One of the most important decisions in designing a data center is choosing the right fire protection -because even a small fire can result in costly service interruptions, destroyed equipment, loss of valuable customer data and even disruptions to vital services such as emergency response and air traffic control. For every data center, the fire suppression system must be designed with various factors in mind, including location of racks, any barriers (e.g. aisle containment), and air flow patterns.
Finding a balanced solution that protects the business and critical assets, while anticipating regulatory changes and technological advances, can be complicated.
To help navigate the data center fire protection market, technology and the legislative landscape, the publication Data Center Solutions or DCS interviewed 3M’s Kurt Werner, Global Business Development Manager for 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.
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3M Novec 1230 fluid is trusted in data centers throughout the world because it is designed to extinguish a fire in its incipient stage before it has a chance to spread, leaving valuable electronics and other sensitive materials clean and operational. See for yourself (PDF, 113.40 KB) how effective 3M Novec 1230 fluid can be in a data center, when compared to a water sprinkler system discharge.
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