A showcase of the latest fire detection and suppression solutions has taken place at DataCentre Transformation in Manchester from Dataracks.
Here the stand was showing the company’s complete range of fire safety equipment for data centres, including the new Optex HSSD aspiration sensor and the Stat-X family of aerosol-based fire suppression systems from Nobel Fire Systems.
Dataracks has been rewriting the book on data centre design for over 25 years, and is now partnering with Nobel Fire Systems and Optex to introduce the latest fire safety solutions to the market. Optex’s HSSD dust particles sensor sets new standards for early warning of fires, with exceptional sensitivity and a built-in fan to provide active sampling. Its compact, standalone design allows it to be mounted inside cabinets and racks, helping to ensure much more rapid detection than traditional smoke sensors, potentially avoiding a fire from breaking out in the first place.
Nobel Fire Systems’ revolutionary Stat-X range of fire suppression systems are now also supplied by Dataracks, which can be installed into virtually any rack. Using technology developed specifically for high risk areas, each compact, self-contained aerosol unit offers strategic fire control to prevent escalation. This limits the damage associated with whole-room fire suppression, as well as offering significant cost savings by minimising installation and maintenance requirements. These latest offerings are compatible with both the Micro Data Centre and Dataracks’ aisle containment solutions, complementing the company’s existing fire safety solutions, such as the Active Roof and remote monitoring options.
Jeremy Hartley, Managing Director of Dataracks, said as an innovation-focused company, they are pleased to be able to offer these state-of-the-art fire safety solutions to their customers. “Our new agreements with Optex and Nobel Fire Systems will ensure that we remain at the forefront of data centre improvement, setting new standards within the industry.”