Object fire protection provide business continuity
Every company around the world is using IT to enable their business processes and production. This IT is often housed in small data rooms with one or two server-racks on-site with possible backups in the cloud or also locally.
There is now also a tendency towards providing more calculating power locally in micro datacenters thus moving away again from the cloud to improve response time, the so-called edge-computing. These systems are backed-up also in the cloud but are of extreme importance for the continuation of all business activities.
Next to that there is a complete array of small cabinets or enclosures which steer production lines or complete factories. These PLC cabinets have buzz bars, all kinds of high voltage input and control equipment that are vital in this time and capital intensive production era.
These on-site business critical cabinets are the backbone of every company and are often neglected in the risk analysis of business continuity but also from a fire prevention and protection view point.
Fire prevention, detection and suppression are mainly viewed from a life safety and a building technology standpoint. This means that there must be fire safety equipment present to protect the people and the building. But if you also consider production downtime and loss of data than the fire safety picture can look a lot different. Read More
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