The office, cultural and commercial building ensemble on the Alter Wall in Hamburg (Germany) has been completely redesigned in recent years with due regard for the listed historical facades. The Kontorhaus, located directly next to the town hall with modern office space, conference rooms, lounge and storage areas, is now equipped with a high pressure water mist (HPWM) system from AQUASYS for protection in the event of fire. The high-quality stainless steel piping of the HPWM system from AQUASYS fits perfectly into the building structure. The pipelines are bent directly on site and can thus be adapted and installed with millimeter precision to the existing infrastructure. Due to the very low water requirement of an AQUASYS high-pressure water mist system, compared to conventional sprinkler systems, significantly smaller and lighter stainless steel pipes can be used. efficient installation process This allows them to be fixed to existing brick ceilings or to be accommodated in the false ceiling area. AQUASYS focuses on high functionality and quality for all partial components. Therefore, an efficient installation process can be ensured even when HPWM systems are retrofitted. The first of two construction phases at the Kontorhaus has already been completed. The HPWM system to protect the three top floors is already in operation. Now the plant extension in the lower floors (2nd basement to 2nd floor) follows. Mr. Michael Bindreiter can be contacted for further information on the protection of existing buildings.
The Planai in Schladming is famous for the legendary 4.6 kilometer FIS downhill race from the Planai summit to the valley, which is crowned by the famous Planai finishing slope. Directly at the base station of the Planai cable car is the newly built Ski Lounge "FINALE". A high-pressure water mist (HPWM) system was installed to protect the guests and buildings. The previous Ski Lounge was built in 2010 and was equipped with an AQUASYS HPWM system from the very beginning. Due to the very good cooperation, the customer again trusted in the competence of AQUASYS, who carried out the entire planning, installation and commissioning, also for the new building. customer-side detection The active fire protection should ensure not only the safety of the visitors but also the continuous operation of the cable car running directly above the Ski Lounge. An open system with customer-side detection is used in the bar. Open side wall nozzles are installed in the modern designed guest room. The piping system running directly under the ski slope is filled with water up to the area valves. In case of fire, the detection controls the corresponding valve and releases the water flow to all nozzles in the area. The drop in pressure automatically starts the pumps, which ensures efficient fire fighting. Mr. Michael Bindreiter can be contacted for further information on protection with high-pressure water mist.
In the cement plant in Bani Suweif, Egypt, cable rooms and cable tunnels with a total length of 950 m are protected with a high pressure water mist (HPWM) system from AQUASYS. The plant is located 110 km south of Cairo and belongs to the Titan Cement Group, a cement and building materials manufacturer with over 100 years of industry experience. Switching systems and cable ducts are the lifeline of production plants and therefore its fire protection is of major importance. The low water consumption due to the finely atomized AQUASYS water mist is a decisive advantage. In the case of fire, the fine water mist very quickly extracts the heat from the fire and cools the surroundings. A further advantage is the smoke suppression, which enables a very good access of the emergency forces as well as a quick restart of production. smoke or temperature sensors The HPWM system is divided into 24 separately controllable areas, each with a maximum length of 70 meters. In a fire, smoke or temperature sensors send a signal to the corresponding area valve, which opens and gives access for the fire fighting system. Together with a local partner, AQUASYS created an efficient and perfectly adapted design to the environmental conditions already in the planning stage. The compact AQUASYS system components were an additional advantage during installation in the relatively small pump room. Due to the on-site training for the local installation team, the company’s partner was able to install the project itself according to AQUASYS design specifications. Mr. Michael Bindreiter can be contacted for further information on AQUASYS HPWM solutions and cable duct protection.
The fire protection of substations to maintain a secure power supply is of particular importance for large energy suppliers. Due to the rapid and efficient operation of high-pressure water mist fire-fighting systems, the proportion of protected transformer systems using this technology continues to rise worldwide. AQUASYS has developed a unique design for a large energy utility that benefits from the advantages of water mist systems compared to its conventional spray flood systems to minimize water consumption while increasing efficiency. water mist systems After extensive discussions with the energy supplier from Dubai about the protection of the existing and new substations, AQUASYS developed an initial concept and then demonstrated the impressive effectiveness of high-pressure water mist in a fire test on a 1:1 replica 132 KVA transformer. After successfully convincing a technical committee of the customer, AQUASYS went through the certification process for water mist systems and is now approved as a manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates by the local authority Dubai Civil Defence for this application as well. water supply station The first system was already delivered in 2017 and installed and successfully After completion of the design for the first substation with special requirements, such as 100 percent redundancy of the water supply station for highest reliability of the system, which works even in case of failure of all power supply sources, the first system was already delivered in 2017 and installed and successfully commissioned by the company’s local partner Vision Safety. In the meantime, the company thanks the excellent work of their partner Vision Safety, a considerable number of substations have been equipped with the company’s system. AQUASYS is very pleased that the next successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for another substation has now been carried out in the plant by a representative of the energy supplier and accompanied by the company’s partner Vision Safety from Dubai. protection of transformer systems In the course of the tests on the factory premises in Linz, service technicians of the customer were also trained on the company’s systems. Mr. Michael Bindreiter can be contacted for further information on the project or documentation on the protection of transformer systems with high-pressure water mist.
The platform for fire protection solutions will open its doors again from 20 to 21 February 2019 in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg. At the international trade fair for preventive fire protection, AQUASYS Technik GmbH presents innovative solutions for effective fire fighting. In Hall 10, Stand 521, visitors can familiarize themselves with the efficient way firefighting works using high-pressure water mist. Whether in industry, in buildings, in tunnels or even in rail vehicles: AQUASYS fire fighting systems are harmless to humans because only finely atomized water fights the fire. fire fighting systems "The outstanding effect of AQUASYS fire fighting systems is based on pure water, which flows at high pressure through specially designed nozzles. This creates the finest water mist in combination with a very large reaction surface, which quickly extracts energy and oxygen from the fire," explains Michael Bindreiter, Sales Group Manager at AQUASYS. Visitors will be able to arrange an appointment with the company at their trade fair stand and at the same time secure their free admission ticket.
In Eskişehir, located in the northwest of Turkey, the newly opened "Odunpazari Modern Museum" is devoted to modern and contemporary art from Turkey and the world. The modern design of the museum is based on the history of the location in the province of Odunpazari; this is made visible by the horizontal wooden planks in the exterior and interior. A local partner of AQUASYS integrated a high-pressure water mist system into this architecturally complex new creation. The minimal water requirement of the AQUASYS water mist system protects not only the works of art but also the building structure from damage in an emergency. The installed system consists of an electrically operated supply unit with a capacity of 336 liters. The 182 high-pressure nozzles, distributed over four levels, protect exhibition areas and gastronomy areas. unintentional water damage In the event of a fire, the system ensures maximum safety with minimum risk of unintentional water damage. Due to the excellent cooling properties of water mist, the exhibits are ideally protected against flame attacks. The system was installed and commissioned by the company’s local partner. Michael Bindreiter can be contacted for further information on the products.