How VESDA Smoke Detection Works

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If you’ve toured a few data centers, you’ve likely heard of VESDA smoke detectors, which is short for Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus. This video provides an introduction to VESDA air sampling technology and illustrates how the technology works. This video runs about 2 minutes.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.