The highly complex technical equipment of data centers and other IT areas, as well as the materials used there, carry a particularly high risk of fire. Due to the high concentration of energy and the materials used, e.g. plastics, data centers present an increased fire risk.
Due to absent or unprofessional cooling, hot spots can occur in the system, causing overheating. Numerous active electronic components, complex cabling in false floors and transition resistances in the many cable terminals entail a risk of short-circuits, technical defect or thermal overloading. This is especially true for the computer and server areas, including the associated climate brackets in data centers. Even small or medium-sized server rooms and closed server cabinets as part of a company's infrastructure in any sector of the economy feature the same fire hazards.
Flames, smoke, gas emissions, heat – fire has many facets. Minimax has the right fire detectors for the various areas within data centers. Their signals converge in the fire detection and extinguishing control panel, which issues an alarm to the people at risk and the fire brigade. In addition, the Minimax panel monitors the installed fire protection system for proper functioning and electrically triggers the extinguishing systems that are not equipped with their own triggering elements, e.g. sprinkler systems.
A sprinkler system ensures overall building protection in a data center. Minimax offers a broad range of sprinkler types and special sprinklers that allow for ideal adaptation of the sprinkler system to the respective installation situation in the various protected areas.
Areas with special fire risks or deployment conditions require - either in addition to or instead of the sprinkler system - a tailored volume or local protection system. Accordingly, Minifog water mist extinguishing systems, foam extinguishing systems, Oxeo inert gas extinguishing systems, halocarbon extinguishing systems, Oxeo Prevent fire prevention systems and Oxeo EcoPrevent fire prevention systems are used in data centers.
Structural fire protection, as well as technical systems by Minimax Mobile Services, such as fire extinguishers, wall hydrants and smoke and heat extraction systems, complete fire protection in data centers.