Fixed protection for recycling plants
Published: 13 May, 2015
INSTALLATION NEWS German environmental services company Tönsmeier has installed fixed fire extinguishing systems at three sorting and recycling facilities.
The plants are located at Porta Westfalica and Paderborn in North Rhine Westphalia, and Oppin in Saxony-Anhalt.
A total of eight systems supplied by Rosenbauer have been installed, each consisting of a combination of monitors and infrared detectors. The monitors safeguard the areas where waste and refuse is delivered and where baled lightweight packaging and other recycling materials are stored.
Tönsmeier’s new systems are linked to infrared temperature detectors that monitor the areas 24/7. The detection of hotspots results in the automatic activation of the foam proportioners and the flow of foam to the source of the fire.
The central system consists of pressure boosters, foam proportioning systems and related tanks, as well as various valve stations.
Water tanks with capacities of up to 150,000 l have been built for the extinguishing water supply. It is the first time that a Rosenbauer RM65 turret, which has a maximum output of 6,000 l/min, has been used for this type of risk.