Another long standing customer of Secure IT Environments – we already look after three IT rooms at their European Headquarters and have just completed a fourth install of a Novec Fire Suppression System in their secure tape store room. With offices in central London and the Bank needing to be 100% operational during the week, the project took place at the weekend, originally scheduled to take two weekends, the team managed to turn this project around in just one, saving the client time and money.

Novec was chosen because it is a synthetic, non conductive anti fire system designed as the modern and more environmentally friendly alternative to FM200.

The benefits of Novec are multiple:

The gas extinguishes via its cooling effect, and as it is liquid at room temperature it makes handling, shipping, & system maintenance much easier that its Halon predecessor.

It has zero ozone depletion potential & an extremely low global warming potential in that it has an atmospheric lifetime of just 5 days as opposed to its nearest Halocarbon alternative with a lifetime of 33 years.

It can be used for both streaming & flooding applications & has been designed for special hazards fire protection.

Novec has a very low use concentration in that the amount required for effective suppression is around 5.3%-5.6% of the volume of the target area to be protected. This means our Novec systems have one of the smallest system storage footprints too.