How a Fire Suppression System Stops Stockpile Fires

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How a Fire Suppression System Stops Stockpile Fires

June 30, 2022


How a Fire Suppression System Stops Stockpile Fires


With the demand for sophisticated recycling and waste material handling increasing every year, waste stockpile facilities are faced with a set of unique challenges. These facilities are at risk of large, uncontrollable fires capable of causing significant economic and environmental damage, as well as harm to staff and local communities. Waste material facilities are forced to store materials in large piles for long periods of time. Often, these piles are stored close to each other due to lack of available space and they contain many different materials which burn at different rates and intensities.


The key to fire safety is to have a robust fire prevention plan which is backed up by a state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression system including key features that help address the problem quickly and effectively. At Wastech Engineering, we provide clients with the cutting-edge Fire Rover fire detection and suppression system with advanced monitoring and firefighting capabilities. Read on to find out more.


Fire Rover Advanced Fire Monitoring Systems


Fire Rover conducts a thorough risk assessment of your facility prior to installation to identify the unique challenges faced by your location. This allows for the creation of a precise, effective fire detection and suppression plan.


Stockpiles are a constant fire hazard because they tend to contain dry, flammable materials stored in piles with plenty of air circulating through them. This means that a small fire can turn into a devastating blaze within seconds, with plenty of fuel and air to keep the flames going.



With a cutting edge fire risk management system like Fire Rover, military grade thermal detection technology is the first line of defence, detecting any changed in thermal activity in your facility.



An alarm is transmitted to a central monitoring station where trained experts promptly determine whether the alert is a false alarm.



In the case of a genuine emergency, local fire authorities are immediately informed. This early detection fire alert system significantly reduces response time.



After alerting the facility and fire authorities, the Fire Rover system is controlled by one of the many trained operators at the central monitoring centre and they manually aim and shoot an environmentally friendly encapsulating agent at the base of the hotspot to cool it down and cut off oxygen supply to any flames that might arise. Eliminating a stockpile fire successfully requires a reaction time which can only be achieved through early detection and suppression.


Clean-Up and Reporting

After the fire is suppressed, a clean-up plan is initiated, and a detailed report is provided to the client. Fire Rover systems have played a direct role in preventing large scale fire damage in facilities where even a small fire can spread within minutes. No assets have ever been lost where a Fire Rover system is installed.


24/7 Monitoring and Maintenance


A comprehensive fire risk management system like Fire Rover monitors your location 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and performs preventative maintenance and software upgrades to ensure optimal efficiency in times of emergency.


Military Grade Fire Suppression Systems in Melbourne


Wastech Engineering provides world-class Fire Rover fire monitoring systems to scrap metal, waste storage, recycling, and manufacturing facilities across Victoria. Protect your investment and your local community from devastating fires by calling 1800 465 465 now. Visit our website to see our range of services.

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