Fire detection and suppression requirements are typically viewed from a life safety or building technology standpoint. But if you consider production downtime and loss of data, then your perspective is likely to vary greatly. Almost every organisation uses IT to support their business processes or production, this infrastructure is often in the form of small data rooms with one or two server-racks on-site. Unfortunately, fire can be one of the main causes for the downtime of critical hardware. Equipment such as IT racks, electrical switching and power distribution cabinets are most critical to the business next to the employees.
EXXFIRE™ protects your critical infrastructure against the threat of fire without damaging your expensive hardware whilst maintaining business continuity. The all-in-one combination of detection and suppression technology is largely plug-and-play, easy to install, reliable and environmentally friendly. The unique feature of the EXXFIRE™ system is the patented cool gas generator, a solid propellant is stored as a chemical block inside the generator. An initiator starts the decomposition of the propellant in order to release the required Nitrogen gas at ambient temperature without any residue. The Nitrogen changes the air composition, lowering the oxygen level and preventing the fire to start or develop. The system is equipped with three photelectric sensors – based on advanced optical technology – to detect smoke and the unique Votexx™ software ensures that the system is robust and dependable to prevent any nuisance alarms.
The gas production has a low pressure release profile and noise level, therefore there is no danger of damaging sensitive equipment as a result of discharge and there are no cleaning costs afterwards. Due to the patented technology, no filtering or cooling is needed, thus giving a high storage efficiency, resulting in a 30% smaller and lighter system. The pure Nitrogen gas has no Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) or Global Warming Potential (GWP) and there are no dangerous side effects to humans, a real advantage over some chemical gasses and provides maintenance free storage of Nitrogen gas for 10 years.
This robust technology originated from the European Space Agency program (ESA). In comparison to other (high pressure) fire suppression systems, the EXXFIRE™ 750/1500 and 2250 only requires maintenance on the detection part of the system comparable to the smoke detectors in a building. This will give it a considerable cost advantage over the total lifetime of the system. When the system is deployed, the used generator needs to be recycled. EXXFIRE™ will facilitate the environmentally friendly recycling. The used generator can easily be replaced with a new one with very little downtime to protect your high value equipment again for a very long time.
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