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Fire protection solutions for warehouses and logistics centres
logistics comprises the process of planning. “Just in time” depends on the absence of hitches throughout the entire process chain. a great number of diverse ﬁ re risks associated with logistics businesses must be carefully analysed and properly prevented by a tailor-made ﬁ re protection system designed for the speciﬁ c requirements of the situation concerned. "We are burning for action to prevent your premises from burning down" – based on this philosophy. and are thus able to prove the functionality of our extinguishing systems under life-like conditions. Especially in the ﬁ eld of storage and logistics there are numerous crucial criteria for the selection of the best type of ﬁ re protection. implementation and control of the effective ﬂ ow and storage of goods and products and the related information from the point of delivery to the point of receipt in accordance with the requirements of customers. The total sum of ﬁ re risks and the quick spreading of ﬁ re combine to form extreme hazard potentials. With a comprehensive range of services.GOODS+ASSETS just in time In recent years.with a Minimax ﬁre protection solution optimally designed for your business and meeting all applicable safety requirements. the continuous decrease of product life cycles and the integration of information and communication technology into the process chain.and thus a high volume of assets in a comparatively small area. we assist you in detecting ﬁre hazards at an early stage and in designing and installing ﬁre protection solutions that are tailor-made for storage and logistics areas. This is warranted by strict compliance with applicable guidelines. Protect your investments and secure the future of your business . we carry out full scale ﬁre tests in our ﬁre protection research centre. Certain storage risks are not even insurable without plant-speciﬁc ﬁre protection. often require speciﬁ c ﬁ re protection solutions. Accordingly. The type of moved and stored goods also plays a signiﬁ cant role. the evolution from a production-oriented to a service-oriented society. In this regard. Requirements for the installation of extinguishing systems are also deﬁned in construction laws and regulations. And ﬁ nally. the use of tried and tested components as well as planning and installation by qualiﬁ ed and certiﬁed installers. such as the storage of paper rolls or tyres. logistics services have become increasingly important for the success of businesses and have expanded continuously. This is due to the globalisation of the markets and supply chains. we also provide assistance after installation of the ﬁre protection system. Today. Insurance companies value the high reliability of Minimax ﬁre protection systems by granting as a rule substantial premium discounts for the use of Minimax systems. Special risks. the various storage types from high-bay warehouses to vertical-carousels . As a result. . In a ﬁ rst step. Many goods = high risk of fire Logistics businesses characteristically store large amounts of goods . When opting for fire protection – choose the right one More than one third of all large-scale ﬁre damage in commercial operations and industry occur in storage and logistics areas. the server room and other peripheral areas have to be taken into consideration. the commissioning area. since these may differ greatly in their composition and characteristics. a ﬁ re can quickly threaten the survival of an entire business.must be distinguished.
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an alarm is transmitted to a permanently staffed post. At the same time.SOLUTIONS FOR Optimal ﬁ re protection in warehouse buildings and for logistics centres requires specialist solutions for each area to prevent the loss of valuable assets or operational interruptions that can threaten the existence of the business. High-bay warehouse Paper roll depot Small load carriers Administration/ Ofﬁce Vertical carousels Block storage Tyre depot Server and switch rooms Hazardous substances storage Loading bays . the system Commissioning is automatically activated during the initial phase. They are the most common form of extinguishing systems used in warehouses and logistics centres. here. Sprinkler systems: Universal protection In a wide range of applications where human lives and material assets are to be protected against the damaging effects of ﬁres. thus preventing the ﬁre from spreading. Only those sprinklers are opened which are in the vicinity of the ﬁre. As a comprehensive supplier for ﬁ re protection solutions. In the event of a ﬁre. Minimax sprinkler systems offer reliable ﬁ re protection. A ﬁlm-forming foaming agent is added to the sprinkler system in certain risk areas to reinforce the extinguishing effect. Minimax offers a uniquely full range of tried and tested as well as innovative ﬁ re protection systems and components that meet the highest standards in every detail and complement each other to form a very efﬁ cient and value-for-money overall solution.
