This a very hot topic and one that’s gathering pace now since this most recent activation at CLICK HERE – ING Datacentre Outage – BBC News

The original incidents date back to 2007 which amazingly means that at the time of writing we are now approaching 10 years of awareness and yet the incidents increase year on year and the risks appear to be ignored despite the potential significant losses to business interruption and data.

There have been various incidents in all types and sizes of data sites around the world with one of the biggest outages being at West Host which occurred 7 years ago through an accidental discharge of the Inergen Suppression System  – See the various reports at CLICK HERE – West Host Datacentre Outage & Data Loss this incident caused hundreds of thousands of email accounts and websites to go offline and some data including the back ups were irrecoverably lost.

There have been various other incidents in both commercial banking datacentres, smaller comms rooms and most recently at ING, (link above) and also at Glasgow City Council outage through a reported “Shockwave” vibration from an accidental suppression release CLICK HERE – Shockwave Datacentre Outage at Glasgow City Council possibly through false detection possibly caused by a failed AC unit setting off detection and then releasing an inert suppression system.

With these enormous risks why are so many clients NOT taking the evasive action that is available? By simply upgrading detection to robust false alarm immune detection but more importantly adopting “Silent Extinguishing” and yes in an ideal world this would be at the point of a new installation but it is also easily implemented retrospectively and doesn’t involve replacing the system. Possibly simply replacing the nozzles and reviewing sounder coverage and by engaging with Senseco Systems and installing the “Silent Nozzle”. As we have done already for our client “Doosan Power” after they also suffered a system outage see the case study CLICK HERE – Senseco Case Study – Doosan Power

The risk is simply noise, there has been significant tests and white papers produced to prove the risk and these are best explained in the recent “Silent Extinguishing – White Paper Rev Sept 2015” (See Link Below). The issue surrounding the noise emitted from both sounders and more so the gas suppression nozzles are confirmed as the issue. This video explains the easy rectification. We can and have retrofitted these nozzles onto existing suppression systems of various agents, you do not have to replace the system.

We have the physical silent nozzle sample for you to examine and we will offer our support in assisting you in protecting your business critical environment please email us at [email protected] for the details of our Seminars & Presentations which are available at your premises or at one of our next scheduled dates.

You can also download this information from our website CLICK HERE – Download White Paper, Video & Case Study Documents, We can also help you design your next generation of suppression systems to guarantee false alarm immunity and protect the assets from the risk of noise in a datacentre.

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