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NFPA 75

NFPA 75: Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment

Protection of information technology equipment.

 

The 2009 NFPA 75: Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment provides the latest requirements for computer installations needing fire protection and special building construction, rooms, areas, or operating environments. Application is based on risk considerations such as the business interruption aspects of the function -- as in computers used in the stock market -- or the fire threat to the installation.

 

Changes to the 2009 edition include:

 

  • Language was added to the section on telecommunications risks to clarify that telecommunication facilities that are part of the public network are addressed by NFPA 76: Standard for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities.
  • Requirement for either an automatic sprinkler system, carbon dioxide extinguishing system, or inert agent fire extinguishing system for the protection of the area below the raised floor in an information technology equipment room or information technology equipment area unless exemption is allowed by applicable installation standards identified in Section 2.2.

 

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