The Safegard V5 panel is an innovative, intelligent control and monitoring system used in data centres throughout Europe to control smoke and fire dampers. The system monitors and commands particular dampers to open or close in affected zones during a fire. The control system quickly and effectively interfaces directly with the building's fire alarm system and Building Management System. It also means that all of the dampers can be tested remotely on a regular basis, adhering to current building regulations and best practice and significantly reduces maintenance time and cost. The automatic fire/smoke dampers used throughout the data centres are CE marked to the relevant EN 1366-2 or 1366-10 depending on the application and product type and are selected to meet local requirements and legislation.
Safegard Systems can assist designers to address some of the challenges of data centres which can include;
Complicated strategies for fire and smoke containment, smoke extract and clearance.
Gas suppression and clearance.
Local legislation that can impose requirements on materials used and tests required.
Local fire safety legislation.
Long cabling and networking runs.
Nonstandard installations and untested penetrations through new building materials.