ModuSec Modular Computer Room Saves Critical IT & Data from Major Fire
December 2014: A large commercial company in Denmark has suffered a major arson attack using a large volume of accelerants in an area immediately adjacent to its computer room - that accommodates critical IT systems and data.
The confined space around the computer room suffered intense heat and smoke for over 60 minutes, as there were issues with the fire brigade reaching the fire. As a result, everything in that outer space was completely destroyed - including power cables to the computer room.
The room was built in 2007 using the ModuSec modular panel system with its high protection phenolic foam core and pre-finished steel outer skins. The room has an external size of 5.85m x 5.6m and is totally self supporting - without any structural steelwork or support for the ceiling from above.
Despite the intense heat, with the outer face of the room glowing red hot (a hole was drilled in the door as they thought there must be a fire inside), the consequent smoke and finally the fire fighting water - the critical hardware and data accommodated within the room suffered absolutely no damage or corruption. Once police and fire brigade allowed access to the room, new power cables were introduced to the room and all systems were up and running again with full access to all company data.