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HI-FOG® First High-Pressure Water Mist System to Attain FM Approvals Certification for Fire Protection in Data Centers
22 February 2017
Marioff's HI-FOG®, renowned for its ability to suppress, control and cool fires, is the first high-pressure water mist fire protection system to meet the new FM Approvals standards for fire protection in data centers. The new standards were created by FM Approvals, an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. Marioff, a leading developer of water mist fire protection technology, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
HI-FOG earned FM Approvals certification after full-scale fire tests. This specific certification covers fire protection of the data processing equipment halls and cable trays below raised floors.
With the amount of data produced and consumed growing exponentially every year, there has been an increased demand for large data centers. Housing hundreds of kilometers of cables connecting servers to internet and power sources, data servers pose a risk of fire incidents that can be challenging for firefighting. HI-FOG helps to reduce equipment damage and downtime thanks to localized suppression and control of fire as well as low water usage.
“Marioff is proud of this certificate by FM Approvals. It is a logical add-on to our impressive list of approvals and shows that HI-FOG is a performance-based solution now formally certified to protect modern data centers as well,” said Henri Simula, global account manager, Marioff Corporation Oy. “In addition to HI-FOG’s superior firefighting capabilities, another benefit is there are no expensive refill costs, which are typically found with gas suppression systems.”
The FM-approved HI-FOG system can also safely function in ventilated conditions as well as in the narrow spaces under the raised floor of a data hall and is equipped with a “pre-action” security mechanism, which helps to prevent accidental water leakages and false discharges in the white space.
Contact: Henri Simula
+358 10 6880432
About Marioff and HI-FOG®
Marioff is a leading developer of water mist fire protection technology and supplies system solutions worldwide. The company’s innovative HI-FOG water mist fire protection system safely controls and suppresses fire using significantly less water than conventional sprinkler systems, reducing water damage, cleanup time and operational downtime. Marioff is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.