C-TEC's New EP203 Automatic Extinguisher Panel Installed At Manchester's Tier II Data Centre
Fully compliant with EN12094 part 1, the EP203 functions as a standard three-zone fire panel with extra circuitry for controlling the release of fire suppressing gas into areas where fires need to be extinguished quickly with minimal damage to equipment. The panel is just one of many safeguards in the facility; other protective equipment includes back-up generators should a mains power failure occur, security systems and a high-tech air-conditioning system designed for such facilities.
Says John Sweeney of Manchester Electrical Contractors, the company which specified the system: Automatic extinguisher panels should be fitted as standard in rooms housing expensive, dangerous or irreplaceable items of equipment. In today's IT based society, companies are keen to ensure that the technology they use is sufficiently protected or face thousands of pounds of equipment being damaged and hours of downtime".
With the growing emphasis on safeguarding property as well as people, demand for automatic fire suppression systems is booming. Comments John: "As a specialist installation company, we have noted a significant increase in projects specifying the installation of automatic extinguisher panels. We were particularly impressed with the C-TEC panel as the large graphical display makes it easy-to-install and operate".
Manchester Science Park is one of the city's most prestigious business locations for companies in high-technology sectors and is internationally recognized as a groundbreaking centre of excellence. With three sites accommodating over 100 companies, its reputation as one of the most successful and fastest growing locations of its kind is underpinned by its proven ability to provide the environment, facilities and support to maximise innovation and commercial success. UK Grid moved onto the Science Park in 2006 and now provides a reliable and cost-effective range of connectivity, network and bandwidth services to companies all over the UK.
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... Fully compliant with EN12094 part 1, the EP203 functions as a standard three-zone fire panel with extra circuitry for controlling the release of fire suppressing gas ...