The Value of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems at Australian Industrial Facilities

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The Value of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems at Australian Industrial Facilities

June 6, 2022

Industrial Fire Suppression Systems for Machinery


Large, devastating fires are fast becoming a way of life for Australians, as local and national authorities try their best to slow down and combat fires which spread very quickly. Industrial facilities in Australia are extremely vulnerable to fires because of weather conditions, sensitive materials stored in large piles, poor fire safety training and outdated fire suppression systems. Fire and Safety Australia’s review of workplace fire safety found that less than half of the workers in the survey felt they were prepared for a fire emergency. Over half did not know what action to take in the event of a fire incident and were not adequately informed of fire safety protocols. Less than half could operate a fire extinguisher and less than 25% were able to properly locate their nearest fire extinguisher.


Industrial fires have a devastating impact on all aspects of the community. These fires can burn continuously for days, even weeks, emitting large quantities of toxic fumes into the environment, leeching toxins into ground water, overwhelming fire authorities and resulting in a massive cost to local councils. At Wastech Engineering, we believe in providing our Australian industrial clients with the very best fire detection and suppression systems for machinery, waste facilities, scrap metal and industrial facilities. Read on to find out more about the benefits of the Fire Rover active fire protection system.


Benefits of an Active Fire Protection System


1) Thermal Cameras


Protecting industrial spaces in Australia from fires requires a tech driven solution which can eliminate human error and take the pressure off employees. Fire Rover’s military grade thermal cameras are specially designed to pick up even the smallest abnormal increase in temperature in the environment. This allows the system to spot a potential fire in its infancy, notify the central monitoring centre and react instantly.


2) Environmentally Friendly, Fireproof Encapsulating Agent


The Fire Rover system uses a unique, environmentally friendly encapsulating agent, which is designed to extinguish any kind of fire, whether it was started by wood, oil, chemicals or batteries. The system manually deploys an encapsulating agent designed to cool the area very quickly while also smothering the hotspot to cut off oxygen supply to the fire.


3) Early Detection Fire Suppression


Once the central monitoring centre has ruled out a false alarm, the fire suppression system deploys the encapsulating agent at the base of the fire by the Fire Rover operator, delivering a high volume of cooling agent to guarantee all signs of a fire are eliminated.


4) 24/7 Monitoring, All Year Round


Industrial units in Australia require fire protection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Fire Rover is specially equipped to conduct constant monitoring of your location with class leading processes and highly trained personnel standing by.


Fire Rover Fire Suppression Systems for Industrial Facilities


Protect your business and the Australian environment by opting for the best fire detection and suppression systems from Fire Rover. Contact Wastech Engineering online, call us on 1800 465 465 for a consultation or visit our website today for more information on fire suppression.

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