The specialist for industrial fire protection applications: Full service provider Minimax at the Intersec
Bad Oldesloe/ Germany - Safety through technology: Minimax has been one of the leading companies in fire protection for more than 100 years now. The German company provides one-stop fire protection concepts - from fire extinguishers to intelligent, automatic extinguishing systems and complete fire protection. With the trade show presence in Dubai the international full service provider will underscore its know-how and wide range of products: Thanks to the special solutions Minimax has developed it is the right partner where tailor-made and integrated fire protection concepts are required.
Many branches of industry involve special fire risks thus presenting special requirements for the fire protection concept. In power plants, substations, steelworks, desalination plants, the petroleum and chemical industry as well as in hospitals, archives and containment buildings - wherever there is a risk of fire, Minimax is there, protecting people, machines, buildings and the environment.
As an international full service provider the company not only provides consulting, engineering and installation, Minimax also offers the full palette of contemporary fire protection equipment, including systems designed for special risks as in power plants, as well as an extensive services portfolio. Moreover, it has a comprehensive services network equipped with state-of-the-art technology with an integrated fault monitor management that can be reached 24 hrs/day.
Power plant: fire protection for high risk areas
Of major importance for fire protection in power plants is a reliable and custom-tailored concept for each individual area, as fire damage in just one section can be enough to endanger or even shut down the power supply. In power plants, almost the whole spectrum of modern fire protection equipment comes into use. If such equipment comes from one source, fewer interfaces are required, thus ensuring perfect installation and operation at minimal cost. Whether for turbines, transformers, oil and gas storage , boiler houses, cable channels and switch rooms, etc. - Minimax has fire protection recommendations ready for you for all areas.
Gas extinguishing systems: low-impact extinguishing technology
E-rooms such as switchgear or computer rooms, cable rooms and cable galleries or even gas turbines are extremely sensitive and highly valuable facilities. Not to mention completely indispensable. Concerning fire protection solutions for these areas, the type of extinguishing agent used is crucial. In order to prevent damage to the facilities through the extinguishing agent, completely residue-free extinguishing is fundamental. Minimax opts for Argotec gas extinguishing systems, which can be filled with the non-toxic and therefore harmless gases argon or nitrogen. CO2 can also be used as an extinguishing agent. Minimax will advise you, which solution would be the best for the specific requirement.
Another option is presented by the MX 1230 extinguishing system, which is becoming increasingly popular. This system is filled with the extinguishing agent Novec(TM) 1230. It is space-saving, environmentally safe and guarantees a high degree of personal safety. The extinguishing agent Novec(TM) 1230 is unique in that it is stored at room temperature in a form as compact as water, but extinguishes as a gas with no residue and even distribution throughout the entire extinguishing area. Each MX 1230 fire extinguishing system is configured individually. The nozzle holes and cylinder quantities are the result of customized design calculations and are characteristic for a system that is optimized down to the last detail.
A further option could also be the Minimax MX 200 system with the extinguishing agent FM 200. It is based on a powerful extinguishing concept for protecting valuable and critical objects. It combines high extinguishing effectiveness with no-residue extinguishing, personal safety and low storage volume. Its excellent extinguishing capacity makes FM 200 the ideal extinguishing agent for fast-spreading fires.
Detection at the earliest stage
In addition, safe and fast fire detection is an essential component of a reliable fire protection concept. The earlier a fire is detected, the smaller will be the dangers and damage caused by the fire. Here, customized planning is of special importance. The interaction of fire protection control panel, detectors and alarms facilitates a fast reaction in case of fire - ideally, by automatic activation of an extinguishing system. In this way you will have the situation under control immediately.
Danger management with WinGuard
WinGuard is a clear and user-friendly system for visualizing and operating hazard detection systems. The integral safety and building management system offers optimal monitoring for power plants and their complex building structures or remotely located substations that are monitored from a central location. WinGuard is equipped with a remote control system, whilst supplying the user with a range of additional information and help on individual messages and supporting him in carrying out the required measures.
Get in touch with us - we have the right fire protection solution for you, too!
You can contact our local fire protection experts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Teheran or Istanbul. Or visit us at the Intersec 2011 - trade fair and conference (January 16-18, 2011), hall 8, Minimax booth 322F. Welcome!
High-resolution press photos on this topic are available to you (free of charge) from the Business Unit Technologies Marketing department or via these links:
Founded in 1902 with its headquarters in Bad Oldesloe / Germany, this company is an international leader in the provision of complete fire protection services. The company group generated sales of 747 million euros in the year 2009 and employs a staff of around 5,000 employees worldwide. For further information please visit www.minimax.de.
Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
Business Unit Technologies
Phone: +49 4531 803-495
Fax: +49 4531 803-500