Clean Agent System Success: Disaster Averted at Data Center
NWF’s valued client, a large regional insurer, recently avoided disaster on an early Sunday morning. Having installed a Clean Agent Fire Suppression System in their data center to provide protection against equipment loss and business interruption, their facility was well-protected. The fire started in a server cabinet, with a cooling fan overheating. The event started out small enough, but with the materials in the fan melting and producing smoke, the first smoke detector quickly went into alarm. The first action taken by the Control System was to alert personnel and send a signal to the building fire alarm system. The event expanded to the point that a second smoke detector went into alarm, started the discharge timer and ultimately discharged the Clean Agent System.
With disaster averted, this successful fire detection and suppression enabled the client to replace the faulty fan and ramp back up in a matter of hours, instead of days or weeks.
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