Significance of fire protection in hazardous materials storage
The substances stored in hazardous materials warehouses—including solids, liquids and gases—are often flammable; they may be classified as either flammable, highly flammable or extremely flammable. They often have fire- or explosion-conducive characteristics as well. The materials in hazardous materials warehouses represent critical fire risks, making the need for fire protection exceptionally high. Some flammable substances or their combustion residues may also react to oxygen or one another, compounding the danger. Toxic by-products and gases may be formed as a result. To prevent such dangers from occurring, fire prevention is a top priority in hazardous materials warehouses, with the objective of minimising risks to humans, animals and the environment. Business-related concerns are important as well, such as protecting the stored goods against loss, preventing damage to the warehouse itself (including its investment-intensive automation systems), and above all, maintaining normal business operations and thus ensuring the company’s continued delivery capabilities. Disruptions to operating processes should neither occur due to false alarms nor as a result of fire suppression scenarios involving time-consuming, expensive cleaning and disposal work.
Reliable fire protection concept for hazardous goods storage
Active fire prevention combined with CO2 gas extinguishing system
WAGNER worked in cooperation with Fuchs Lubritech and VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH in Cologne to develop a concept that would meet the sophisticated fire protection challenges hazardous materials warehouses pose. The concept protects personnel as well as the building, the goods, the storage technology and the environment. Part of this concept is based on the OxyReduct® active fire prevention system ...
BASF Coatings AG: World’s largest chemicals corporation protects warehouse using sophisticated fire prevention solution
We were faced with a difficult task that we could not accomplish using conventional safety and security technology. Our company fire brigade conducted an extensive series of tests attempting to set fire to an OxyReduct®-protected test laboratory—in vain.
Dr. Peter Bachhausen, Head of Safety and Environmental Protection, BASF Coatings AG
Fuchs Lubritech GmbH, Kaiserslautern (Germany): Lubricants specialist protects its warehouse with OxyReduct
WAGNER worked in cooperation with Fuchs Lubritech and VdS Loss Prevention GmbH to develop a concept that would meet the sophisticated fire protection challenges posed by this hazardous materials warehouse.