Your computer server room is the brains of your company’s operation. These rooms are full of sensitive equipment that should be protected at all costs. But what happens when one of the pieces of equipment overheats and starts a fire in your computer server room? Instead of ruining your equipment even further with something that isn’t appropriate for your computer server room, let’s take a look at some tips for assessing your computer server room’s fire protection needs.
Complying with Fire Codes
There are two different codes that your facility should be following from the NFPA and your local authorities. These codes outline minimum requirements for fire protection that must be met in order to provide adequate protection and to avoid hefty fines. When installing fire protection equipment in your computer server room, our local Fireline technicians will make sure your server room is fire code compliant.
Understanding Your Fire Insurance Policy
Besides the codes set up by the NFPA and the local authorities, you will also need to follow the requirements that are built into your insurance policy. These policies tend to go above and beyond the local minimum requirements. If a fire occurs and the requirements are not met, your insurance company could not pay for the equipment that is damaged by the flames.
Consider a Clean Agent Suppression System
While it is important to have a fire protection system in your computer server room, it is equally important not to use something that will cause damage to your equipment. Some fire protection equipment like sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers will leave a residue or water on your machines, causing water damage. Instead of using a standard system, you should consider using a clean agent suppression system for your computer server room. Clean agent systems are often used in these areas because they limit the damage done to technical equipment and are easily cleaned after being deployed.
Is your computer server room well protected from fire? For more information on protecting yours, call Fireline today!
Computer Server Room Fire Protection with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.