Gressingham Foods in beautiful East Anglia, which is famous for its Gressingham Duck, is now protected from fire by aspirating smoke detectors from Patol. Patol was appointed official UK distributor for Securiton aspirating smoke detection equipment in 2015 and ten units supplied by electrical wholesaler Rexel WF Senate were recently fitted at the Gressingham Foods facility in Diss by local engineering company, E Rand & Sons Ltd, who recently celebrated their centenary.
Gressingham Foods now employs 550 people, with an uplift of a further 250 over the Christmas period, and has over 20 different farm sites across Suffolk and Norfolk. The new facility at Diss includes a pallet racking warehouse, several cold rooms and a packing area. In each of these locations, the units, which are among the most reliable early warning systems, were all installed with filter boxes and dirt trap boxes. Of the ten Securiton devices supplied, seven were ASD 535-1 and three were 535-2 models. The cold rooms which range in temperature from minus 4° to minus 22° Centigrade are fitted with heated sampling points to prevent the build-up of ice affecting the system. If a sampling pipe is affected by low ambient temperatures to the point where accumulating ice crystals might impact adversely upon its performance, the heating automatically comes on to immediately eliminate the problem.
Developed in Switzerland and manufactured in Germany, aspirating smoke detectors from Patol are among the most precise early detection systems for fire. Impressing with their unrivalled performance level and very long service life, they are particularly reliable and robust and – thanks to their sophisticated detection technology – they can give a highly sensitive and early reaction to incipient fire conditions.
Patol offers a comprehensive range of three different Securiton detectors that makes this early detection of fires both scalable and cost-effective. The difference between models is the maximum area that each covers and this ranges from a single facility up to areas measuring 5,600m2. ASD 535, the flagship model for large-scale applications in four versions (1 or 2 channels, with/without smoke level indicator) is the universal device with outstanding performance characteristics for medium-sized and large monitoring areas. Its ambient temperature range reaches as low as –30°C, making it perfect for cold storage warehouses.
Whether in IT racks, production halls or large deep-freeze areas, Patol has the perfect fire protection solution for all safety requirements.