Brenntag
Location: Europe Application: Pump Room, Chemical Storage Industry: Chemicals

Brenntag AG is a European multinational chemical distribution company which operates in more than 70 countries worldwide. Brenntag is currently the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. All Brenntag facilities adhere to ISO standards and HACCP food safety regulations. Brenntag is listed at the German Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard Segment since 2010.

FirePro Systems Used
FP-1200S   FP-2000S
FP-3000S   FP-5700S

The Task
Design, install and maintain a fire suppression system that will protect the chemical station and pump room enclosures at Brenntag’s facility located in the Czech Republic. The enclosures have diverse fire risks and therefore, the technology needed to be effective against multiple classes of fire. It should also require as little maintenance as possible and be in line with Brenntag’s Health & Safety and protection of the environment (HSE) strategy. Likewise, the systems needed to autonomously monitor and protect the enclosures from various fire scenarios without human intervention.

Why FirePro?
Firstly, the FPC Compound found inside the FirePro generators is effective against various classes of fire (A, B, C, and F). Secondly, the compactness and modularity of the system allows fire engineers to customise the design and efficiency according to project mission and space requirements. Furthermore, the FPC poses no active threat to operators and will remain environmentally friendly even after activation which is in line with Brenntag’s environmental policy. As a final point, the generators have a 15-year lifetime cycle and no re-filling requirements thus very low maintenance.

Risks Involved & Consequences
An oil fire from a hydraulic drive and/or a high pressure hose in an unprotected pump room can rapidly destroy all equipment. Chemical storage, processing and filling rooms are an even higher fire risk. These equipment are also critical for the smooth and safe operations of other equipment down the line. Health & Safety officers then are required to protect and mitigate negative collateral effects across these spaces.

Results & Implementation
With no piping to install and comprehensive compliance with standards and regulations the FirePro system has been installed successfully. It currently protects dangerous goods from fire and will proactively extinguish it without any collateral harmful effects to personnel or premises.