High-bay warehouses have an increased risk of fire due to the high density of goods, highly flammable packaging material and the operation of electrical systems. In the event of a fire, the so-called chimney effect in high-bay warehouses ensures that flames spread upwards very quickly. Due to the radiant heat of the developed fire, the fire spreads to adjacent shelves a little later. The consequences are fatal: Smoke contamination, burn-up and damage caused by extinguishing water lead to immense economic damage, up to the total loss of stored goods and infrastructure. In addition to the direct consequences, a fire can also cause intangible damage such as loss of reputation, missed market opportunities and the loss of customers.
In addition to the fire hazard described above, the avoidance of business interruptions and the total cost of ownership play a decisive role in the selection of suitable fire alarm technology. TITANUS® air sampling smoke detectors have been specially developed to meet these requirements in the best possible way, even under difficult environmental conditions:
Top view of a high-bay aisle monitoring system with TITANUS® Project planning according to VDE 0833-2
On the one hand, TITANUS® achieves what can be achieved with the best possible fire detection. If on the other hand the development of a fire must be excluded in principle, WAGNER also realises this requirement with the VdS-recognised fire prevention system OxyReduct®. Through a controlled supply of nitrogen into a protected area, the oxygen level is continuously kept at a lowered level below the ignition limit of a fire. For early detection of braised fires, the combination with highly sensitive TITANUS® air sampling smoke detectors is recommended when using OxyReduct®.