Glamorgan Cricket Club only concerned by one “Ashes” problem!
Home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, The SWALEC Stadium is renowned for its superb event facilities, over 2,000 guests and delegates can be accommodated for conferencing and banqueting.
And with the 1st Investec Test Match against Australia scheduled for the stadium in early July, it’s a venue that’s going to be full to capacity as England fights to regain the Ashes from the old enemy.
But it’s not only test matches that are hosted at the stadium. Catering for tens of thousand spectators each season at County games and all other forms of cricket means that clubs like Glamorgan constantly review the fire protection facilities in and around their stadiums. So when Allianz Insurance recommended that the Club would benefit from talking to fire suppression experts Nobel Fire Systems regarding protection for the main kitchen and the members bar, the call was immediately made.
Following an initial comprehensive risk assessment taking into account the total requirement of successful fire suppression in the two designated areas, Nobel’s market leading K-Series system was considered to be the perfect choice to compliment the clean and aesthetic lines of the main kitchen as well as providing full protection for all appliances during the hectic season. A second system was recommended for the members bar area.
In any commercial kitchen, hot oils and naked flames heighten the potential risk of fire which can in a worse situation lead to the endangering of lives and substantial damage to property. Not surprisingly, spectator and staff safety was a key influencing factor in the decision to install the Nobel K-Series system. However, the speed of installation and overall professionalism shown by Nobel’s own specialist team of engineers also helped in the overall decision making process. To ensure that the Club were able to make a buying decision based on all available known information; three other fire suppression companies were also invited to make recommendations. Nobel Fire Systems won on every count.
Nobel’s K-Series fire protection systems are engineered to meet the specific individual requirements of the kitchen being protected. The systems are electronically controlled with no mechanical moving parts. Installations comprise of one or a number of stainless steel cylinders, each containing a highly effective F class wet chemical liquid designed specifically for fast flame knock down and fire suppression. The low, near neutral pH value of the liquids ensures that there is no damage to the commercial kitchen appliances, and as a direct consequence of the efficiency of K-Series in limiting the volume of liquid required to control the situation, there is minimal clean-up requirements following discharge.
Commenting on the project, Nobel’s Commercial Director, Ben Parker said,
“A major part of our success is due to an ability to delivering our services in a flexible and bespoke way in addition to providing market leading products that are now installed in many of the leading sports arena’s across the country. Securing this contract with Glamorgan CCC is testament to that and we’re delighted to have worked with the Club in this way”.