Due to its special extinguishant properties. while ensuring a high level of personal and environmental protection at the same time. Moreover. such as ofﬁ ce and administrative areas or for emergency power units operated with diesel fuel. extinguish ﬁ res without leaving residue on the protected objects. it can monitor the available extinguishing systems continuously for proper functioning and can trigger these systems – except for sprinkler systems – electrically in the event of a ﬁ re. water spray extinguishing systems start ﬁ ghting the ﬁ re immediately due to the open nozzles. . with overall coverage Minimax water spray extinguishing systems are suitable for use in areas where a ﬁ re can spread particularly quickly. among other things. In certain risk areas. in refrigerated storage and hazardous substances storage. Equipped with hydraulic. such water mist extinguishing system are used in certain peripheral areas. Minimax has the right type of ﬁ re detectors for every kind of ﬁ re. of ﬂammable liquids and in certain special risk areas.WAREHOUSES Minifog water mist extinguishing systems: Extinguishing with water mist The innovative and efﬁ cient Minifog water mist extinguishing systems provide a highly efﬁ cient ﬁ re protection for certain applications. while reducing water consumption at the same time. a ﬁ lm-forming foaming agent is added to the sprinkler system to reinforce the extinguishing effect. Carbon dioxide is a natural component of the ambient air and electrically non-conductive. They prevent re-ignition by cooling down the burnt materials. and logistics MX 1230 fire extinguishing systems: Maximum protection for server rooms MX 1230 ﬁ re extinguishing systems using the innovative extinguishant Novec™ 1230 by 3M™ were speciﬁ cally developed for rooms containing electrical and electronic equipment. Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems only need little space for storing a supply of the extinguishant – large volumes of carbon dioxide can be stored cost-effectively in low pressure containers. gas emissions. An additional beneﬁ t of MX 1230 ﬁ re protection systems is the very small space required for the storage of the extinguishant. The use of such systems requires. pneumatic or electric triggers. Fire prevention systems are used. Water spray systems: Fast. that no persons are permanently present in the storage facility. Fire detection systems and extinguishing system controls: Optimum overview and high flexibility Flames. that the building shell of the storage facility is well-sealed and that the inﬁ ltration of fresh air by bringing in and removing goods from the storage facility is limited. e. These systems. thus compounding the smothering effect Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems: Highly efficient in many situations The extinguishing effect of carbon dioxide is caused by the fast displacement of oxygen in the vicinity of the source of the ﬁ re. via a loop. Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems also protect stand-alone equipment in rooms. The FMZ 5000 also offers additional features such as communication with hazard or facility management systems or via web interfaces with Internet-capable devices. thus compounding the extinguishing effect. The foam added via the automatic extinguishing system dampens the stored goods extensively. In warehouses and logistics centres. All ﬁ re detectors transmit their signals to the FMZ 5000 ﬁ re detection control panel – taking the short way.g. The FMZ 5000 panel controls alarm devices and transmits alarm notiﬁ cations to a permanently staffed post and to the ﬁ re department. Foam extinguishing systems: Large scale dampening Minimax foam extinguishing systems are in many cases an interesting alternative for warehouses intended for the storage of hazardous substances. however. heat – a spreading ﬁ re is a multi-faceted ﬁ re. too. in vertical rotary racks or tyre depots. The high heat absorption capacity of the gas also withdraws energy from the source of the ﬁ re. smoke. Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction systems: Prevent the occurrence of open fires in the first place Oxeo oxygen reduction systems reduce the oxygen content in the ambient air by the controlled admixture of nitrogen to such an extent that no open ﬁ re can occur in the ﬁ rst place.
