Transport & Logistics

Transport & logistics Overview

The sector covers a number of areas including freight logistics, supply chain management, vehicle manufacturing and retail, passenger transport, transport planning and traffic management.

 Typically, we install to Warehouses, Fuel/oil Storage & Conveyor systems.

 

Warehouses

Factories/warehouses are usually considered a high fire risk. Fires usually occur as the result of an unforeseen problem with a process or due to human error. The level of risk varies depending on the processes being carried out and the number of occupants while the premises are occupied. There are a number of factors to consider, is stored content flammable (paper, fabrics & wood), arson. Warehouses also have server rooms typically in this instance we would install an inert gas system.

Inert Gas

Inert gas systems extinguish a fire by lowering Oxygen levels (which are typically around the 21% mark) within a protected area, but within ‘safe for life support’ limitations.

Fuel / Oil storage

Typically, in a Fuel and oil storage environment, there are flammable and other volatile substances so fires or explosions are more likely to occur when vapours or liquids are released from a controlled environment to areas where there may be an ignition source, or, alternatively, when an ignition source is introduced into a controlled environment. Incidents involving flammable liquids commonly arise during transfer operations, including movement from storage, decanting or dispensing, movement within premises, and dealing with spillages.  Contents can include harmful substances such as sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid and other explosive gases, so it is critical that no water is used in a potential fire suppression solution, in this instance we would install an inert gas system.

Inert Gas

Inert gas systems extinguish a fire by lowering Oxygen levels (which are typically around the 21% mark) within a protected area, but within ‘safe for life support’ limitations.

Conveyor Systems

Conveyor Systems, in general, have a fire risk due to external events and equipment failure. However, the flammable nature of products including the ability of some types to self-ignite introduces an exceptional hazard requiring special consideration. Typically, we would install a water mist system.

Water mists

A water mist system is a fire protection system which utilises water, high pressure and specialized sprinkler spray heads to form very fine water droplets, ranging from 50 to 300µm depending on the system design.

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