Protecting Telecommunications Centers with a Clean Agent Fire Suppression
The Seeboard Offices in Worthing, UK have a busy telecommunications centre managing the customer base for its UK operation. The communications equipment, associated data control equipment and the essential power and UPS equipment were protected from fire by five stand-alone Halon fire suppression systems.
Unfortunately we now know that Halon is damaging the ozone layer, adding to the global warming problem. In response, the European Community issued Regulation 2037/2000, which made the removal of Halon mandatory in 2003.
Minimizing Down-time and Disruption During Critical Safety Updates
Fike distributors have BAFE certification for Halon decommissioning in full compliance with EC Regulation 2037/2000, and the Seeboard Offices’ Halon systems were successfully replaced with Fike’s innovative ECARO-25® system –at minimal cost and disruption to the company’s vital facilities.
Fike’s ECARO-25 clean agent fire suppression system makes it possible to leave the existing piping in place, and exchange the cylinders and discharge nozzles only. These major advantages of ECARO-25 make a Halon retrofit as easy as possible, even for equipment that is running almost 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Now the critical suppression systems at the Seeboard Offices in Worthing are in full compliance with EC 2037/2000, by using the environmentally safe, cost-effective ECARO-25 waterless fire extinguishing agent from Fike Corporation.
The Key Success Factors of the Program Were:
- Minimum downtime of the data control and telecommunications areas.
- The environmentally friendly ECARO-25 properties allowed for an easy, Halon retrofit installation.
- The cost savings compared to other alternative suppression agents.