Companies all around the world use IT to operate their business and operating systems. Typically a small server room will house one or multiple racks, which are also backed up by the cloud. Have you considered what would happen to your business if a fire was to damage these cabinets? Fire protection is often overlooked by companies in these business critical areas. Fire prevention and protection should be part of every risk analysis, not only from a building perspective but also from an operations point of view. If you consider production downtime and loss of data the fire safety story all of a sudden becomes a key factor in your planning.
Kidde Australia is now distributing EXXFIRE, an all-in-one detection and suppression system. ExxFire protects your critical systems against fire through early smoke detection without damaging the hardware. The system is plug-and-play, easy to install and 30% smaller than conventional systems without any pressurised storage container.
The unique feature of the EXXFIRE system is the patented cool gas generator. A cool gas generator operates similar like a small solid rocket, but without the thrust and instead, produces Nitrogen at a low pressure. The 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. There is minimal danger of damaging the equipment by the fire suppressant 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), a real advantage over chemical gasses. The gas production has a low pressure release profile and noise level. The Nitrogen changes the air composition, lowering the oxygen level and therefore helping to suppress the fire.
The system is designed in such a way that it can protect multiple types of closed enclosures like server racks but also e-cabinets, power distribution units, switching cabinets or any other cabinet with high value or mission critical equipment. With low maintenance costs, the EXXFIRE cool gas generator provides maintenance free storage of Nitrogen gas for 10 years. In comparison to other high pressure fire suppression systems, it only requires maintenance on the detection part of the system comparable to the smoke detectors in a building. This gives you a considerable cost advantage over the total lifespan of the system.
Contact Kidde Australia on 1800 672 171 or visit www.kidde.com.au for more information.