The DCFS Data Centre Fire Specialist course is for facilities managers, engineers, architects and technicians working in the data centre environment or anyone planning to work in the data centre environment. It is designed to give engineers and managers a comprehensive understanding and overview of fire safety engineering in data centers, computer rooms and telecommunications facilities.
• Understanding the risk
• Standards and Regulations
• Building with low fire risk
• Managing with low fire risk
• Fire detection and alarm
• Automatic fire suppression
Data Centre Fire Specialist Course
This course is for facilities managers, engineers, architects and technicians working in the data centre environment or anyone planning to work in the data centre environment. It is designed to give engineers and managers a comprehensive understanding and overview of fire safety engineering in data centers, computer rooms and telecommunications facilities.
It leads on from the introduction to the subject given in Capitoline’s Data Centre Design (DCD) and Data Centre Operations Management Course (DCOM).
What will you learn?
The skill and knowledge of today’s Data Centre managers and engineers has a major impact on the smooth running of a data centre facility.
The British Standards Institute lists 4133 British and European Standards relating to fire protection, construction, alarm and management. For North American, ISO/IEC and other national standards we could list just as many again. It can be bewildering to know where to start in the complex interaction of engineering disciplines encountered when putting together a viable (and legal) management plan for fire safety engineering in data centres.
After power problems, fire is the second largest cause of facilities outages in data centres, yet is the largest cause of actual outage time with the average downtime caused by fire issues currently around twenty-five hours!
This unique and original course guides you though;
• Understanding the standards
• Laws, Directives and requirements from the insurance industry
• Designing and constructing with low fire risk
• Operating with low fire risk
• Methods of fire detection and alarm relevant to data centres
• Automatic methods of fire suppression for data centres
• Integration of systems such as fire detection, BMS, ventilation, air conditioning and power
• Risk assessments
• Integrating fire safety engineering into data centre management
This course draws on the most relevant standards for data centres such as EN 50600-2-5 and EN 50600-3-1 plus TIA 942, NFPA 75, BS 6266 and many others.
Simply the best learning experience
Many Data Centre Managers only experience a few facilities in their career. Our instructors see new facilities every month. If you have a question they will have the answer.
The course is packed with information to help you in understanding fire safety management in the data centre and is accompanied by a series of eBooks and template documents to help you develop professional fire safety management in your data centre.
If anything is not clear then our instructors are available to answer your questions. They are data centre consultants with many years experience in design and auditing so you can learn from their practical experience.
The course is kept continuously up to date and explains in detail the relevance of US, UK, European and International standards and how to apply them. Our instructors are actively involved in the committees developing European and American data centre standards.
Available as an Online Course Subscription
Access to the online data centre design course is provided by subscription.
All course subscribers have access to online animated, narrated lessons supported by detailed notes. Find out more about the features of online courses here.
Renewing your annual subscription gives you continued access to the course material to use as a reference. If you have an active subscription you will automatically get access to the latest updated versions of the course.
Available as a Classroom Course
When you book on the classroom course you will also be given access to the online course Subscription for one year. Access will be granted on receipt by Capitoline of your payment (Note: If booking through a 3rd party this may be later than your payment to them). When you take the classroom course there will be class exercises to help with your understanding.
Available as a Virtual Instructor-Led Course
Virtual Instructor-Led courses are provided over a video link. You are supported by two instructors, one leads the course whilst the other is available to answer questions you have during the course. This also ensures reliable continuity as each instructor joins via separate Internet connections and each is fully conversant with all of our courses. When you book on the Virtual Instructor-Led course you will also be given access to the online data centre design course course Subscription for one year.
There are also regular quizzes to help you learn
- Quizzes and a final exam to confirm learning and progress
Who should take this course?
- Students will probably be working in a data centre or have a desire to work in one.
Get Certified – Certificate and Logo
If you complete this DCFS data centre fire specialist course and pass the exam you will be awarded a certificate and the right to use the DCFS logo and the DCFS designation after your name whilst your certificate is valid. The certificate will expire three years from the date of issue of the certificate. In order to renew certification, it will normally be necessary to pay for and take a renewal examination and to be subscribed to the appropriate course. Near the end of your certificate expiry we will send a reminder to your registered email address to explain the process.
Introduction to data centre fire safety
- The level of risk presented by fire in the datacentre
- Different failure mechanisms in the data centre
- Potential downtime according to risk factor
Regulations, Codes and Standards which drive the market
- Which European and American regulations apply
- What the data centre standards say
- Third party approvals and certifications
Building with low fire risk
- Fire resistance of walls, doors etc.
- EU Construction Products Regulations, CPR, and low fire hazard cables
- US NFPA requirements
- Emergency lighting
- Correct signage
- Appropriate fire exits
- Overpressure relief systems
- Ventilation and smoke extract
Fire detection and alarm
- Ionisation and optical smoke detectors
- Aspirating Smoke Detection
- Correct locations of smoke detectors
- Dealing with enclosed aisle structures
- Integration with building alarm systems
- Coincident detection and integration with fire suppression systems
- Manual fire extinguishers
- NFPA and EU F Gas Regulations
- Global Warming Potential and Ozone Depletion Potential
- Halogenated and inert gas products
- Hypoxic fire suppression
- Sprinklers and water mist
- What is recommended and what is not
Managing with low fire risk
- Fire Safety Plan
- Fire Risk Assessment
- Inspection and audits
- Managing flammable materials
- Cause and effect management algorithm
- Permit to Work and incident reports
- Recovery plan
- Staff Training