Special Risk Fire Safety

specialrisks1What are 'Special Risk' fire safety areas?

A special risk situation is an area of industry that has a higher than normal risk of fire or the consequences of fire are more devastating then normal. These situations are usually in an industry that uses highly combustible materials or undertakes high-risk processes. A blaze in these areas can spread rapidly and escalate to a ferocious heat. Examples of these 'special risk' areas would be Waste Management plants, Power Stations and any industry working with wood or paper. You can view our client list for more examples of special risk industries.

How are fires in Special Risk areas detected?

When there is a fire in a special risk area it is crucial that it is contained and controlled quickly. We work closely with our clients to provide various detectors to detect or pre-empt any dangers in the special risk area. Depending on the particular situation we could use an aspirating smoke detection system, a spark detection system (that will extinguish any sparks before a fire can start) or even constantly monitored remote management systems (to alert you to any potential fire risks with your equipment).

How are fires in special risk areas extinguished?

specialrisks2How the fire is extinguished in a special risk area depends on the situation. Usually we will advise either a gas suppression system or a water mist system like Minifog from Minimax.

Gas Suppression Systems

Gas suppression systems come in two forms, Oxygen reduction or heat absorption. Choosing the correct system depends on a multitude of factors, you can find out more on our gas suppression page.

Minifog Systems

The Minifog system from Minimax is an advanced water mist system that increase the cooling properties of the system and also reduces the amount of water needed to extinguish. We have further details about the Minifog system on our Minifog page.

How FireSafety International can help you.

When it comes to 'special risks' fire safety systems we have over forty years experience, with knowledge and expertise of all current fire detection and suppression systems. This offers you peace of mind that what we recommend comes with a wealth of experience and ensures your fire safety is in safe hands.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.




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