Manufacturing - Case Study

Finsbury Food Group

Industry: Manufacturing
Product(s): Gas, Watermist, Wet Chemical and Condensed Aerosol

At Hamilton, Finsbury had concerns about the age and suitability of the existing fire suppression system installed at the bakery to protect an industrial oven. The Company contacted Nobel to assess the system and provide feedback. Nobel immediately conducted out of hours surveys to all areas and produced a full risk report detailing the system conditions and recommendations.

The most effective and economic solution in terms of meeting Finsbury’s specific needs matched to the most appropriate fire suppression technology was to install an IG55 system, replacing the existing aging system which had insufficient gas for the volume to be protected.

The install carried out by Nobel’s team of specialist engineers has provided Finsbury with an up to date and cost-effective method of ensuring fire safety at the Hamilton bakery.

Installation time was scheduled as  efficiently as possible with Nobel providing a flexible service working around Finsbury’s production requirements and ensuring downtime was kept to an absolute minimum.

Finsbury’s Cardiff site, home of Memory Lane Cakes, operates five bakeries and nine main production lines producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal products each year.

Following discussions with its insurance company regarding an update of the fire risk assessment on its ovens, the Company decided to upgrade the existing system and opted to speak to three potential suppliers including Nobel Fire Systems.

Nobel’s ability to provide a seamless customer experience using the best available technology and a service package from survey through to installation and on-going maintenance was enough to convince Memory Lane Cakes that its fire protection needs would be well catered for throughout the life cycle of the new system.

Working around the 24/7 production schedule, Nobel upgraded three IG55 gaseous systems and replaced a number of cylinders and control panels on six High Pressure Watermist systems. Installation took approximately five weeks during which Memory Lane maintained full production with no downtime involved.