Data Centre Fire Gas Suppression

Is your IT infrastructure protected from fire and its damaging effects?

A Data Centre Fire Protection Strategy is an essential part of owning any business. Data Centres use electronic equipment to manipulate large amounts of information, often fed into the system from paper (payments, orders) and printed onto paper (invoices, statements).  Whatever your business, your data processing is essential to your business operation and critical to your business’s objectives, and vital to the continued productivity and profitability of your company.

Data Centre Fire Gas Suppression
Design or retro fit a gaseous fire system to your data centre.

Despite the low rates of fires in data processing facilities, the risk remains as computers become faster and are requiring more energy, thus generating more heat. High volume paper handling creates its own fire hazard.  Uninterrupted power systems and their storage batteries pose an additional fire risk.

Many companies rely on sprinklers as the only fire protection for Data Centre Fire Protection. The shortcomings of this strategy are numerous: Sprinklers are designed to protect the building structure, but not your assets. Sprinklers need significant heat to operate, requiring a full flaming fire, destroying assets (i.e., computers and other electronic equipment) at the source of the fire.

Assets surrounding the fire suffer collateral damage from water and smoke, with smoke contamination often destroying the other nearby electronic equipment. The cost of business interruption, including software recovery and clean up, is often significantly more than the cost of the asset destroyed in the fire. Torvac Solutions can design a gaseous fire protection system for your data centre or integrate a solution with your existing sprinkler protection system.

ANSUL Clean Agent Gas Fire Suppression Solutions for data centres

Torvac Solutions is an authorised installer and distributor of ANSUL Gaseous Suppression Systems, the world’s leading fire protection brand. The ANSUL product series is shaping the future of fire protection in Data Centres, Server Rooms and wherever irreplaceable items are stored.

SAPPHIRE PLUS 70-Bar System

The SAPPHIRE suppression system uses 3M Novec 1230 fluid at increased container pressures, offers greater design flexibility due to longer pipe runs, provides selector valves for multi-sector arrangements, and offers higher fill ratios that allow for cost-efficient system designs.

SAPPHIRE PLUS System Applications: Data Centres, Medical Facilities, Museums, Oil and Gas Facilities, Electrical Switching Rooms, Machinery Spaces and more. Learn More

SAPPHIRE Compact Direct Low Pressure System

​The ANSUL SAPPHIRE COMPACT Direct Low Pressure (DLP) Fixed Fire Suppression System has been specifically designed to protect small electrical enclosures.  A self-contained system, it requires no power for either detection or operation and protects enclosures that use either natural ventilation or forced airflow. Learn More

SAPPHIRE Novec 1230

The SAPPHIRE Clean Agent System quickly suppresses fires and protects sensitive equipment without causing harm to people or the environment. The system is especially suited to suppress fires in areas where an electrically non-conductive medium is required, where electronic systems cannot be shut down in an emergency, where cleanup of other agents poses a problem, and in normally occupied areas that demand a non-toxic agent. Learn More

INERGEN 300 Bar with iFlow Technology

Using innovative iFLOW delivery technology, the INERGEN® 300-Bar Clean-Agent Fire Suppression System provides a regulated agent discharge into the protected hazard area.

INERGEN 300 Bar with iFlow Technology Applications: Data Centres, Museums, Libraries, Galleries, Electrical Switching Rooms, Machinery Spaces and more. Learn more

INERGEN System 200 Bar

The INERGEN 200 Bar System protects enclosed areas where people may be present and where damage from conventional agents cannot be tolerated. Upon discharge, INERGEN agent fills the room, mixing with the air to suppress fires quickly and effectively. An inert gas mixture, the agent is safe for people and poses no threat to the environment. Learn More

INERGEN System 150 Bar

INERGEN clean agent is non-toxic to humans and will not damage valuable assets. It is suited for suppressing fires in hazards where an electrically non-conductive medium is essential or desirable, where clean-up of other agents presents problems, or where the hazard is a workplace that requires a non-toxic agent. INERGEN fire suppression systems are ideally suited to protecting properties with sensitive or precious assets such as data facilities, historical archives, libraries, museums, and galleries. Learn More

Latest research on Data Centre protection

Torvac is committed to providing high quality, state-of-the art fire protection solutions. We constantly seek out new innovative ideas and research. If you would like to know more about the Protection of Data Centres please download and read the Research paper by British academic Dr T R Nichols, CPhys MIFireE
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