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.
In a manner of speaking, the system takes incipient fires’ breath away. It suppresses fire development right from the initial stage, before an open fire even has a chance to develop. The system can be used in both partly automated and fully automated warehouses. We adapt the protection concept to the particular conditions within each warehouse, and reduce oxygen concentrations from their normal 20.9 % vol. to a level between 13.8 and 17.0 % vol.
WAGNER’s VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH-approved technology works by reducing room or protected-area oxygen levels in a controlled manner. Nitrogen drawn from the surrounding air is fed into the protected area, reducing oxygen concentration levels below the specific ignition threshold of the materials contained therein, and holding them there. The patented technology thereby creates an atmosphere that prevents fires from starting or spreading.
Fire prevention systems help you avoid costly operational downtime and interruptions. You protect your goods and investments, thus considerably reducing your business risk. Should your circumstances change in terms of facility usage or building expansion/conversion, you always have the flexibility to adapt your OxyReduct® system accordingly. Benefit from the system’s high cost-benefit ratio and low operating costs compared to air conditioning or lighting systems, and count on a certified, tested system already successfully protecting hundreds of other customers.
OxyReduct® is the first active fire prevention system recognised by the VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH (Organisation of Property Insurers). This award is of central importance to builders, owners and operators as a testament to the system’s quality and reliability. OxyReduct® also meets the highest standards in personal protection: It regulates oxygen levels within the warehouse depending on the facility operator’s specifications and the level of protection selected for the high-bay warehouse in question.
Oxygen concentration levels can be set such that healthy employees can work and operate warehouse equipment within the environment without issue. The German Statutory Accident Insurance Organisation (DGUV) published a paper on the topic in June of 2013. In Informational Sheet BGI/GUV-I 5162, “Working in Oxygen-Reduced Environments,” it lists three risk classes for working in spaces with with reduced oxygen levels, and recommends specific safety measures for each level. See the OxyReduct® product section for more information.
TITANUS® air sampling smoke detectors are used in combination with OxyReduct® active fire prevention to help detect smouldering fires early on. TITANUS® early fire detection systems can detect even the smallest pyrolysis particles in the air reliably.
VisuLAN® risk management makes it possible to monitor and manage a variety of building technology, communications, and security systems centrally. This minimises security risks and operating errors, and makes it possible to take appropriate emergency response action quickly, in order to prevent more serious damage.
Paper, cardboard, plastic film—many of the packaging materials used in rack storage facilities are highly combustible. Once these materials ignite, the fire can spread throughout the high-bay warehouse rapidly. This video shows the fire behaviour of cardboard in a reduced-oxygen atmosphere, illustrating the principle behind WAGNER’s OxyReduct® active fire prevention system. View fire experiment now!