How to Use Fire Rover at a Material Recovery Facility

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How to Use Fire Rover at a Material Recovery Facility

July 21, 2022

How to Use Fire Rover at a Material Recovery Facility

Serious fires are still a problem at various stages of the operations process in Australia’s material recovery industry. From transport to processing, to storage and disposal, the potential fire hazards are plenty and fire safety management is a critical requirement when it comes to material dispatch solutions. At some highly vulnerable facilities, severe fires can burn for days until they are brought under control due to traditional fire safety systems incapable of extinguishing certain fires and slow response times which allow a fire to get out of control before a response can be initiated.

The Australian government’s report on waste fires recommends that regular reporting, risk management strategies and effective guidelines be put in place to prevent such mishaps, but there is a concrete fire detection and suppression solution. Fire Rover’s modern fire detection and suppression system is specially designed to protect the material recovery facility with live monitoring, early detection, and early suppression capabilities. Read on to find out more.

Advanced Monitoring Technology

Fire Rover systems utilise specialised, military grade thermal detection technology with high-definition cameras which operate even in low light. These advanced cameras detect tiny differences in heat, up to 0.01 degrees Celsius temperature instantly, by locating small hotspots which signal the beginning of a fire.

24/7 Live Monitoring

Abnormal heat signatures are instantly transmitted from the thermal cameras to Fire Rover’s UL listed and FM approved central monitoring centre where highly trained Fire Rover specialists verify in real time whether a heat signature is a threat or a false alarm. This additional level of verification eliminates the possibility of property damage at a facility due to accidental discharge of fire suppression agents.  

Instant Emergency Response

If there is a genuine emergency, Fire Rover instantly alerts the material recovery facility, local fire department and other authorities while precisely aiming and releasing an eco-friendly encapsulating agent which is fireproof and cools the detected thermal heat signature. Fire Rover’s aim is to eliminate the fire in its infancy to minimise damage and give fire departments more time to respond to an emergency.

Early Detection Fire Suppression

When it comes to a fire in a large material recovery facility, time is of the essence. A delay of even a few minutes can cause a fire to burn out of control and an entire unit can be destroyed within a matter of hours. A fire detection and suppression system like Fire Rover uses advanced technology to react quickly, around the clock even when the building is empty. Early fire detection and suppression with thermal imaging and military grade technology ensures that any potential catastrophe can be prevented quickly.

Fire Safety & Material Dispatch Solutions in Melbourne

With the material recovery industry growing at an unprecedented rate, professionals in the field are becoming aware that the growth of their business is closely linked to their ability to avoid catastrophic fires which could wipe out years of hard work.

Wastech Engineering supplies Fire Rover systems in Australia and New Zealand, which are specially designed to safeguard commercial units with 24/7 live monitoring. Get in touch with Wastech Engineering for a consultation, call us on 1800 465 465 or find more information on our website.


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