• Subject: Re: Fire Extinquisher for the Computer Room
  • From: Peter Coffin <phcoffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 15:33:21 -0400

> This also made me think of disaster recovery (I know, I should have been
> thinking of it
> before).  Do any of you have contracts with a company that will provide an
> alternate site
> if a disaster happens to your AS400.  Or will bring one to your site?
> What companies can I
> check into?
>

Remember that there's two different breeds of Halon, one which is harmless to
humans but exceedingly bad for the ozone layer and was made illegal for use in
the US a couple of years ago. The other is largely non-damaging to the
environment, but works by interfering with the combination of oxygen with other
things, which prevents human respiration from working, in addition to snuffing
out fires. My understanding is that this version is still legal, but you really
don't want to be in the machine room when the system goes off. If you inhale,
you probably won't make it to the door.

Peter H. Coffin
phcoffin@us.ibm.com
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