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we have reduced the distance between the top side of the sprinkler pipe and the deﬂ ector of the sprinkler to a minimum. By using sprinkler pipes that are pressed at the socket joint. type 21 sprinkler Water shield Omega Spray characteristics of ﬂat-spray sprinkler Stored goods i * Optimised rack sprinklers – InRackPack Volume usage rates in high-bay warehouses are determined by the top clearance between the stacked goods in the high racks . Minimax recommends the use of HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detectors with a vertical installation of the suction lines in the shelves and mounting the evaluation units in easily accessible locations. Fire detection systems for the early detection of ﬁ res are also used to supplement sprinkler systems in high rack storage facilities. In addition. For this reason. Their capacity ranges from a few thousand to several hundred thousand pallet storage positions. sprinklers are installed both under the ceiling and in the rack. that they can be serviced very easily without having to interrupt business operations. The advantage of such a solution over punctiform smoke detectors is. we are using sprinklers with a ﬂ at-spray spraying characteristic. special ﬂ at welding sockets and Minimax sprinklers of Type 21 with a very small build.the less. to make more usable space available for the stored products and goods. However. for example. In these cases. The 'stack effect' compounds the spreading of the ﬁ re: The air ducts forms by stacking the stored goods draw the ﬂ ames and gas emission upwards like in a chimney. the installation of sprinklers in the racks can be avoided by using ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) sprinklers. warehouse Fire protection: Sprinkler systems have proven to work well in high-bay warehouses. Minimax has optimised its rack sprinkler system. they offer space for an extremely large quantity of goods and products. Between every two rows of storage shelves there is an alley in which rack feeders move up and down. the better. The combined effect of these features is to reduce the minimum distance between the top side of the sprinkler pipe and the stored goods. which serves to reduce the distance between deﬂ ectors and the stored goods. * Detailed Minimax product i nformation. Risks: Fires spread particularly quickly in a vertical direction and thrive on pallets stacked on top of each other. On a very small surface area. In the classical version.N IN A HIGH-BAY High-bay warehouse shelves are up to 50 m high and are mostly designed for the intake of Euro-pallets. Top side of sprinkler pipe Pressed sprinkler pipe Flat welding socket Small build. .
If there is a sufﬁ ciently spaced. The supply of nitrogen is adjusted by a solenoid valve regulated by the monitoring and control unit. Once the Hollow ﬁbre membranes required level of oxygen O2 . Risks: The very dry air in refrigerated storage facilities facilitates the spreading of ﬁ res. ESFR dry sprinkler i How does the Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction system function? Cross section of a hollow ﬁ bre membrane outlet air residual gases O2. Ar Compressor concentration is and drier Filter Air inlet systems (natural reached. Ar. the ﬁ re and the cause of ﬁ re would remain permanently undetected in the absence of an earliest ﬁ re detection system. non-frost intermediate area above Insulated the ceiling available. the nitrogen replaces part of the room atmosphere in the protected area. sprinkler systems can be used in refrigerated storage facilities at Pendent Viking a temperature of up to -40°C. others then only recommences operation if the oxygen level begins to rise. Alternatively. Rack storage prevails in refrigerated storage facilities. the Oxeo Supply to room atmosphere) N2 Prevent oxygen reducAir N2 tion system automatically switches to Cross section of a Outlet air residual g stand-by operation. . e. thus reducing the proportion of oxygen to below that required for independent combustion. Heated aspirating outlets ensure their proper operation in refrigerated areas.40°C. Though Oxeo Prevent can only prevent a smouldering ﬁ re from turning into an open ﬁ re. The goods and products are stored for this purpose at temperatures of up to .g.REFRIGERATED STORAGE optimally protected Refrigerated storage is widespread especially in the food industry and in the related. It hollow ﬁbre membrane O2 . in many cases also in the form of sandwich elements. While the remaining gases are released. they offer perfect protection for the storage of foodstuff that is sensitive to smoke and temperatures. dried and cleaned. through unsealed points in the building or open doors and gates. The use of ﬂ ammable insulating materials compounds the ﬁ re hazard. we recommend pendent Viking ESFR dry freezer structure sprinklers. Fire protection: Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction system are the ideal solution for refrigerated storage facilities. since the conditions for their use – no permanent presence of people in the storage facility. then separated into the components nitrogen and residual gases in hollow ﬁ bre membranes. others normal air from outside is compressed. The necessary heat insulation often consists of non-ﬂ ammable or ﬂ ammable insulation materials with varying ﬁ re performance. Extinguishing water without antifreeze additives will freeze over very quickly. Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction systems are mostly used in combination with HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detectors with a highly sensitive setting to ensure earliest ﬁ re detection. Ar. Sensors continuously measure the oxygen level of the air in the protected area. Moreover. a well-sealed building shell and very low inﬁ ltration of fresh air caused by bringing in and removing goods – are also required to maintain the desired temperature level. In most cases a reduction in volume from 21% to 15% is sufﬁ cient to prevent the occurrence of ﬁ re. Combined with a Minimax PipeGuard Antifreeze system. downstream commercial operations. sprinkler systems can be installed in such conditions – ideally ﬁ tted with ESFR sprinklers.
