Michael Hazell

Understanding the performance of fire protection systems in data centers

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on May 23, 2012

Kathleen's articleIn her May/June NFPA Journal® research column, Kathleen Almand explores the  connection between data centers and fire protection, the introduction of new changes to equipment housed in these centers, and the types of fire safety challenges they present including fire load, energy density, accessibility, and a high and complex airflow environment to manage waste heat. According to Almand, each of these challenges affects the design of fire safety systems, including detection, suppression, and emergency response. So, how can data centers, including the fire protection systems and engineering tools needed to evaluate their performance, continue to evolve to address these issues?

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