Fire suppression systems for server rooms and datacenters are essential to the server room itself. A fire suppression system will automatically extinguish a fire without the need of human intervention. Fire suppression systems for datacenters must be suitable for clean air environments, as server rooms and datacenters are mostly occupied by personnel.
The designs standards for Fire suppression systems for server rooms and datacenters are carried out with strict guidelines, as the fire suppression agents used can be dangerous if not designed correctly.
Most Chemical/Synthetic fire suppression agents have some form of cooling mechanism. These systems generally use less gas and do not significantly reduce oxygen levels. However, as any synthetic or chemical agent, high doses can be toxic, therefor correct designs are absolutely necessary.
Synthetic fire suppression systems will deliver its payload within 10 seconds With less cylinders and in some cases the cylinders are larger than inert gas cylinders Low pressures are used only 25 Bar and 42 Bar will require pressure relief venting for both negative and positive pressures during discharge Common names for synthetic agents are FM200, Halon, Novec1230, Ecaro, HFC227ea and HFC125.