By Royal Appointment
Nobel Fire Systems has installed an IG541 Argon/Nitrogen/CO2 mix fire suppression clean agent system to protect five switchgear and transformer rooms at the famous Royal Brewery in Moss Side, Manchester. The Brewery is the home of many leading drink brands including Fosters, the second biggest selling lager in the UK, and the work was commissioned by Cook Fire, one of the UK’s leading specialists in fire detection and alarm systems.
Cook Fire chose Nobel as partners in the project having worked with the company on many previous occasions. They knew from experience that while the focus of fire suppression is usually one of quickly limiting the amount of damage a fire can cause, sometimes that’s just not enough. Critical facilities such as switchgear and transformer rooms require an even higher level of fire protection.
After taking into consideration the potential effect on the environment, the specific type of fire risk, all physical constraints, building structure and location, together with practicality issues and economic considerations, Nobel Fire Systems designed and installed a gaseous fire suppression system that covers all risks within the five switchgear and transformer rooms.
This was absolutely paramount as Heineken UK, who operate the Royal Brewery, cannot afford to have any problems that could lead to loss of service capability as they brew approximately 700m pints of brands including Fosters, Kronenbourg, Miller and Strongbow cider every year. Any problems in manufacturing would clearly result in a lot of disappointed customers!