5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Industrial Fire Prevention System

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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Industrial Fire Prevention System

August 8, 2022

Time to Upgrade Industrial Fire Suppression System?


With industrial fires in Australia occurring at concerning regularity every year, the need for prompt and effective fire suppression is more important than ever. For operators of industrial spaces, it is critical to conduct a review of your current system to determine whether you need to replace your fire suppression system or perform specific fire safety upgrades to make sure your location is fully protected. The experts at Wastech Engineering identify specific signs which indicate that you may need to upgrade your fire system.


Outdated Fire Suppression System


The fire suppression industry has made tremendous strides in the last few years. New systems like Fire Rover from Wastech Engineering are equipped with state-of-the-art thermal scanning technology and real time monitoring which can identify small increases in ambient temperature and quickly put out hotspots before they can turn into fires. Older systems are not equipped with modern fire agents which can deal with a number of different fires and are slower to react to fire emergencies.


You’ve Experienced a Fire in the Past


If your facility has recently experienced a large, uncontrolled fire, it is definitely time to replace your fire suppression system. A modern fire suppression system should be able to spot thermal abnormalities quickly, notify first responders and facility management and act with precision to put out any hot spots within seconds.


Your Facility Handles Hazardous Materials


If your facility handles large volumes of oil-based rubber goods, chemicals, lithium-ion batteries or highly flammable materials, a modern fire suppression system is critical to the growth of your business. Fire safety upgrades will enable you to monitor your location 24/7, with the flexibility to add more protection as you expand your business or handle larger volumes of material.


Fire Fighting Resources are Limited in Your Area


Many waste material recycling facilities are in rural areas with poor connectivity and patchy infrastructure. In such locations, local firefighting services may not be able to respond quickly to an emergency. Industrial fires spread very quickly and can burn for weeks if there is a delayed response. If your facility is far away from emergency services, a fire detection and suppression system will give you the capability to mitigate the risk of fire.


You Currently Experience Hot Spots


If you have noticed hotspots, sparking, or minor fires in parts of your facility and your current system has not responded effectively, it is past time to upgrade to a modern suppression system. Trust Fire Rover to monitor your entire location 24/7 so that you can confidently run your business without worrying about the safety of your investment.


Replace Your Fire Suppression System in Melbourne


As fire safety compliance requirements become more stringent to combat industrial fires in Australia, it is every facility’s responsibility to do their part to protect employees, the local community and the environment from devastating fires. Contact Wastech Engineering online, call us on 1800 465 465 for a consultation, or visit our website today for more information on fire safety upgrades.


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