Fire Protection - Case Studies

KME Fire Apparatus Delivers 11 Custom Trucks To Hamilton Fire Department In Ontario, Canada

KME Fire Apparatus, an internationally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, has delivered eleven KME custom trucks to Hamilton Fire Department in Ontario, Canada. These trucks will join dozens of KME vehicles currently in service in Hamilton. The Hamilton Fire Department operates out of 30 locations across the city with 26 emergency response stations. Their 430-square-mile response area includes high-rise buildings, heavy industry and rural farm land, requiring a variety of apparatus. The r...

Patol Supplies Firesense Linear Heat Detection Cables To Cemex

Patol’s experience and expertise in protecting industrial environments from the threat posed by fire has seen the company supply its Linear Heat Detection Cable (LHDC) to one of the UK’s major producers of cement.  Cemex is a manufacturer of a wide range of British cements from three UK factories, using locally quarried materials and additives to produce cements that are employed in construction projects throughout the UK.   At its flagship site in Rugby, a number of...

Avinor, Norwegian Airport Operator, Equips Regional Airports With Rosenbauer Fire Fighting Vehicles

Avinor, the Norwegian airport operator has equipped additional regional airports with Rosenbauer fire fighting vehicles. A dense aviation network connects the Norwegian Namsos Airport, also referred to as Høknesøra Airport, with more than 40 regional airports throughout the country of Norway. Namsos, located about 500 km northwest of Oslo on the central Norwegian coast, is one of the smallest airports in the country. Here, only so-called STOL (short take-off and landing) machines...

Linz Airport Takes Delivery Of Rosenbauer AT And PANTHERs Aircraft Rescue And Firefighting Vehicles

Almost half a million passengers and more than 50,000 tons of freight were transported through Linz Airport in Linx, Austria in 2018. This makes it the fifth largest airport in Austria in terms of passenger traffic and the second largest in terms of freight transport. PANTHERs aRFF vehicles As an airport of this category, it needs two high-performance aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles - which is why two Rosenbauer PANTHERs are doing their duty in Linz. An additional Rosenbauer A...

Firetrace Fire Suppression System Extinguishes Fire That Halted Operations At UK’s Felixstowe Docks

Recently fire crews were called to a fire at Felixstowe docks, the UK’s busiest port. A fire had broken out in one of the dockside cranes. While the fire in the ship-to-shore crane was small, dock workers were moved to a place of safety and operations were halted temporarily. This incident could have been much more serious. Docks and ports handle many potential hazards such as fertilizers, animal feed, and wood chip. Additionally, the engines of large cranes and vehicles used to move carg...

London Fire Brigade Reports Fire At Veolia’s Recycling Center Which Was Managed By The Presence Of Fire Suppression System

A fire at Veolia’s recycling center off the Old Kent Road was likely caused by a wrongly-disposed lithium battery, the company said. Veolia issued a warning to Southwark residents to safely dispose of their waste after the fire, to which four fire engines and 25 firefighters were called. There were no injuries, added the London Fire Brigade – but it said the incident could’ve been worse if a sprinkler system hadn’t been in place. 500kg of recyclable materials were damaged...

Advanced Fire Safety And Detection Systems Secure Western Europe’s Landmark Skyscrapers

Set to stand at 62-storeys high, 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London will, on completion, become the second-tallest building in Western Europe. The 278m office building will offer 1.275 million sq. ft of high specification office space, as well as eight community spaces, covering over 100,000 sq ft, including an innovation hub, curated gallery space, fresh food market, gym and wellbeing retreat. Once completed, Advanced will protect both of Western Europe’s tallest buildings, with 22 Bish...

AQUASYS Secures A Laboratory In Berlin-Brandenburg With High-Pressure Water Mist System

The State Laboratory has been the first transnational state research institution in Germany to deal with a wide range of topics in consumer protection, radiation protection, animal disease control and disaster control for more than 10 years. In the four-storey building, 249 m² of laboratories with security level 3 are protected with a modern AQUASYS high-pressure water mist system. In order to meet the special requirements of laboratory operations, the fire protection concept was implement...

VIKING Secures Contract To Provide CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd. With Personal Protective Equipment

Global safety products manufacturer and service provider, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a contract to supply CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, with personal protective equipment (PPE) and servicing for approximately 16,000 passengers annually flying to and from the company’s platforms in the North Sea. VIKING has already begun providing helicopter carry-on safe equipment, survival suits, lifejackets, armbands and helicopter transit bags for...

Kentec’s Taktis Fire Alarm And Control Panel Helps In Keeping Brenntag UK & Ireland’s Facility Safe

A highly sophisticated Taktis fire alarm and control panel from Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, is providing the highest levels of fire safety at Brenntag UK & Ireland’s facility in Sunderland. Brenntag is a market leader in chemical distribution with a global network of more than 580 locations across 73 countries. Its North East team moved into the new site in Sunderland, one of the company’s 24 sites across the UK & Ireland, last December. Comprehensiv...

AQUASYS Installs Optimized Firefighting System To Protect Prison In South Of England

A prison in the south of England with an operating capacity of 690 prisoners is currently being comprehensively renovated as part of a five-year construction work program. Work has already been completed and includes changes in the health sector, a new electrical system, a new visitor complex and the modernization of the fire protection concept. Firefighting system AQUASYS developed an optimized firefighting system for prison cells and common security areas. This system must ensure efficient c...

Patol Safeguards UK Facility Of Ashland Chemicals With Its Fire Suppression Systems

Patol has completed its latest industrial fire project, working with designers and installers Hall & Kay Fire Engineering and P. Gibson (Services) to provide protection for the UK operation of a global specialty chemicals company. The UK facility of Ashland Industrial Chemicals is based in Kidderminster, part of a business that has been operating for almost a century, starting out as an oil company to diversify into a chemicals conglomerate serving a wide range of markets, from construction...

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