Jan 18, 2017

Did You Know that Individual Machines & Equipment Can Be Protected from Fire?

Most buildings are required to have fire protection systems designed to prevent destruction of the entire premises.
Did You Know that Individual Machines & Equipment Can Be Protected from Fire?

However, if a fire starts in a machine or piece of equipment that is vital to the operation of your business, it is likely this object will be severely damaged or destroyed before the fire is detected and extinguished. And, there can be significant damage to other assets caused by exposure to the extinguishing agent.

When you consider how long it takes after a fire to repair or replace vital equipment or machines, plus the time and expense to clean up the zone that has been saturated by an extinguishing agent, it’s clear that your business could suffer a major loss in productivity for an extended period of time.

You may not know that this risk can be virtually eliminated by a new class of fire suppression systems that protect individual business-critical objects. Designed to supplement your fixed installation fire protection system, these automatic fire detection and suppression systems are installed directly inside high value objects that are at high risk of fire. It gives you critical first stage fire protection by detecting and suppressing a fire immediately at its source more effectively and faster than a sprinkler system. Damage to the machine or equipment is minimized and limited to the object itself. Plus, by suppressing a fire before the sprinkler system is activated, there is no water damage to adjacent areas. Your operations are back in action faster.

Let me give you an example of how object fire protection works. In a manufacturing facility with 3 electrical cabinets placed side-by-side, a flashover occurs in one compartment. Immediately, the fire is detected and suppressed. The damage is minimal, and the other two electrical cabinets continue to function normally. There is no downtime or loss in productivity.

Clearly, a small investment in an object fire protection system protects high value equipment and, most importantly, ensures business continuity.

With our FireDETEC automatic fire suppression systems, we pioneered the concept of “object protection.” Now, there is a complete range of FireDETEC systems that are pre-engineered for specific high risk objects. It includes our CNC machine fire suppression system, commercial kitchen fire suppression system, electrical cabinet fire suppression system and more.

If you’d like to know more about how our affordable FireDETEC supplemental fire suppression systems from Rotarex Firetec can help ensure the continuity of your business, please contact me.

Paul Delecourt
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