Water and smoke are alien to a Comms Room / data cabling!
Water Leak Detection can be simple or complex but always requires careful consideration towards the application that allows access to the tape long after the construction teams have completed their works.
A simple Comms Room with accessible false floor is the easy option and similarly offers a simple zoned water leak detection system about the floor slab perimeter encompassing the air conditioning units such that any overspill from these units – this does happen! – is sensed and alarmed before the overspill is afforded the time for the water to ingress the area and damage sensitive data cabling.
A larger Comms Room creates a greater search distance to locate such spills and Gemini offer the Raychem system that identifies within 1 metre, where the leak is by way of a mapped sensing cable and easy reference framed layout. Many floors incorporate tea stations of kitchens or toilet areas where a water leak can occur unnoticed until the water sensing system alarms. Gemini offer bespoke designs to accommodate such requirements. In these instances where the floor finishes are of high quality, access under floor is not afforded, Gemini have become well versed in ingenious applications to cater for these situations.
An example of a larger mapped system and smaller zoned systems has been installed in a major financing company as well as most Comms Rooms where Gemini Fire have designed and installed smoke detection and suppression systems.
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