Fire safety package addresses almost £50 million of farm losses

Farms and other agricultural environments can help ensure that livestock and assets are protected from fire following the launch of a dedicated package by fire-detection specialists Patol. Every year in the UK some 1,700 farm buildings are destroyed by fire.1…

Felixstowe Port Warehouses Benefit From Patol Aspirating Smoke Detection

A project to protect the largest warehousing and cross-docking facility in one of the UK’s busiest ports has demonstrated the suitability of aspirating smoke detection (ASD) for buildings characterised by large open spaces and high roofs.

PD Portcentric Logistics is based on the 28-acre site near to Dock Gate One in the Port of Felixstowe on the east coast of the UK. Recognised as a prime location for the import and export of goods, the port is the UK’s largest in terms of size and accommodates some of the world’s biggest ships, including deep-draughted vessels through its extensive deepwater complex. As the largest customs approved warehousing facility in the Port, PD is central to the Felixstowe operation. With 3 warehouses containing a wide range of goods – from FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and general merchandise to retail products and ambient foodstuffs – protecting the contents, as well as the structure of the warehouses themselves, is crucial.

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