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Gedeon Richter

Industry:
Pharmaceuticals
Distributor:
FirePro Hungary
Application:
Storage Areas
Location:
Europe

The Client

Gedeon Richter Plc. is a European multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with HQs in Budapest, Hungary. It is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Central and Eastern Europe with worldwide operations in over 40 countries. Gedeon was established by Gedeon Richter, a pharmacist, in 1901. Today the company holds a primary listing on the Budapest Stock Exchange and is a major constituent of the BUX blue chip Index.

Risks & Consequences

Archives are prone to a number of fire hazards even under the watchful eye of vigilant operators. Fire hazards originate from violations of fire safety rules, inadequate maintenance of the structure itself and human negligence. Other hazards include arson and electrical failures such as short-circuits and overloading of electrical installations. Fire incidents in these archives are catastrophic due to the destruction of records and the intellectual property of the organization. If not properly confronted, fire damage to archival collections can be permanent and irreparable.

The Task

Design and commission an automatic fire suppression system for the protection of a 10-metre high - 300 m² archive area. The structure is utilized at full capacity and employs many moveable storage racks. The main task is to protect the archive documents while limiting destruction during the fire suppression process. This requires a solution that is capable of suppressing various classes of fire while reducing the risk of collateral damages. The system must also not interfere with everyday operations.

Why FirePro?

FirePro condensed aerosol technology is engineered to suppress multiple classes of fire even in the presence of physical obstacles. But even more importantly, the fast-released fire suppression agent is also capable to contain fire efficiently while limiting direct and collateral damage to the protected assets. FirePro’s eco-friendly fire suppression, low maintenance requirements and 15-year lifespan are also some of the characteristics that set it apart from other technologies. Finally, the system can also be easily connected to the Building Management System (BMS) to offer real time status feedback.

Results of Implementation

Gedeon Richter engineers selected the FirePro solution on the basis that it combines all the operational and technical parameters required. FirePro Hungary engineers designed and installed the system according to the client and local authorities’ requirements. The fire protection specialists carried out the installation incorporating a double-knock fire detection system. FirePro Hungary currently protects these archives and its valued data with a system that is designed to reduce collateral damages while effectively containing multiple classes of fire.

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