FAAST aspirating smoke detection technology offers a sophisticated, yet easy-to-install upgrade path.
Smoke or fire damage to IT equipment can result in heavy losses. Aspirating sensor technology offers a high level of protection for data centers while addressing the unique conditions and complications of these environments.
Modern technology, capacity, and increasing data demands are just a few of the reasons data center fire protection is complex. According to Jeffrey Tubbs, PE, FSFPE (Arup Principal and Boston Fire Group Leader), Garr Di Salvo, PE, LEED AP (Arup Americas critical facilities construction and operations designer and Arup Associate Principal), and Andrew Neviackas, PE (Arup Senior Fire Protection Engineer and code consultant), the overall fire protection strategy stems from the tolerable level of risk. These consultants stress the importance of developing a comprehensive fire protection program for data centers that is appropriate to the stakeholder risk tolerance and required level of business continuity.