Nobel Fire Systems helps protect the Data Industry
Once again, Nobel Fire Systems the UK’s leading fire suppression specialists for the data industry is exhibiting on Stand A55 at Data Centre World, 27-28 February 2013, at ExCeL, London.
Nobel remains dedicated to the absolute imperative of providing effective and dependable fire suppression for the business critical area of data rooms. While owners and operators continue to face the important challenges of finding the right system to meet their exact needs, or simply one of affordability, Nobel Fire Systems works in partnership to find the optimum solution for individual needs.
As no single suppression medium or application method can cover all fire risk situations, the Nobel range of fire suppression systems for Data Room application covers all class of fires. In addition to Stat-X our condensed aerosol system we have a range of gaseous fire suppression systems which take into account the potential effect on the environment, the type of fire risk, all physical constraints, the structure of the specific building, its location and all other practical and economic considerations.
Just added to the range is an Oxygen Reduction Fire Prevention System which is offered in conjunction with Isolcell. Isolcell has over 50 years of experience in research and development of new technologies related to the production of machines and systems to treat and modify gaseous mixtures. Using this controlled atmosphere experience they took the opportunity to develop a new and innovative prevention system with the aim of excluding the risk of fire in designated areas.
The atmosphere we breathe consists mainly of a mixture of nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%). Nitrogen is an inert gas; Oxygen is the natural substance aiding every combustion process, including human respiration. A fire will only exist if sufficient oxygen continuously reaches it to support the speed of the reaction. When the amount of oxygen is not sufficient, a fire will suddenly be extinguished.
The methodology of the Isolcell N2 FireFighter® is based on that principle: to keep the atmosphere in the areas to be protected low in oxygen, less than normal ambient. This will automatically extinguish and inhibit combustion while remaining safe for humans. The effect of this auto-extinguishing atmosphere on humans is the same as the air at 3300m elevation; the partial pressure of oxygen at that height is equal to the partial pressure of oxygen in the methodology of N2 FireFighter®.
Traditional fire-fighting systems have been conceived to automatically extinguish fires. N2 FireFighter® prevents the start
of any combustion in the protected areas by monitoring and controlling the proportion of oxygen to nitrogen in the enclosed
The oxygen reduction system uses machines with specific, automatically regenerating filters, and which modify air through a totally ecological process with very low energy consumption. The proportion of oxygen to nitrogen is changed without the need of additional products or compounds. The resulting mixture is as effective at extinguishing fires as any of the alternative fire-fighting products presently on the market.
Distinguishing N2 FireFighter® from most of these products is that our methodology is completely natural and absolutely safe for humans, consequently it can even be used in normally occupied areas. Furthermore, like the air we normally breathe, the fire-extinguishing atmosphere created is odourless, colourless and does not leave any kind of residual and/or polluting substance.
We also have a Water Mist system that’s been extensively proven in use to be environmentally friendly by using lower volumes of water in comparison to fire sprinkler systems. It also provides greater heat absorption efficiency and can be used across a wide range of data protection applications.