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Forgive me if this is the silliest question you've ever come across, but this area of science is not my expertise. I'm considering adding a few more stuff to my folding room for the winter and was wondering if there is any danger of setting off the fire sprinklers.

 

I believe most fire sprinklers chemical reaction that sets them off happens somewhere in the 60s (degrees C) for red/orange bulbs which is what I have. I've never seen any of my components go over 100C (Fermi gpu being my hottest stuff) and if I am not mistaken air is a poor conductor of heat. Can anyone explain to me how much of that heat is transferred to the air and if adding more stuff but maintaining my current max heat threshold would significantly increase the chance of setting off the system?

 

I guess I could open a window, use another room, or make a cover for the sprinkler (since I monitor my machines when I fold); but i'm just curious to the answer for this question...

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60c is 140F.
if it got that hot in your room, you would be uncomfortable enough to try and set off the sprinkler just to cool down.
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The glass bulb (the red or orange thing) needs to reach a high temperature before it activates.

Normally it means that the air round the bulb needs to be at 60-70°C (for orange / red). Doesn't matter what temperature any point sources in the room are. Put it this way - people use stoves and ovens in rooms with sprinklers - stoves get significantly hotter and ovens put out way more heat than PCs.

Additionally if the air were that hot then your PC would likely have already shut down from overheating, you have nothing to worry about.
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Yeah the heat only goes a few inches behind you computer. Folding with gpus does raise the room temp, but only by a few degrees. My computer room is maybe 4 or 5 degrees F warmer then the rest of my apartment
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Make sure to affix an umbrella to your computer cases. thumb.gif

In all seriousness though; don't worry about it. If the room temperature gets that warm, you have other things to worry about.
Perhaps look into heating your house with that one room by putting a box fan in the door way to circulate air out of the room by blowing the cooler air at the floor level into the room...


My house setup is perfect for heating in that the air intake for my central air system is right by all my computers... so all their hot air is pulled right in there, and I can run just the fan instead of actually turning the furnace on. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

The glass bulb (the red or orange thing) needs to reach a high temperature before it activates.
Yeah, it's just a liquid inside that needs to expand and break. They have to get pretty damn hot to activate.
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