You want to detect a fire as early as possible, especially in the petro chemical industry where harmful and often also extremely inflammable substances are present. That is why we offer systems that can detect smoke, gas and flames before there is an actual fire and also before human senses can observe these.
Fire safety in this sector requires a lot of experience. Not so much because of the fire hazard – there are certainly sectors in which the risks are much higher.
Here, it’s mainly the stringent requirements placed on food safety and the sensitivity of the processes that can make our work seem like a delicate balancing act.
Traffic control centres for railways and airlines have to be fail-safe. An interruption of services is not an option! Somati Systems takes care of detection and extinguishing systems in these centres’ technical rooms, in which the energy supply, control and emergency batteries are situated. Tunnels also need to be made safe and there too, breakdown of the warning systems is not an option.
In the corporate housing sector it is first and foremost about detection and evacuation: personnel needs to be saved. This is also how government and the fire brigades look at office buildings.
Fires can also start in museums, theatres, large cinemas, amusement parks, swimming pools and storage depots for art. With culture & recreation, the accent is largely on detection and evacuation. All visitors have to be evacuated within the fire brigade’s 15-minute approach time.
Evacuation, that is what fire safety in the education sector is all about. This starts with a good alarm system. Today’s classrooms are often sound-proofed so well that each classroom needs its own alarm. A lot is also demanded from the systems outside the classrooms.
Not everyone in the healthcare sector can take care of himself. This places completely different requirements on fire safety, but also on alarm and evacuation systems. What should the alarm be? How many employees are available or can be called on to help evacuate immobile patients? What is the compartmentalisation strategy?