Even small fires can paralyse an entire production facility. The risk of fire is considerable: technical defects in production facilities, open construction methods and networking of production areas favour the rapid spread of fire.
Fire damage in just one section of a power plant is enough to endanger the entire power supply. The fire risks are manifold: leaking lubricating oils that ignite on hot surfaces, technical defects such as short circuits or overheating of turbines that cause a fire.
Ships and other off-shore areas have a higher than average need for safety due to the special conditions at sea, as a quick escape is impossible and help in fighting fires from outside is often not to be expected.
Publicly accessible areas require fire protection that ensures comprehensive personal protection. The fire risks are many and varied: short circuits of demonstration equipment or lighting in retail, the high fire load of the considerable quantities of goods in a small area in logistics areas.
Personal protection has top priority, because fire risks are manifold. Careless smoking, short circuits of lighting equipment or technical equipment or even arson can be the cause of fires.