Video Smoke Detection for Waste Recycling (real incident) – SRF Storage Fire

This shows a real-life incident where unfortunately the clients site burned down. Smokecatcher was working properly and detected the fire as shown – giving 4 hours of pre-warning. Unfortunately for the client their fire alarm monitoring wasn’t operating and by the time the alarm was raised externally it was too late.

This video demonstrates the importance of catching these fires in the ‘smoking’ stage. By the time spontaneous combustion occurs it is really too late – from becoming a flaming fire it took just 4 minutes for the fire to reach the camera. Flame detectors would only detect the incident at this flaming stage.

Contact Blazequel, specialists in fire detection systems to discuss your application in more detail, or visit our video smoke detection page for further information.