The threat of fire to critical
But new technology on show at Loy Yang A last week could provide peace of mind for owners and operators of the region’s industrial assets.
Fire protection and safety company Falck staged a field demonstration by the coal face to show off
Two high volume monitor trailers, one capable of flowing 8000
The custom-made equipment is capable of blanketing huge surface areas and can create artificial weather conditions to quell fire quickly, using foam and water from distances of up to 130
Falck director Jonathon Silbert said the gear was designed to reduce the resources required to fight fires and protect personnel.
“What’s really important is we’re able to attack a fire front or hazard from a safe distance,”
“It means our team will fatigue less, we need
Already established in the region for the past 25 years, Falck has a presence in mines, power stations, food
“It is peace of mind; at
“While people may not have the capital to invest in a full spread, Falck is looking to do that in conjunction with our clients and allow them to rent or buy access
One of the operators on the day was experienced firefighter Michael Sorensen, who is Asia Pacific Middle East manager for Williams Hazard and Fire Control.
“You need unique equipment because this is a unique environment to manage that resource and make sure it’s protected,” he said.
“From discussions with the CFA they’re very interested in being able to