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Ensure availability of products and processes
with OxyReduct® active fire prevention
Huge warehouse volumes and automated processes
up, up and away with WAGNER fire protection

Fire protection for automated high-bay warehouses

The effective alternative to sprinkler systems

A high density of goods packed into a tight space, easily combustible packaging material, and electrical equipment all increase the risk of fire in automated high-bay warehouses. High-bay warehouses’ typical structural design and high density of goods mean that fire outbreak or spread can result in enormous losses. When fires occur in high-bay warehouses, a chimney effect often occurs, which helps the fire spread rapidly into higher areas and accelerate the spread of the fire. Suppressing such fires is very difficult as well. They represent a danger to people, the environment, goods, and logistics processes.

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.

Risk minimisation and active protection

Fire prevention as a solution for partly or fully automated high-bay warehouses

The OxyReduct® active fire prevention system relies on preventing fires rather than damage control. The principle behind the system is a simple one: Feeding nitrogen into the protected area removes the supporting oxygen that any potential fires would need in order to spread.


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  • Safe
    Active fire prevention system provides ongoing, reliable fire protection.
  • Individual
    Tailor-made protection schemes for customer-specific risks and protection requirements.
  • Easy
    Extracts nitrogen directly from ambient air on site to use in reducing oxygen concentration levels.
  • Efficient
    VPSA technology offers potential energy savings of up to 80% compared to conventional membrane technology.
  • Flexible
    Easy to adapt in response to changes in usage or building renovation.
  • Environmentally friendly
    No need to dispose of fire residues, ashes or extinguishing gases.
  • Tested
    VdS certified including installer and system recognition.

Reference projects

Pfeifer & Langen Polska S.A., Poznán (Poland): Business processes and the flow of goods are maintained with OxyReduct® even in the case of emergency

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.

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KETTLER Alu-Rad GmbH, St. Ingbert (Germany): Individual protection concept for e-bikes in the new high-bay warehouse

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.

Press Spokesperson at KETTLER Alu-Rad

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Teekanne, Neuss (Germany): Oxygen reduction ensures comprehensive protection of the tar raw material

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 

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CNL / cosnova Beauty, Butzbach (Germany): OxyReduct® secures worldwide distribution of cosmetic products

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 

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Davert, Ascheberg (Germany): No fire-related interruptions to the logistics chain and operational processes

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

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