Dataracks – the pioneer of cold aisle containment – is partnering with Nobel Fire Systems and Optex to bring a new generation of fire detection and suppression solutions to the data centre market. The company is now offering the HSSD aspiration particle sensor and Stat-X family of aerosol-based fire suppression systems to complement its existing range of fire safety equipment.

Optex’s HSSD aspiration particle sensor sets new standards for early warning of fires, with exceptional sensitivity and a built-in fan to provide active sampling. Its compact, standalone design allows it to be mounted inside cabinets and racks, helping to ensure much more rapid detection than traditional smoke sensors, potentially avoiding a fire from breaking out in the first place.

If the worst should happen, Dataracks now also supplies Nobel Fire Systems’ revolutionary Stat-X range of fire suppression systems, which can be installed into virtually any rack. Using technology developed specifically for high risk areas, each compact, self-contained aerosol unit offers strategic fire control to prevent escalation. This limits the damage associated with whole-room fire suppression, as well as offering significant cost savings by minimising installation and maintenance requirements. These latest offerings are compatible with both the Micro Data Centre and Dataracks’ aisle containment solutions, complementing the company’s existing fire safety solutions, such as the Active Roof and remote monitoring options.

Jeremy Hartley, Managing Director of Dataracks, commented: “As an innovation-focused company, we are pleased to be able to offer these state-of-the-art fire safety solutions to our customers. Our new agreements with Optex and Nobel Fire Systems will ensure that we remain at the forefront of data centre improvement, setting new standards within the industry.”