Fire suppression systems specialist Firetrace demonstrated the huge value of its technology following a fire at a manufacturing firm.
The installation of an automatic fire suppression system to a piece of machinery saw a potentially disastrous blaze extinguished without any intervention from the emergency services and with minimal damage caused.
Firetrace, a Mersey Maritime member, installed the system at the precision turned parts manufacturer in Ludlow in January – it was designed to protect the machine even when it was unattended.
Two months later Firetrace was contacted after a member of staff had witnessed the system deploy and machine shutdown.
An engineer attended within a couple of days and confirmed there had been a fire which had been successfully suppressed. This was also shown as the CCTV camera captured the event showing the fire was extinguished within five seconds.
The emergency services were not required as the Firetrace system pressure switch interrupted the work programme and stopped the machine to prevent reignition of the fire.
Additionally, the downtime of the manufacturing facility was minimal as the 5kg CO2 automatic fire suppression system extinguished the fire efficiently causing no damage to the interior.
Firetrace has been manufacturing automatic suppression systems for over 25 years and was originally showcased on the BBC Tomorrow’s World show in 1990.
It has recorded a number of documented success stories where the systems have both detected and extinguished the fires with little or no damage to the equipment.