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ModusecSM security wall and ceiling installation, provides for the rapid build of secure rooms to meet a Surelock base or enhanced level of protection. This is achieved by modular panels assembled on site, requiring no foundation or wet trades.

ModusecSM secure rooms are typically used to protect critical assets, such as computer hardware and data from flame plus heat (integrity and insulation), water, smoke, dust, electromagnetic pulse, vandalism, sabotage, theft and explosion.

ModusecSM panels are light in weight but extremely strong with steel facing. They are pre-finished and simply locked together to form a room of any size.

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ModusecSM Secure Rooms

Ordering code: S-10960-(project reference)

Technical information:

Example of a secure room installation, installed over a weekend, meeting stringent security and operational specifications. The room included a Stafford Bridge Sandhurst security doorset, glazing and a secure transfer unit.

Fast installation of secure rooms with

no wet trades

Typical security doorsets

Advantages of The ModuSecSM System Over Traditional Build

Technical information:

Cost: Cost effective solution as a proportion of the total build and fit-out costs

Flexibility: Any size or shape can be created with the ability to cut panels on site. Panels can be erected hard up to existing walls and ceilings (although we recommend a 50mm gap to allow for wall irregularities and a small space to allow moisture to escape from existing wall). Doors can be made to suit single, double or sliding.

User Friendly: Panels can be drilled or fixed to at any point by the user or service providers without the need for special provision from the manufacturers. Conduit can be installed inside the panels at manufacture for hidden cable runs.

Lampertz room: Have to be drilled by Lampertz and can only be drilled in special locations.

Test Specification: Approved by the UK insurance industry (LPCB LPS 1208). Actual test results showed the protected surface temperature to be an average of 40 deg C (max 52 deg C) after 60 minutes with the furnace side at 950 deg C. Temperatures away from the surface drop dramatically.

(Note – computer media must be kept below 55 deg C)

Advantages Over (BS476) Mineral Wool

Insulation: The ‘ModuSecSM’ Pyrofoam panels have less than half the ‘U value’ (rate of heat transfer) of mineral wool. Hence you need more than double the thickness of mineral wool for the same insulation value (around 250mm as opposed to our 100mm). This is not only important in a fire situation but in terms of thermal stability within the protected space from solar and other exterior heat sources.

Structural Strength: Our core material (Pyro-foam) has its own structural strength – it is not dependent on the steel skin or any additional structure to support it (up to 6m). Mineral wool has no structural strength. It depends on the glue that sticks it together and the steel skin to support it. In a fire situation, if the steel skin fails, the strength goes with it. Generally mineral wool panels can only safely span up to 4m without additional steel.

In a blast situation, the suction or back forces are greater than forward impact force. In composite panels, the exterior steel skin is likely to be sucked off the panel. This leaves mineral wool panels with no structural strength. Pyrofoam stands alone.

Steel container full of plant and tools weighing many tons – supported by off-cuts of our panels

ModuSecSM ceilings meet around 5 times the BS6399 criteria for ‘walk on’ strength. This allows adequate access to services over the space.

Joints: Mineral wool panels are generally butted together with a small interlink of the steel skin only. They are then just fixed at top and bottom channels. There is no overlap of the core insulating material. Pyrofoam panels are physically locked together with a mechanical camlock system with profiled sides that fit into the adjacent panel. This provides far higher physical protection (blast tested with 100kg of TNT at 18m).

Mineral Wool Panel Joint

ModuSecSM Pyrofoam Joint

Water: Mineral wool is porous. If water gets in to the core it will increase its weight and add to structural problems. Pyrofoam is non porous. In practical terms it is also non-combustible – unlike other foamed products produced in the past – and is fully approved by all UK insurance companies for ‘high risk’ areas. It will not produce smoke or add to a fire load in a building.

Contamination: When drilled, mineral wool will produce very light airborne fibres that can contaminate hardware. Pyrofoam only produces a localized heavy dust.

Rodents: Pyrofoam is poisonous to rodents and offers no ‘nesting’ value (unlike mineral wool).

Facility: The foaming process allows the inclusion of almost any facility within the panels. This includes cable way conduit and back boxes, strengthening material to mount heavy objects on the panels, steel mesh sheets to increase physical security further and additional specialist sound proofing materials (the panels already offer a 45 db attenuation). This is not possible with mineral wool where all services have to be surface mounted and heavy objects mounted by drilling through the panels.

Intrusion and blast tested: The ‘ModuSecSM’ Pyrofoam system with options including additional steel mesh core material has been intrusion and blast tested for the physical protection of computer rooms and critical asset/archive stores.

In summary, the ‘ModuSecSM’ Pyrofoam panel system has been specifically developed to meets all the requirements for critical computer room environments. Mineral wool panels are designed for cold stores and general insulation and are not suitable to accommodate and protect critical hardware systems.