This summer Efectis conducted a full-scale fire test campaign to assess a high-pressure water mist system developed by the company MARIOFF France for use in data centres. A volume of 2,000 m3 was built for this purpose on three levels of the Efectis testing platform and training centre at Saint-Yan Charolais airport (71).
The construction of the test facility, the installation of the computer equipment and the water mist system required less than two months of work for a one-month fire test campaign. Based on the ‘FM 5560 – Approval Standard for Water Mist System’ these performance tests allowed various fire scenarios to be considered and evaluated, through specific criteria, more than thirty measurement points and a dozen video cameras.
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