High glass performance
23 January 2013
After one of its valuable mobile glass crushing machines was badly damaged by fire, materials recycling company, Recresco, turned to Nobel Fire Systems to ensure there was no repeat of the incident. Nobel recommende
Nobel recommended its Stat-X fire system be fitted to each of the glass crushers. The Stat-X system is designed to protect the engine and hydraulics compartment, which are most vulnerable in terms of potential outbreaks of fire.
Stat-X comprises a two stage fire detection system. If a fire occurs the 1st stage is to activate a local alarm and shut down the diesel engine powering hydraulics and mobility. If the fire progresses, the 2nd stage will, after a short programmable time delay to allow the engine and cooling fans time to 'spin down', then deploy the Stat-X suppression system.
The fire system employs intelligent technology that senses when the machine is running or shut down. It derives its power from the machine's 24V supply, integrating the ignition and emergency shutdown circuits and when the machine is switched off it automatically goes into a sleep mode so that there is no draw on the battery supply.
Stat-X doesn't require intricate pipework and nozzles to be fitted, nor does it require space for the provision of gas or chemical dry powder cylinders. As such installation can be carried out in just one day.
All Stat-X aerosol units require little maintenance and have an expected shelf life of up to 10 years, so Recresco has the assurance that its critical recycling equipment is now fully protected against fire for the foreseeable future.
Nobel Fire System's commercial director, Ben Parker, commented: "We take pride in being able to provide fire protection solutions for all types of risks and applications and have extensive in-house capabilities consisting of over 50 years experience in the fire industry."