The Municipal Gallery in the Lenbachhaus in Munich houses a large collection of modern art, including works by Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys. In order to preserve the collections for posterity, a holistic fire protection solution with intelligent and state-of-the-art technology is required. WAGNER Group provides this.
With a volume of around 500 m³, the four storage rooms in the basement are protected by a fire protection solution consisting of fire prevention, very early smoke detection and a danger management system. The OxyReduct® fire prevention system reduces the oxygen content in the protected area to a constant level below the ignition limit of the stored materials by pumping in nitrogen. This creates a protective atmosphere which drastically reduces a fire’s ability to sustain itself. The rooms remain accessible to personnel in the process.
TITANUS PRO·SENS® air sampling smoke detectors for earliest possible smoke detection reliably monitor the protected areas, secured against false alarms, to detect a fire in its earliest stages of forming.
If the system detects a fire, the smoke alarm system’s control panel immediately initiates quick-action reduction. This reduces the oxygen content to a maximum protection level within 240 seconds. Initiating fire control measures at this early state keeps the fire from spreading and minimises the damage it is able to cause. OxyReduct® is also able to maintain the reduced oxygen concentration for as long as is desired after quick-action reduction has already been carried out.
The valuable art objects of the Lenbachhaus are comprehensively protected by a combined fire protection solution consisting of fire prevention, early fire detection and a hazard management system. Learn more in our application report.