Fires need oxygen, heat, and fuel to develop. Highly combustible packaging materials represent an ideal fuel source.
A high degree of warehouse automation is synonymous with an increased risk of fire, because, statistically speaking, technical defects and the resulting short circuits or equipment overheating can lead to fire outbreak. The carriers of fire risk in automated high-bay warehouses include conveyor belts, storage and retrieval machines, packaging machines, rolling doors, and building systems such as electricity, lights, and HVAC. As such, the fire protection requirements for automated high-bay warehouses are particularly high: planners need to ensure that fires will be detected immediately upon outbreak and prevented from spreading, so that stored goods are protected and delivery bottlenecks, downtime and resulting costs are avoided. The problem with conventional sprinkler systems is that they result in significant, costly extinguishing process-related and water damage, so downtime is unavoidable. WAGNER’s professionally engineered systems for high-bay warehouses represent an alternative to sprinkler systems, one relying on active fire prevention rather than damage control. With its OxyReduct® oxygen reduction system, WAGNER has established an innovative protective solution that minimises the risk of fire from the outset.
In our case, the most important thing is to protect the stored sugar. This means foam or water-based solutions were not an option for us.
Andrzej Biedulski, Project Manager at Pfeifer & Langen Polska S.A.
We needed a holistic fire protection solution for both the high-bay warehouse and the battery warehouse, where the unassembled lithium-ion batteries are stored. Pioneering work was required here, because suitable protection concepts from other bicycle or battery manufacturers did not exist and still do not exist. Based on many years of experience in plant engineering, WAGNER developed a completely individual, safe solution for us.
Jürgen Löchel, Plant Manager at the sites Harnweiler and St. Ingbert at KETTLER Alu-Rad
When we asked ourselves how we could best protect our products and at the same time meet the fire protection requirements, we decided on an inert warehouse. The concept and the well-founded experience as well as reference visits have encouraged us to realize our project with the company WAGNER.
Klaus Gores, Head of Central Technology at Teekanne GmbH & Co. KG
An attractive investment, transparent operating costs, and maximum safety for our products. OxyReduct is a way for us to safeguard our existence.
Andreas Erbe, former Managing Director of CNL GmbH
Fire prevention needs to be problem-free and easy to service. The installation process was smooth, and the service was tip-top.
Friedrich Niehoff, Managing Partner of Davert GmbH