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Danfoss Semco & TFRI demonstrates the use of WM in heritage buildings

Published November 25, 2016

Danfoss Semco and their local partner NDN have, in close collaboration with the Tianjin Fire Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, established a demonstration mock-up for heritage buildings. The site is located at the TFRI fire testing center in Tianjin, China. Parameters such as activation time, spray pattern and water consumption can easily be demonstrated to fire marshals, design institutes and other government bodies. Overall, the test illustrates that the SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system from Danfoss Semco is the optimal fire-fighting solution for heritage applications.

Most buildings classified as heritage buildings were constructed before the time of fire codes and contain highly combustible materials. Wood structures are always a concern and have a high fire risk. High-pressure water mist is increasingly in demand for protecting these sensitive applications. The tests performed are the result of the need to maximize the fire safety of valuable structures.

Safe and reliable

The SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system activates immediately upon fire detection. It is harmless to humans and uses a 100% environmentally friendly extinguishing agent.

Perfect for retrofit projects and wood structures

The SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system uses high-quality stainless steel pipes that have a small diameter. They are light and can easily be bent to fit in tight spaces. The SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist nozzles have an aesthetic design that fits with historical and modern design interiors.

Limited water consumption

Due to the minimum water consumption, the SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system weighs very little. This makes it possible to install the system in areas where only lightweight systems can be used. Also, in cases of activation, the water damage is kept to a minimum.

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Extensive track record for heritage buildings in Europe

In Europe, Danfoss Semco has an extensive track record of SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist installations in heritage buildings, such as: the Budapest Parliament in Hungary, Comparto San Paolo Modena historical library in Italy, Teatro Comunale Ponchielli Cremona in Italy, Havnbjerg Mølle mill museum in Denmark, Gamle Gård Kristiansand museum in Norway, Ten Trinity Square in London, United Kingdom.

Tianjin Fire Research Institute (TFRI)

The Tianjin Fire Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security (TFRI), established in 1965, is a comprehensive and internationally famous fire science research institute, which has professional staff capable of independent innovation and a top-ranking, comprehensive test base. The research areas of TFRI include building fire protection and prevention technology, fire engineering technology, fire theory research, fire-cause analysis and determination, fire code and standardization, fire testing technologies and soft-science fire research, etc. To learn more about TFRI, click here.

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