23 January 2013
When Avdel UK needed a fire suppression system to protect the new oil quench tank at its Warrington plant, it awarded the contract to Nobel Fire Systems. The oil tank is sited on the end of a heat treatment furnace. A
The oil tank is sited on the end of a heat treatment furnace. As red hot rivets are removed from the furnace they drop straight into the oil quench tank which cools and alters the chemical structure as part of the hardening process. The rivets dropping on to the surface of the preheated oil constituted a potential fire risk.
Nobel recommended the installation of its Stat-X condensed aerosol system. Stat-X is a selfcontained, environmentally friendly suppression system that has been proved to be extremely effective in use. Compared to a CO2 system, Stat-X doesn't require intricate pipework and nozzles to be fitted, nor does it require space for the provision of CO2 bottles.