Technoswitch has established a reputation for offering innovative and reliable Fire Detection and Suppression solutions. As a result of our dedicated focus on Fire Detection technology and the fact that we have on board some of the world’s top Fire Detection brands, we are uniquely positioned to offer solutions that are optimal across a variety of industries.

Learn more about our industry expertise below:

Mining Industry

The unique characteristics of mining, which include harsh environments, complex and hazardous processes, together with the specialised, expensive processing equipment including vehicles, machine control equipment and conveyor components required for these operations, necessitate the use of specialised and reliable fire detection equipment.

Typical Application

  • Conveyors
  • MCC Rooms
  • Vehicles

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Conventional Fire Control Panels
  • Ember Detection
  • Fire Suppression Units
  • Flame Detection
  • Gas Extinguishing Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Linear Heat Detection

Petrochemical, Oil & Gas

Offshore platforms, oil and petrochemical refineries all utilise vast, sophisticated, high-risk processes employing and/or producing a multitude of hazardous flammable liquids and gasses that demand fast and reliable heat, smoke, gas and flame detection, together with effective fire suppression systems.

Typical Application

  • Drill Ships
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Oil Refineries
  • Petrochemical Refineries

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Conventional Fire Control Panels
  • Fire Suppression Units
  • Flame Detection
  • Gas Extinguishing Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Linear Heat Detection
  • Open-path Gas Detection

Power Generation

A power generating facility is made up of various and diverse areas, each with its unique challenges and hazards – be it nuclear, coal, wind, or solar plants. These intricate environments, eg. big open spaces and high ceilings, combustible materials, dust and debris, require specialist detection and suppression equipment to effectively address the unique challenges present.

Typical Application

  • Coal
  • Nuclear
  • Solar
  • Wind

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Ember Detection
  • Fire Suppression Units
  • Flame Detection
  • Gas Extinguishing Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Linear Heat Detection
  • Remote Networking (IP Gateway)

Marine Fire Detection

The marine environment with its harsh, corrosive characteristics, differing operating environments and confined spaces, presents unique safety challenges. It is therefore imperative to specify and install specialist marine detection equipment, approved and certified by a recognised marine approval body. These include, Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Germanischer Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) etc.

Typical Application

  • Engine Compartments
  • General Fire Detection

Associated Product Lines

  • Extinguishing Control Panels
  • Fire Suppression
  • Linear Heat Detection
  • Marine Approved Fire Control Panels
  • Marine Approved Flame Detection

Commercial

Due to the varied nature of commercial premises, both physical and operational, the identification of a suitable fire detection system is critical. These buildings often present challenges such as high ceilings and atriums, and effective evacuation should be a priority. For example, in large populated areas, reliable fire detection systems are required to prevent unnecessary evacuations, while false alarms will also affect business continuity.

Typical Application

  • Office Building
  • Shopping Malls

Associated Product Lines

  • Conventional Fire Control Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Optical Beam Smoke Detection
  • Remote Networking (IP Gateway
  • Smoke & Heat Detection

Healthcare

Fire detection protection in healthcare environments is critical in assuring the safety of patients, hospital staff and visitors to the hospital. With operating theatres, ICU rooms and many immobile patients, it is critical that the hospital is evacuated efficiently and that false alarms do not occur. The high value and sensitivity of equipment in many areas require the best possible fire detection in order to detect fires before they result in serious damage.

Typical Application

  • Atriums
  • Data Rooms
  • General Wards
  • MRI Facilities
  • Operating Rooms
  • Switchgear

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Conventional Fire Control Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Optical Smoke Detection
  • Remote Networking (IP Gateway)
  • Smoke & Heat Detection

Telecommunications

With business continuity being paramount and the cost of equipment replacement extremely high, telecommunication companies place a large emphasis on fire detection. In these areas we focus on early warning fire detection applications in order to detect the fire at inception stage, thereby preventing unnecessary damage to critical equipment.

Typical Application

  • ATEs
  • Control Rooms
  • Data Centres
  • HVAC Rooms
  • Switch Rooms

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Fire Suppression Units
  • Gas Extinguishing Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Redundant Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Remote Networking (IP Gateway)

Warehousing, Logistics & Cold Storage

High value stock holding, elevated stacking heights and numerous other challenges in this sector, demand effective fire detection applications to ensure business continuity; and also to prevent possible false alarms caused by trucks or forklifts. Elements such as high levels of condensation and low temperatures, create challenges in cold storage that necessitate specific and effective detection.

Typical Application

  • Cold Storage
  • Distribution Centres
  • Factories
  • Warehousing

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Conventional Fire Control Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Optical Beam Detection
  • Smoke & Heat Detection

Industrial

Every industrial site has its individual requirements, for example hazardous rated areas, harsh environments, and critical applications such as MCC rooms, control rooms and server rooms. Identifying the particular risks related to the environment is critical and it is imperative that the correct equipment be used within the correct design parameters.

Typical Application

  • Smelters

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Conventional Fire Control Panels
  • Fire Suppression Units
  • Flame Detection
  • Gas Extinguishing Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Linear Heat Detection
  • Smoke & Heat Detection

Hospitality

Hospitality fire detection requirements are very specific, and in many cases are required to follow their own standards taking into account the possible number of people present in small areas. Fire detection systems need to consider people with disabilities such as hearing problems, eyesight limitations and physical disabilities. The fire detection system is required to alert people sleeping and also effectively evacuate the premises without false alarms.

Typical Application

  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Theatres

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • EN54 Part 23 approved warning devices
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Optical Beam Detection
  • Smoke & Heat Detection
  • Vibrating Pillows

Data Centres

With more and more companies moving their data storage to offsite premises, the protection of these data centres is critical. Since the equipment is very temperature sensitive, these areas have high airflow that can influence the performance of the detection system.  Having the correct fire detection system with early warning ensures protection of equipment and data. Monitoring of fire panels for remote sites is essential to prevent damage, should an alarm be triggered. Given that most areas have gas suppression systems, a reliable gas control unit is required, and it is also important that the detection system does not induce false alarms and false gas discharges.

Typical Application

  • Data Centres

Associated Product Lines

  • Aspiration Smoke Detection
  • Fire Suppression Units
  • Gas Extinguishing Panels
  • Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Redundant Intelligent (Addressable) Fire Control Panels
  • Remote Networking (IP Gateway)