they can only be used for storage buildings with a height of not more than approx. ESFR sprinklers only have to be installed in the ceiling – without requiring installation in the shelves. and thus a very high rate of space and volume usage. A further advantage of the HELIOS AMX5000: Owing to very sensitive settings it is possible to compensate – at least in part – the fact that it is not possible to monitor the intermediate levels as in the case of high rack storage facilities. This feature allows a very ﬂ exible positioning of the stored goods – in particular with varying levels of the stored goods or mobile racks. optimally protected packaging and the height of the building – are installed only in the ceiling. Risks: Very high ﬁ re hazard. As a rule.5 m. goods and products are stored in crates. piled up in blocks without using shelves. since the goods and products are stored very densely. The suction lines of the HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detector are installed under the ceiling. 13. however. i ESFR sprinklers (Early Suppression Fast Response) are equipped with very fast responding release elements and use larger quantities of water per sprinkler head than conventional sprinklers. . This in turn ensures a very dense arrangement of the storage units. ﬁ re protection in block storage facilities can be ensured by using a sprinkler system. These systems also require very careful and precise planning.so-called cells. There are. the sprinklers – either conventional sprinklers or ESFR sprinklers. with sections descending down to evaluation units in easily accessible locations to facilitate maintenance works. boxes or pallets on top of each other and next to each other. The individual blocks of a storage facility are often subdivided into smaller units . In this case. For this reason. some restrictions on the use: for example.BLOCK STORAGE In block storage facilities. depending on the type of stored goods. For block storage facilities. The droplet spectrum generated by the sprinkler heads is speciﬁ cally adjusted to the use in storage areas. this system is supplemented by a ﬁ re detection system for early ﬁ re detection.
and can be directly integrated into a loop.guish ﬁ res quickly without leaving residues on the protected objects. Such provisions require e.. Risks: The ﬁ re risks in hazardous substance storages are as varied as the hazardous substances themselves. Thanks to their modular concept and use of the latest signal processing technology these devices meet individual speciﬁ cations in an extraordinarily wide range of uses. For this type of storage. to speciﬁ c laws and regulations applicable to their construction. a ﬁ re in such a storage facility may cause a devastating catastrophe. fall-safe storage.g. the planned ﬁ re protection system for hazardous substance storage is determined in particular by the characteristics of the stored goods. Accordingly. They can be used indoors as well as outdoors. Fire protection: As a rule. however.HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE Hazardous substances are materials or mixtures that are explosive. storage i UniVario intelligent industrial ﬁ re detectors can be used even in the most extreme conditions. They respond to infrared or ultraviolet radiation or to heat. . Oxeo inert gas extinguishing systems are often the preferred solution: they extin. and reactions between the burnt materials and extinguishants are precluded. combustible or damaging to human health or to the environment. Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction systems or foam extinguishing systems can be used. Warehouses where such substances are stored have a great variety of typical designs. soil protection in the form of collecting reservoirs and extinguishing water retention systems as well as the prevention of operational sources of ignition. thanks to their sturdy casing and assembly technology. In extreme cases. Alternatively. subject. nearly the full range of ﬁ re extinguishing systems is being used in such facilities. UniVario ﬂ ame and heat detectors are often used in these cases.
