Acerinox Europa AP5

Acerinox Europa AP5

Stainless Steel Pickling Line Fire Suppression

Location: Cádiz, Spain

Hazard: Stainless Steel Pickling Line

Detection: Flame Detection, Heat Detection

Suppression: Victaulic Vortex Hybrid Water Mist Fire Suppression System

Acerinox Europa manufactures stainless steel, a hazardous process involving acid baths contained in plastic tanks.  3S Incorporated installed multiple Victaulic Vortex Hybrid Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems to detect and suppress fires. To effectively protect the Acerinox Europa facility, 3S Incorporated installed Victaulic Vortex Hybrid Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems along the exterior of the tanks to protect areas with sources of ignition, under the interior of the acid tanks to protect against flames that could spread under the covers and spread to the exhaust ducts, and in the ducts. A fire in the plastic exhaust ducts would result in catastrophic losses. The interior and duct Victaulic Vortex Hybrid Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems will discharge simultaneously to prevent the fire from migrating and damaging the exhaust ducts. These systems perform in open areas for the exterior and closed areas for the interior and exhaust ducts to cohesively protect the facility from fire. This fire prevention system design can be implemented in other large scale facilities with hazardous production.