The cor­rect fire sup­pres­sion sys­tem can make a big dif­fer­ence!

Australian Forests and Timber - - FIRE PREVENTION -

RE­CON IN­DUS­TRIES Aus­tralia was formed in 2011 and has been in­volved with the tim­ber in­dus­try since 2012. The highly spe­cialised busi­ness works across Aus­tralia in the tim­ber, waste and min­ing sec­tors.

“Our main fo­cus is spe­cial haz­ards such as ve­hi­cle sys­tems but we are in­volved in fire sys­tems for sub­sta­tions, ex­plo­sive bunkers and the petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­try as well as all gen­eral fire safety equip­ment and sys­tems along with test­ing and ser­vic­ing of this equip­ment,” says James Gray, Op­er­a­tions Man­ager.

“Cameron (Gray) and I both have over 13 years each of in­volve­ment in the fire in­dus­try.

“We or­gan­ise and run fire tech­ni­cians for ser­vic­ing fire sup­pres­sion sys­tems, fire fight­ing equip­ment and in­stal­la­tions across Aus­tralia.

“All of our tech­ni­cians re­ceive OEM train­ing on the fire sys­tems as well as cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from an in­de­pen­dent body,” said James.

“Re­con In­dus­tries Aus­tralia has avail­able and or is able to ac­cess most parts for most fire sup­pres­sion sys­tems. As well as be­ing an An­sul distrib­u­tor and a Qtec distrib­u­tor we also have parts for Fog­maker and DAFO read­ily avail­able which are fit­ted to some im­ported Euro­pean machines,” says Cameron.

“This en­ables Re­con to service most of the machines re­gard­less of which sys­tem is fit­ted.

We are able to of­fer cus­tomer AFFF, Dry Chem­i­cal, Dual agent and wet chem­i­cal fire sup­pres­sion sys­tems as well as the maintenance of these types of sys­tems,” he said.

When asked what should clients (in this in­stance the forestry in­dus­try) do to se­lect a sys­tem that is right for the oc­ca­sion, James listed the steps that should be taken:

Ask ques­tions. Make an ef­fort to un­der­stand the sys­tems avail­able, ser­vic­ing costs; ser­vic­ing du­ra­tion; es­ti­mated cost of sys­tem for the life of the ma­chine; is the prod­uct at end of life will it be sup­ported for the life of the ma­chine?

Does the sys­tem meet Aus­tralian stan­dards? Ask for proof of be­ing tested to Aus­tralian stan­dards.

Don’t jump for the cheapest op­tion. The over­all costs in­clud­ing ser­vic­ing need to be con­sid­ered.

En­sure that a full risk as­sess­ment is con­ducted in ac­cor­dance with AS5062 Fire pro­tec­tion for mo­bile and trans­portable equip­ment.

The right fire sup­pres­sion sys­tem can be a game-changer when things get tough.

Peter­son chip­per fit­ted with sup­pres­sion sys­tem.

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