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Fire alarm technology - Technologies for combating false alarms

False alarms have become increasingly rare in industrial areas over the past 15 years. Where there was previously no adequate fire detection, fires are now often detected very early on – with practically no false alarms. The following article explains why this is the case, and what role air sampling smoke detectors play in this development.

Preventative fire protection for hazardous materials storage - Save from fires in hazardous storage areas

In hazardous materials warehouses, safety poses major challenges for both operators and fire protection officers. The stored goods are combustible, moderately or highly inflammable, or perhaps even capable of spontaneous ignition. They often have fire- or explosion-conducive characteristics as well. Fire prevention concepts based on reducing hazard potential from the beginning have proven effective at keeping these dangers at bay.

Ensuring fire prevention systems are ready for service: Maintenance is a must!

If a fire breaks out in a production facility, its fire prevention system needs to function perfectly. Professional maintenance plays a very important role in this. After all, if the system fails to work due to inadequate maintenance, there can be serious consequences – especially for the operator. There are clear guidelines concerning what types of maintenance should be carried out when and by whom.

Fire protection - Fire prevention/oxygen reduction systems

Oxygen reduction is a fire prevention technology used with increasing frequency in a variety of sectors, particularly in information technology (IT and server rooms), warehouses (e.g. small-load carrier, hazardous material and deep freeze stores) and archives. These systems reduce the oxygen content of the air to levels that will prevent the outbreak of fire, based on the materials being stored or the equipment being protected.