O – Gen UK Ltd, Wood Processing, UK

VID FIREKILL was contacted by the owner of several power plants in the UK using waste wood as the main fuel. They had experienced fires in the waist wood in their incoming inventory area and therefore wanted a watermist solution. The owner wanted to be able to supply the system with water from the existing water mains, and conventional water spray solutions would exceed that. VID FIREKILL offered to have their special integrated pipe and nozzle solution Model N-pipes tested for such a scenario involving deep-seated Class A fires. Following the CEN/TS 14972 annex B, together with an ISO17025 accredited laboratory and the owner’s insurer, VID FIREKILL accomplished to have their Model N-pipes Type 2V successfully tested to such large, potential deep-seated class A fires with acceptance from the AHJ being the insurer.


O – Gen UK Ltd, wood processing plant

Biomass protectin with watermist

Why was a VID FIREKILL solution chosen?

• VID FIREKILL could provide a turnkey solution including testing and getting AHJ acceptance.
• The Model N-pipes Type 2V ensures sound and reliable, high-performance firefighting with pure watermist in fires with potentially 5-7 m flame height.
• A proven solution for large deep-seated Class A fires.
• Model N-pipes water consumption was within the limits of the existing town mains connection.
• Easy to install and a cost-effective system.

Some specifics

In the original system design, a zoned deluge design was to be used, however since the Model N-pipes Type 2V used so little water, it was decided to flood the entire hall in case of fire detection. The systems operated through flame detection and manual pull stations. After system installation, the entire system was tested on-site with satisfactory results and a satisfactory response to follow from the owner and AHJ.