since it is a closed system with a density of stored goods. Systems designed to protect the building cannot effectively ﬁght a ﬁre that occurs in a vertical rotary rack system. fully metal plate encased rotating racks of up to 30 m in height. For both ﬁ re protection systems. Using nitrogen. if the vertical carousels is particularly high. Quick spread of the ﬁre. has the advantage that it is somewhat lighter than air and therefore escapes – in the event of a ﬁ re – gradually via the low-lying outlet for inserting or removing goods after the rack system has been ﬂ ooded. They also offer the ergonomic advantage of moving the stored goods towards the operator. Risks: Friction in the integrated technical drive systems as well as introduced ignition sources that can trigger ﬁres. we recommend combining it with the HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detector system. carousels Fire protection: Minimax recommends the Viking protective system for automatically closed storage systems – a spray water extinguishing system with special extinguishing nozzles that can be connected to a sprinkler system already in place. if particularly sensitive goods are stored in the racks or if the use of water may lead to extended business interruptions. as opposed to other extinguishing gases.VERTICAL Vertical carousels are vertical. where all goods are typically moved over a single outlet for inserting or removing goods – an ideal form of storage for small parts. . Alternatively. using nitrogen as an extinguishant. an Oxeo inert gas extinguishing system. may be more appropriate. and not vice versa.
in a hazardous substance storage facility) or the storage conditions (e. Risks: As a rule. and the blocking effect of storage and transport containers stacked on top of each other. However. the decision for or against a ﬁ re protection system must be taken in each case having regard to the actual. it would not be possible to run this operation economically due to high energy costs.g. . if a sprinkler system is used. Furthermore. When using SLCs in automated high rack storage facilities.g. this system may not be used in areas intended for the permanent presence of people. What’s more: The rather limited means to wet SLCs and HLCs with water. However.g. Otherwise. if even a small open ﬁ re may cause the loss of the entire stored goods (as may be the case in textile warehouses). With a view to these conditions. While small load carriers (SLC) are very often used in automatic high rack storage facilities. Permatec ﬁ re prevention systems combined with earliest ﬁre detection features of HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detectors often present an interesting alternative. through air locks. project-speciﬁ c conditions. ﬁ re protection systems are best used in automatic storage facilities. we recommend using a ﬁlm-forming foaming additive to enhance the dampening effect on SLCs and/or HLCs. e. the following principle applies: The Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction system is highly advisable in situations where water cannot be used as an extinguishant by reason of the stored goods themselves (e. and especially in refrigerated storage facilities. obstruct effective ﬁ re ﬁ ghting measures. However. like in high rack or block storage facilities. heavy load carriers (HLC) are rather used in block storage facilities. in a refrigerated storage facility). Fire protection: In principle. i When are oxygen reduction systems best used? From a mere ﬁ re protection perspective. in the ﬁ nal instance. the system can only be used in spaces with a well-sealed building shell and with a low inﬁ ltration of fresh air when bringing in or removing stored goods. Residual content in the room in % by volume Oxygen reduction 20 Nitrogen N2 15 10 5 Oxygen O2 15 % 21 % 0 0 Operation 5 Stand by 10 15 Time* *Depending on the room size. the same ﬁ re protection systems described for high rack and block storage facilities can be used in these cases too.SMALL & HEAVY load carriers Very often the small and heavy load carriers used to store and transport goods for industrial purposes are made of plastic.
