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Port warehouse benefiting from Patol ASD

14 March 2018

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. 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. 

The 3 high-level bay warehouses are protected from fire by a total of 24 Securiton ASD detectors from Patol, the exclusive distributor in the UK for Securiton’s SecuriRAS range of ASD systems. The project saw the installation of the detectors and associated pipework by BBC Fire Protection, part of Marlowe plc, who have been supplying fire protection solutions throughout the UK for almost 40 years.

The benefits offered by ASD systems, which are ultra-sensitive, quiet and unobtrusive, ensures they are an increasingly viable and effective alternative to standard point detection, leading to their widespread adoption across numerous applications. 

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