Even with the best of traditional fire safety detectors, the precise location & source of the potential threat is difficult to pinpoint. Mike Crovo of Viking Integrated Safety, discusses the use of early warning thermal sensors to enhance fire protection in data centers.
There are technologies and techniques that can mitigate or avoid battery thermal runaway if threat warning signs are detected early. Steven Joseph of Viking Integrated Safety, explores options for reliable fire protection for battery energy storage systems.
Compute and storage are typically the priority in micro data center racks, so cooling, uninterruptible power supplies, batteries, security, and fire protection must all compete for whatever space is left. In this white paper, Viking Integrated Safety outlines their 1U fire protection solution that provides smoke detection and residue-free extinguishing.
A new NFPA standard could have a big impact on the use of batteries in UPS systems, according to a group of data center energy experts, who are seeking to mobilize the industry to seek revisions.