Recycling and waste management fire suppression 

Large amounts of combustible materials make waste management and recycling sites a high-fire risk environment. Fires can spread easily with devastating consequences, including disruption of operations, personal injuries, loss of valuable assets, and damage to the environment (not to mention business reputation).

Waste fires can be high profile - local authorities and the Environmental Agency can intervene to ensure appropriate measures are being taken to reduce the likelihood and impact of fires.

With mobile plant working around highly combustible materials inside and outside buildings, recycling and waste management fire suppression systems protect far more than just the machine and its operator. The right fire suppression system installed and maintained to high standards can stop a machine fire before it causes significant damage to equipment and spreads within the site.

Who uses our recycling and waste management fire suppression systems?

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  • Suez Logo
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  • Full fire hazard coverage

    Full fire hazard coverage

    Our systems cover all hazards in the vehicle, not just inside the engine compartment.

  • Re-ignition protection

    Re-ignition protection

    Our dual-agent recycling and waste management fire suppression systems reduce 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 is recycling and waste management fire suppression needed?

Waste management and recycling is a high-risk industry when it comes to fire. With combustible materials handled by machines working long hours in an environment where a fire could quickly spread and become out of control, the risk cannot be understated. Debris builds up on machines over time, which can ignite when components become superheated after working long hours.

Ardent plant fire suppression as part of your Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)

The UK's Environmental Agency (EA) often requires waste operators storing combustible waste to have an approved Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) in place. The EA recognises plant and equipment as a common cause of fire in waste sites.

Ardent recycling and waste management fire suppression systems help site operators meet FPP objectives by minimising the risk of mobile plant and equipment fires spreading within the site and to neighbouring sites. Our automatic fire suppression systems can detect a high temperature condition before the fire ignites, minimising the likelihood of a fire even happening.

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Recycling and waste management fire suppression systems

On average, 25% of fires in heavy mobile equipment originate outside of the engine compartment. This number is even higher when it comes to vehicles working in highly hazardous environments such as waste and recycling. In these environments, fires are often caused by a build-up of debris and highly combustible material inside and outside of the engine compartment.

At Ardent, we design, manufacture, install, and maintain recycling and waste management fire suppression systems with care and attention to every detail. System design and specification is based on a full hazard analysis that identifies all fire risks in the machine, appraising the environment and particular operating conditions. Our fire protection recycling specialists consider everything to specify a system that’s perfect for the machine and the environment.

Our mobile plant fire suppression systems use Linear Heat Detection (LHD) for early detection of high temperature conditions, even before the fire ignites. The dual suppression agents allow for rapid fire knock-down and cooling of superheated components, preventing fires from reigniting.

Fire on fixed equipment such as electrical cabinets can also result in downtime and costly repairs. Our electrical equipment fire suppression systems provide cost-effective and reliable protection, plus the same level of service and support as our mobile plant systems.

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Service and support for recycling and waste management fire suppression systems

At Ardent, we understand the impact of machine downtime on operations and productivity. That's why it’s not only our recycling and waste management fire suppression systems that are always ready to react to fire, but our dedicated team - equally ready to respond to callouts within a matter of hours. Our systems are powered by a team who listens, understands the waste and recycling sector’s needs, and fits seamlessly into operations to provide the highest service standards in the industry.

We chose Ardent because we know that we can count on them for reliable systems and to be there when we need them. They sort everything out so we don't have to worry at all.

Craig Alderton, Head of Mobile Plant at SUEZ UK

Fire protection: recycling and waste equipment we help with:

  • Material handlers
  • Wheel loaders
  • Shredders 
  • Screeners 
  • Crushers
  • Electrical cabinets

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