Tyneside factory sprinkler save
On Friday 13th March, a manufacturing company in Tyne and Wear experienced a fire in a wall mounted process heater at their 5000 m² single storey factory.
The Incident Commander confirmed that one sprinkler activated and successfully suppressed and extinguished the fire. In addition the sprinkler cooled 2 barrels of solvent which had the potential to further fuel the fire.
The heating unit was destroyed by fire, but the intervention of the sprinkler system mitigated and kept the total damage to under 10% of the building.
No injuries were reported