in other words. the same as in block storage facilities.ROLL depot As a rule. What’s more: Stack effect caused by the air ducts between the paper rolls. i The HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detector is an active smoke detector system of the latest generation. the air is constantly evaluated by the smoke sensors. in addition to other alarm. Risks: In principle. the same ﬁ re protection systems described for block storage facilities can be used in these cases too. . automatic paper roll depots. The use of water as an extinguishing agent is impeded in cases where absorbent sanitary paper is stored. fault and status notiﬁ cations. Protection concepts based on ESFR sprinklers or – in the case of high-rise warehouses – an carbon dioxide systems are viable alternatives for situations where the storage of absorbent sanitary paper prevents the use of water-based ﬁ re extinguishing systems. It consists of one or two independent suction lines with suction openings and one highly sensitive smoke sensor. The display and operating ﬁ elds of the evaluation unit show the smoke concentration in the aspirated air. Fire protection: In principle. In large-dimension storage areas that require large quantities of carbon dioxide. we recommend using low-pressure containers to store the extinguishant for cost reasons. too. paper rolls are stored in block storage facilities. Three pre-signals and one main alarm can be programmed and transmitted to the ﬁ re detection control panel by conventional or analogue addressing. Some warehouses are equipped with mechanical gripping systems . it offers the possibility of adjusting the sensitivity in accordance with the unit’s use in a range from "highly sensitive" to "normal". like in high rack storage facilities. carbon dioxide has the advantage – compared to other extinguishing gases – that it is also suitable for ﬁ ghting deep seated ﬁ res. A high-power fan sucks air from the area to be monitored through the suction line to an evaluation unit. Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction systems combined with the earliest ﬁ re detection features of HELIOS AMX5000 aspirating smoke detectors also present a viable alternative for automated paper roll storage facilities. In this case. Here.
In this regard. sometimes they are stored in transport pallets designed speciﬁ cally for the storage of tyres. Fire protection: In principle. e. this ﬁ re risk is best addressed with a spray water extinguishing system with a ﬁ lm-forming foaming additive or a foam extinguishing system. the extinguishing system is triggered ideally electrically by means of a ﬁ re detection system. the same applies as for high rack storage and block storage facilities. However. In view of the limited ability to wet the tyres and the risk of a very fast development and spreading of the resulting ﬁ re.in high-bay warehouses.g. tyres are stored in block storage facilities. Quick spread of tyre ﬁ res. Risks: In principle.TYRE DEPOT As a rule. the same as in block storage or when transport pallets are used . What’s more: Limited ability to wet the tyres with pure water. Minimax offers a variety of protection concepts designed for individual storage conditions and tried and tested in ﬁ re tests. the use of open Viking large drop sprinklers. optimally protected . In tyre depots.
each preaction sprinkler unit consists of two sprinklers. emergency power generators ensure that the essential processes can continue to run. Fire protection: Sprinkler systems. Risks: Fuels. For safety reasons. Preaction sprinklers prevent precisely this type of unintentional damage. Negligence of people present. water-based extinguishing systems are used as a rule in these areas. provided a sprinkler system is already in place. as well as ﬁre detection systems. for example. overheated engines and technical defects. This means that essentially the same goods and products are stored here – often in block storage – as in the actual storage area. since commissioning mainly takes place in large. Fire protection: In principle.EVERYTHING Offices and administration Risks: Defective electric devices that may trigger a ﬁre by overheating. causing damage to the building or equipment. Fire protection: MX 1230 ﬁ re extinguishing systems are ideal ﬁ re protection systems for server rooms. However. limit the damage quickly and effectively. Water-conserving Minifog EconAqua water mist sprinkler systems that can be connected to an existing sprinkler system are also an option. water may escape. provide proper protection for ofﬁce and administrative areas. Fire detection can be ensured. the server room can also be equipped with preaction sprinklers. Risks: Similar to those of the corresponding storage area. Thus the ﬁ re protection system for your server room deserves special attention. Commissioning The commissioning area includes storage spaces required to prepare the removal of goods from storage or to prepare goods for shipping. during works on building facilities. i Preaction sprinklers If a sprinkler is damaged accidentally. Extinguishing water is only released if both sprinklers of a unit are activated. Emergency power generators In the event of power failure. . Server rooms Maintenance of all processes controlled by computers and servers are of crucial importance to guarantee the uninterrupted functioning of the supply chain. open areas with many people being present on a permanent basis. Fire protection: Minifog ProCon water mist sprinkler systems with open nozzles. Risks: Defective or overcharged electronic components can trigger ﬁres. for example. by UniVario ﬂ ame or heat detectors. connected to an existing sprinkler system. the same ﬁ re protection solutions as those used for the corresponding main storage area can be used for the commissioning area. If no crucial data are processed and stored in the server room.
