Power plant fire protection systems

Fire hazards vary wildly in the power generation sector, from flammable fuels and liquids to electrical hazards and highly combustible materials such as biomass. With such high levels of variable fire hazards, one-size-fits-all fire suppression systems don't often provide the right level of protection to the machine and its operating environment.

Finding a fire protection partner capable of assessing organisational needs and specifying power plant fire protection systems that addresses those specific requirements is key to protecting people and assets. Add our dependable and highly responsive service and support to our tailored system solutions, and business owners can rest assured they’re in safe hands.

  • Rapid and reliable fire protection

    Rapid and reliable fire protection

    We use electronic fire detection technology, minimising machine damage and downtime.

  • Re-ignition protection

    Re-ignition protection

    Our dual agent power plant fire protection systems significantly reduce the risk of fire re-ignition.

  • Fast callout response

    Fast callout response

    Our engineers can be on site in a matter of hours to get power plant machines back to service.

Why are power plant fire protection systems needed?

With an abundance of high-value machinery and equipment, the cost of an unmitigated fire in power generation is high. For biomass plants in particular, the fire risk is significant, and the consequences grow with every second the fire goes undetected. A fire starting on a machine can quickly spread, igniting piles of material and becoming out of control.

With so many hazards in the environment, selecting a fire protection partner who can offer reliable, fast detection and suppression for every fire risk is critical. Our power plant fire protection systems are specially designed for this high-risk sector.

Risk of mobile plant fire in biomass

Heavy equipment for handling biomass, such as wheel loaders and material handlers, are at an increased risk of fire. Biomass covers a machine during operation, sticking to surfaces, building up in belly pans and behind panels, and accumulating quickly in the engine compartment. Due to the fine consistency of this product, it’s virtually impossible to prevent this from happening.

Fires occur because biomass material has a very low ignition temperature. In fact, a study by Leeds University found that dust from some forms of biomass ignites at just 300°C. Superheated machine components can easily meet and exceed these temperatures, and this is typically what causes the fires.

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The ultimate power plant fire protection systems

With more than 28 years of experience protecting equipment in a wide variety of environments, we specify, install, and maintain reliable fire suppression systems that help manage fire risks and mitigate the effect of equipment fires in power plants.

With a variety of technologies at our disposal and an in-house research and development team on hand to provide technical support for more challenging problems, Ardent customers have peace of mind they’re well protected - especially when support is most needed.

Ardent power plant fire suppression systems offer 24/7 automatic fire protection for mobile plant, with electronic detection for fast and reliable fire prevention. For environments handling combustible materials such as biomass, Ardent recommends dual-agent systems to provide rapid fire knock-down and cooling of superheated components, which reduces the risk of fire reignition.

Electrical cabinets, data centres, and transformers are key to the running of businesses and fires can result in downtime and costly repairs. Our fixed equipment fire suppression systems provide cost-effective and reliable protection, without compromising on service and support.

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Service and support for power plant fire protection systems

At Ardent, we understand the impact of machine downtime on operations and productivity. That's why it’s not only our power plant fire protection systems that are always ready to detect and suppress a fire, our dedicated team is equally ready to respond to callouts within a matter of hours. Our fire suppression systems are powered by a team who listens, understands the power generation industry’s needs, and fits seamlessly into operations to provide the highest service standards.

Some power plant equipment we protect:

  • Wheel loaders
  • Material handlers
  • Data centres
  • Electrical cabinets
  • Transformers

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