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The Challenge of Fire Suppression System ‘noise’ within Data Centres. The Impact of Noise on Computer Hard Drives

12:30 - 13:00

Understanding and overcoming issues which modern hard disk drives face in areas protected with gaseous fire suppression systems.

Understanding and addressing the issues of noise from Gaseous Fire Suppression systems and the impact on Computer Hard Drives

Key Areas Addressed:

  • Evolution of data centres and how this affects the approach to fire suppression.
  • Modern Hard disk drive sensitivity to gaseous fire suppression systems.
  • The importance of assessing room structure and contents.
  • Acoustic Nozzles, and how they help to mitigate noise levels.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Awareness of hard disk drive sensitivity issues.
  • Education regarding the importance of proper hazard analysis.
  • Understanding how to reduce noise levels from Gaseous Suppression systems in areas with sensitive hard disk drives


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