More than one third of all large-scale fire damage in commercial operations and industry occurs in storage and logistics areas. Logistics businesses characteristically store large amounts of goods - and thus a high volume of assets - in a comparatively small area. The total sum of fire loads and the rapid spreading of fire combine to form extreme hazard potentials. As a result, a fire can quickly threaten the survival of an entire business. Especially in the field of storage and logistics there are numerous crucial criteria for the selection of the best type of fire protection. The first step is to differentiate between the various storage types, from high rack storage to vertical rotary racks. The type of goods moved and stored also plays a significant role, since these may differ greatly in their composition and characteristics. Special risks, such as the storage of paper rolls or tires, often require specific fire protection solutions. And finally, the commissioning area, the server room and other peripheral areas have to be taken into consideration.
Flames, smoke, gas emissions, heat – fire has many facets. Minimax has the right fire detectors for the various areas within logistics centers. Their signals converge in the fire detection and extinguishing control panel, which issues an alarm to the people at risk and the fire brigade. In addition, the Minimax panel monitors the installed fire protection system for proper functioning and electrically triggers the extinguishing systems that are not equipped with their own triggering elements, e.g. sprinkler systems.
A sprinkler system ensures overall building protection in a logistics center. Minimax offers a broad range of sprinkler types and special sprinklers that allow for ideal adaptation of the sprinkler system to the respective installation situation in the various protected areas.
Areas with special fire risks or deployment conditions require - either in addition to or instead of the sprinkler system - a tailored volume or equipment protection system. For this reason, deluge systems, foam extinguishing systems, Minifog water mist extinguishing systems, Oxeo inert gas extinguishing systems, CO₂ extinguishing systems, halocarbon extinguishing systems and Oxeo EcoPrevent fire prevention systems are used.
The alarm and condition reports issued by the fire protection systems installed by Minimax, as well as by other suppliers, can be visualized on screens by the Inveron hazard management system.
Structural fire protection, as well as technical systems by Minimax Mobile Services, such as fire extinguishers, wall hydrants and smoke and heat extraction systems, complete fire protection in logistics centers.