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Dry air and condensing humidity require ice-cold fire protection
Give fires the cold shoulder with WAGNER solutions
Keep frozen goods ready to deliver and enjoy at all times
with OxyReduct® active fire prevention

Fire protection in a deep-freeze warehouse

Causes and risks of fire in deep-freeze storage

A fire in a deep-freeze warehouse? That may seem illogical at first, since cold and ice conjure up associations quite the opposite to fire and heat. Fire protection is an important issue for refrigerated and deep-freeze logistics, because ice and cold do not protect against fire here. The wooden pallets usually used to store goods as well as the packaging material are highly flammable in the cold and dry air. In addition, technical defects in control cabinets, cooling units, cranes or vacuum packaging systems and others can cause fires. Flammable insulating materials such as mineral wool or polystyrene installed in the deep-freeze warehouse can also pose a fire hazard. The construction of the storage rooms in ever larger dimensions with their narrow and high aisles and ever decreasing spaces between the shelves promotes rapid spread of the fire and makes it difficult to extinguish using conventional systems or the fire brigade. It is therefore important to prevent the development and spread of fire in cold storage.

Protect the supply chain - rely on active fire prevention

Prevent fires rather than regulating damage

Intelligent and reliable fire protection systems that can withstand the extreme conditions inside deep-freeze storage facilities ensure preservation of the supply chain, and protect cold and deep-freeze warehouses against fire-related downtime.


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  • Fire protection
    Preventative fire protection instead of damage control through conventional systems.
  • Cold-resistant
    Be it condensation or ice, WAGNER’s systems are designed for reliable operation under the toughest environmental conditions.
  • No consequential damage
    Active fire prevention eliminates damage to goods caused by extinguishing water containing antifreeze.
  • Space-saving
    Compact systems from WAGNER allow you to take advantage of the warehouse’s full storage capacity.
  • Adjustable
    The systems can be flexibly adapted to the new conditions after changes in use.

Reference projects

NewCold Burley, Idaho (USA): Comprehensive fire protection for a new, fully-automated deep-freeze high-bay storage

The cold warehouse helps support the production and supply chain activities of leading food processors in the region, including McCain Foods. It is our responsibility to ensure availability, even in the event of a fire.

Jonas Swarttouw, VP Customer & Business Development U.S. at NewCold

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Thomas Fürtig, operations manager of Eisbär Eis (Germany): Active fire prevention protects deep-freeze high-bay warehouses and ensures operational readiness

Business disruption is an absolute no-go. For us, it is about the safety of the warehouse and protecting the new investment. Because the availability of our products always has top priority.

Thomas Fürtig, operations manager of Eisbär Eis

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NewCold Germany Rheine GmbH (Germany): WAGNER fire protection solution protects Germany’s largest fully automatic high-bay deep-freeze storage facility

The solution speaks for itself: in our new high-bay cold storage warehouse, nothing can burn thanks to active fire prevention using oxygen reduction. Thanks to the high energy efficiency of the VPSA technology installed, we not only score big in terms of security, we also keep operation costs down.

Frank Huckschlag, Managing Director, NewCold Germany Rheine

Preferred Freezer Services, Richland (USA): Minimising fire-related risk in the food industry

Our warehouse has to be operational 24/7 no matter what. We can’t afford interruptions of any kind. This is what made WAGNER’s OxyReduct® active fire prevention system the most suitable fire protection solution for us.

Burnie Taylor, General Manager, Preferred Freezer Services

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