In addition to system servicing. maintained and. They can be used quickly and to the point by ﬁ re brigades. Such products of the Minimax maximat extinguishing water technology series ensure the adequate supply of extinguishing water for the wall hydrants. For outdoor installation. By virtue of its extremely narrow build. With a projection span of up to 10 m. Behind it. there are extinguishing water transfer points adapted to local conditions. Due to the density of the foam structure. The FMZ 5000 mod S ﬁ re detection control panel monitors and controls the ﬁ lling and draining station. Minimax offers round-the-clock safety with a sophisticated fault detection management system to ensure that errors and faults are always remedied at top speed. both ﬁ re extinguishers and wallmounted hydrants are located in the vicinity of escape and rescue routes. By directly connecting the pumping unit. ﬁ lling and draining stations. . These coherently designed components are pre-assembled on a common base frame. Minimax CAFS (Compressed Air Foam Systems) ﬁ re extinguishers offer excellent adhesive properties especially on vertical surfaces. operating staff or users of the building. repaired with meticulous care by specially trained Minimax staff members. Minimax Service offers the prompt inspection of all ﬁ re protection and extinguishing systems in strict compliance with the applicable legislation. among other things. the spacesaving narrow wall hydrant cabinet is an ideal alternative for use in storage areas.g. of a diesel motor. Legal provisions usually require operators to carry out continuous monitoring procedures on their ﬁ re protection systems. If faults are identiﬁ ed. tank.IN CHECK Wall-mounted hydrants and fire extinguishers and: For immed iate manual fire-fighting Fire extinguishers and wall-mounted hydrants are used to extinguish ﬁ res that are detected at an early stage – ideally by a ﬁ re detection system. Sprinkler pump unit Compact Comfort The sprinkler pump unit Compact Comfort consists. The sprinkler pumping unit is available in various conﬁguration versions and can be lifted with a crane directly into the sprinkler control system or outside of the building. also in the peripheral areas Maintenance and servicing: Service for sustainable safety Regular inspections are a fundamental requirement to guarantee the perfect functioning of the ﬁ re protection systems whilst ensuring full operational readiness at all times. As a rule. in the event of a fault. batteries and switching cabinet including piping. Such equipment is checked. it is also ideal for use in storage facilities. the unit is delivered in a frost-safe container or a prefab garage. Wall hydrants are the visible terminal points of a reliable extinguishing water supply. regardless of their location. e. the installation time at the construction site is reduced considerably. rapid reactions are called for. speciﬁ c measures and programmes exist to ensure that all protective equipment continues to function correctly and corresponds to the latest technological developments even after years on standby.
2 Bartels-Langness P. many companies with logistics operations have placed their trust in us. KG Industriestrasse 10/12 23840 Bad Oldesloe Germany Phone +49 4531 803-0 Fax +49 4531 803-248 E-mail logistics@minimax. 15 ATU P. 11 P.12/HA Minimax GmbH & Co. P.12/1/06.de www. 6 Tchibo P. Overview of our services: Fire protection advice Fire protection planning Sprinkler systems ESFR sprinklers Minifog water mist systems Water spray systems Foam extinguishing systems Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems Oxeo inert gas extinguishing systems MX 1230 ﬁ re extinguishing systems Oxeo Prevent oxygen reduction systems Fire detection systems HELIOS smoke aspirating systems UniVario ﬂ ame and heat detectors Hydrant systems Maintenance and servicing Training courses Printed in Germany We reserve the right to make technical changes.REFERENCES Based on our experience and expertise. 13 Fotolia / Stefan Albrecht Fotolia Viking SupplyNet Jungheinrich P. Here are just some of our references: of our ﬁre protection solutions Other references will be provided upon request. 10 P. 12 P. 16 ATU AL 17e/06. 8 Edeka .minimax.de Photos Cover Duravit / Duralog Logistik GmbH P. 14 Fotolia P.
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