Characteristic of the manufacturing process for cars are production processes using complex machinery and systems with ever increasing production speeds and automation levels. This correspondingly increases the requirement for reliable fire protection.
Fires are often caused by technical defects in production systems. Due to the presence of highly flammable materials within production areas and the open construction of production and assembly halls, fires can spread rapidly. Warehouse areas and plant infrastructure, server rooms, control rooms or common rooms and office spaces also present a fire risk. When a fire occurs due to inadequate or non-existent fire protection measures, extended business disruptions may occur. These will cause substantial costs and, at worst, may cause customers to turn to new suppliers elsewhere, if the delivery delays continue.
Flames, smoke, gas emissions, heat - fire has many facets. Minimax has the right fire detectors for the various areas within a car manufacturing plant. Their signals converge in the fire detection and extinguishing control panel, which issues an alarm to the people at risk and notifies the fire brigade. In addition, the Minimax control panel monitors the installed fire protection systems for proper functioning and electrically triggers those extinguishing systems that are not equipped with their own triggering elements, e.g. sprinkler systems.
A sprinkler system ensures overall building protection in a car manufacturing plant. 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 individual protected areas.
Areas with special fire risks or deployment conditions require - either in addition to, or instead of the sprinkler system - a tailored total flooding- or equipment protection system. For this reason, deluge systems, Minifog water mist fire extinguishing systems, Oxeo inert gas extinguishing systems, carbon dioxide extinguishing systems and MX 1230 fire extinguishing systems are used in car manufacturing plants.
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, plus technical systems by Minimax Mobile Services such as fire extinguishers, wall hydrants and smoke and heat extraction systems, complete fire protection in car manufacturing plants.