After a successful webinar series this summer, ORR Protection is hosting a fall series that will discuss Data Center Fire Protection. This subject is of interest to many; data center fires are common and endanger computer systems, telecommunications, and storage systems.
This article was previously published in the 3rd Quarter 2016 Issue of Fire Protection Engineering Magazine. You can download a copy of this article here. For more on this topic, click here to register for the Data Center Fire Protection Webinar Series.
Data center designs have become a playground for creative problem solvers and new products. The areas of information technology, electrical power, and equipment cooling—The Big Three—seem to be reinvented every five years. This constant reimagining of the data center is driven by the need for a larger capacity to serve software and data demands as consistently as possible with zero downtime.
With online reporting systems, air sampling detection systems, and story sharing over social media, the Fire Protection community is constantly advancing alongside the technologically advanced world we live in. ORR Protection is at the forefront of these advancements and has expanded to bring the Fire Protection community into the world of webinars that can be remotely accessed anywhere with a WiFi connection.
Fire alarm systems are in place to do two major things; detect fire and alert occupants of the fire while giving them enough time to vacate the area. It is ideal that these always function properly and detect fire, but there are a few situations where that is not the case.