires happen when today’s hot-running and overcrowded server racks and enclosures fall prey to faulty electrical connections, short circuits, power surges, malfunctioning power supplies and electrical arcing. Our 3rd-Gen Aerosol Suppressant System [Stat-X /FirePro brand] are the ideal solution for localized Fire Suppression within the cabinet itself.
Battery Racks present a significant fire risk. Heavy Duty Stat-X /FirePro Automatic Fire Suppression Cartridges could be installed around the partitions /nearby structures pointing towards the battery racks so that in the event of any fire incident, it could be immediately suppressed there itself. However, care should be taken to imemdiatly cut off the power supply.
AgniJeet offers End-to-End and Comprehensive Fire Protection for Server Rooms that takes care of ALL possible Fire Protection Solutions:
Thermal Activated Atomatic Execution.
The Stat-X /FirePro fixed system is an aerosol based innovative, cost-effective and ecologically safe solution for rapid fire extinguishing and protection of high value enclosures. It has zero ozone depletion, zero atmospheric life, and insignificant global warming potential. Thermally operated units are used as stand-alone fire suppression for smaller enclosed spaces. The units are fitted with an thermal actuator (at 158°F/70°C) that functions as a fixed temperature heat detector.
For optimal Fire Protection for your server room, we need to install small Stat-X /FirePro units inside each of the server panel so that in the event of a fire inside a particular server panel, that particular Stat-X /FirePro unit alone will be triggered and the fire will be suppressed immediately and there itself.
Also we need to install bigger Stat-X /FirePro units as mounted on the walls so that any bigger fire could also be suppressed and controlled.
A similar option is also availiable as an Electrically Controlled Equipment.
Of course YES!
National Building Code of India (IS 1642:1989) mandates fire-resistance ratings for structural elements for various building types. This concept is derived from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes which are globally followed.
In National Building Codes (NBC), it is clearly mentioned that:
The technical interpretation of fire safety of buildings is to convey the fire resistance in the building in terms of hours when subjected to a fire of known intensity. Should a fire occur, the construction would not further tend to spread the fire. In order to reduce the spread of fire, it is necessary that:
a) the fire should not spread rapidly from one room to another through the floors, partitions between rooms, and particularly between rooms and passages and staircases, that is the structural elements should have adequate fire resistance; and
b) the materials which are exposed to possible ignition, that is, wall and ceiling linings should not easily ignite, nor should the fire spread rapidly over the surface of the material From the above “bolded” statements it is evident that NBC calls for Passive Protection for structural members. Active Fire protection using fire hydrants and sprinklers cannot give fire resistance to the structural elements in terms of hours. Only Passive Fire Protection can provide adequate fire resistance for the structural elements as recommended in the above extracts from the National Building Codes (NBC).
Serial No 12 of Table 1 (Fire Resistance of Structural Elements) refers to Roof Construction. All structural elements below 6.7 meters explicitly call for fire proofing.
Even for structural elements above 6.7 meters the requirement on fire proofing must be discussed in the light of the type of building and fire engineering perspective. Fire engineering advices adequate fireproofing to ALL Structural Steel members so as to averse any potential risks in the future.
While NBC is the code that is followed in India, there are two major international standards that every quality Fire Proofing material are tested and approved of:
• British Standard – BS 476 Part 20 & 21
• American Standard – UL 263 (for cellulosic fire) and UL 1709 (for hydrocarbon fire)
Care should be taken to use only those fire proofing products that are tested to the above credible international standards.
Our Expertise is in installing all the required Fire Protection Systems without the need for Shutting Down the Server Room. The minimum level of furniture rearrangement might be required.
However, we design the systems in such a way that a total Shut Down of the Server Room should be avoided to the maximum possible extant.
All the products we use are environmentally friendly and causes no kind of disturbance or hazzard to man or material.
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