Fire protection in the data centre - modular construction leads the way

Fire protection in the data centre

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Data centres are essential for businesses, organisations and government agencies to store and manage their data and systems.

Fire protection in data centres is crucial to ensure the safety of data and technology.

But the risk of fires in data centres poses a serious threat, as a fire can not only cause serious damage to technology and data, but also bring business interruption and loss of business.

Modular construction: A role model in fire protection

Compared to conventionally constructed buildings made of concrete, CDC modular data centres can meet all structural requirements in terms of fire protection. By using fire-retardant building materials, fire barriers and ventilation systems, modular data centres can offer the same level of protection as conventionally built data centres. Even F120 fire walls do not pose a serious challenge in modular construction.

The situation is different for data centres in container construction, where structural fire protection, especially walls and ceilings, is hardly possible or only possible to a very limited extent. It is hardly possible to guarantee F90 fire resistance that conforms to data centre standards when data centres are built in containers.

Therefore, special measures must be taken when planning and implementing fire protection measures in data centres in container construction, and even then the maximum fire protection that can be achieved in containers is always inferior to modular construction and always falls short of the requirements of EN 50600 and other certifications.

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Selecting the optimal fire protection technology

Structural fire protection measures include fire-retardant building materials, fire barriers, walls, ceilings and floors should structurally meet fire resistance class F90 to slow down or stop the spread of fire and smoke. Fire barriers and fire doors are essential to prevent the spread of fire into adjacent rooms or buildings.

A reliable fire detection system is crucial to detect fires in data centres at an early stage and sound the alarm. The choice of extinguishing system depends on the type of data centre and the equipment it contains.

Sprinkler systems are effective, but it is important to remember that they can often cause water damage to the technology and data. Gas extinguishing systems and aerosol extinguishing systems are non-conductive and can extinguish the fire quickly without causing damage to the equipment.

Fire walls are important to limit the spread of fire and smoke within the data centre. Fire walls must run both horizontally and vertically and be made of fire-resistant materials.

CDC modular data centres can provide a high level of fire protection through the use of structural fire protection measures, fire detection systems, extinguishing systems and fire walls.

Prepared for emergencies: Maintenance and training

Regular inspection and maintenance of fire safety equipment is just as important as training staff on firefighting and evacuation. Employees should be regularly trained on fire safety measures and procedures in the event of a fire in order to be able to act quickly and safely.

Overall, fire protection in data centres is an essential matter to ensure the safety of data and technology. When planning and implementing fire protection measures, CDC works with the user to develop the optimal fire protection according to the security and availability requirements of the customer’s business operations.

CONCLUSION: Modular construction guarantees first-class fire protection

Cadolto Datacenter's modular construction method offers numerous advantages over conventional construction methods. By using prefabricated modules, data centres can be built quickly and cost-effectively without having to sacrifice the important aspects of fire protection. Modular construction makes it possible to quickly adapt data centres to constantly changing needs by adding or removing modules.

Cadolto Datacenter’s prefabricated modules are manufactured under controlled conditions in the factory, which ensures high quality and consistency. Precise planning and manufacturing can minimise the risk of errors and defects during data centre construction. This ensures compliance with fire regulations and codes.

The modular design allows the data centre to be designed and built according to the customer’s specific requirements. The fast and efficient construction method makes it possible to get data centres up and running in the shortest possible time and thus respond more quickly to business requirements.

Overall, Cadolto Datacenter’s modular construction offers numerous advantages, especially in terms of flexibility, efficiency and fire protection.


What fire protection systems are available for data centres?
A reliable fire detection system and good ventilation are crucial. Fire protection walls, ceilings and doors must already be planned precisely during construction and the choice of building materials. Gas and aerosol extinguishing systems, unlike sprinkler systems, can fight fires without using water.
How warm can a data centre be?
A data centre should generally be kept at an operating temperature between 18 and 27 degrees Celsius. This temperature range is considered ideal for the operation of servers and other IT equipment. If the temperature is too high, the equipment can overheat and the risk of fire increases massively.

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