EBS provides and installs quality fire suppression products designed to protect our customers’ data centers and high-value IT equipment rooms from the potential devastation of a fire. We offer customized solutions for our customers, depending on their budgets, needs, critical function of the space, and other considerations.
Our solutions offers fast smoke detection and fast fire suppression. EBS sells, services and installs all types of systems including water less systems, pre-action systems, clean agent (stand-alone or combined) and standard sprinkler systems. We also offer a broad range of detection and control systems from conventional to software-based, addressable, intelligent systems. These controls can be coupled with several types of detection devices such as smoke, heat, optical and gas.
EBS offer all fire suppression components including all detection devices, controllers and agent storage containers, as well as piping, nozzles, cabling and accessory devices.
WHAT DOES A FULL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM TYPICALLY INCLUDE
A detection system that detects actual fires and not a leak in your cooling system. An alarm that includes both a loud noise and flashing lights. Portable fire extinguishers placed in critical locations. Emergency power-off switch. Emergency suppression system delay or cancel. A suppression agent which doesn't destroy your equipment; and doesn't take so long to clean up that you pass right by your maximum tolerable downtime threshold.
WATER BASED SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
Water-based extinguishing systems fight fires in two dimensions, both in the air and on the equipment. Ideal for structural protection, water-based extinguishing systems are available in either wet or pre-action configurations.
Pipes in a wet system are filled with water at all times, discharging it over the fire when the sprinkler head fuses due to heat build-up. Although the accidental discharge rates of a wet sprinkler system are minimal, an accidental discharge due to a damaged sprinkler activation pipe or fitting leak could cause considerable damage to information technology equipment, possibly resulting in a large or even fatal loss in data processing.
The water-based extinguishing system is a pre-action system, as its pipes remain dry until a reliable fire condition is detected. The single interlock pre-action system requires the activation of heat or smoke detectors before water enters the piping, discharging it over fire. With the double interlock system, water again enters the pipes upon heat detection and loss of air due to fusion of glass bulb or solder link. In both cases, when the sprinkler is merely damaged or there is a simple pipe leak, the pre-action system will transmit the supervisory alarm signal, but keep the piping networks dry.
WATER MIST SYSTEM
Requiring less water to suppress a fire than traditional sprinkler systems, the water mist method extinguishes a fire by absorbing its heat and by discharging very fine droplets (100 to 120 micron) of water. Water mist systems require unique hardware such as steel pipes, water container, pump, gas, nozzles, strainers, detection, and a panel. Water mist may provide a similar level of protection as a sprinkler system.
GASEOUS SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
Gas-based fire suppression systems fight fires in three dimensions, in the space itself and under the equipment cabinets. Designed to protect the equipment and data in process, gas-based systems do not leave a residue or require any clean up of the equipment after it discharges. Clean agent extinguishing systems suppress fire in the incipient stage.
CLEAN AGENT SYSTEMS
These extinguishing pipes contain no gas. Gas will discharge upon activation of the cross-zoned detection system and subsequent mechanical and electrical systems shut down, flooding the room in 10 sec (with the exception of inert gases, which are required to discharge in 60 sec). Although it takes under two minutes to suppress the flames, done by absorbing the fire’s heat, gas in the room is specified to maintain concentration for as long as 10 min to obliterate smaller fires in any hard-to-reach places.
More and more companies are beginning to implement environmentally friendly data center fire suppression systems