Photuris Ltd awarded only UK partnership with Fogtec for rolling stock

Photuris Ltd have been awarded the UK’s only Official Fogtec Partnership for Rolling Stock, this comes after intensive training for 8 engineers gaining Fogtec Certification earlier this year.

Fogtec Fire Protection Systems requires quarterly and annual inspections with 8 year extended services, Photuris Ltd are fully certified to carry out all aspects of PPM and P1 critical repairs.

Photuris Ltd now provide Pre Planned Maintenance with 24/7 call out for some of the leading train manufacturers and maintenance providers across the United Kingdom

FOGTEC fire detection systems and firefighting systems are used for the protection of passenger compartments, locomotives and diesel power packs throughout the world. Having supplied over 12000 systems, our long-term customers trust the benefits of early detection, effective firefighting and the possibilities of compensating for other deficiencies in the context of train design. The following are just a small selection of our many references.

The safety of people has utmost priority. At the same time, passengers also constitute the greatest hazard – vandalism is one of the most frequent causes of fires. Dynamic dual alarm dependency has shown itself to be the most effective system for firefighting in this area and keeps the risk of false alarms to a minimum. Smoke represents a key parameter for fires since thermally activated systems are unsuitable for passenger compartment areas. Water mist, in particular, is the most appropriate firefighting technology in passenger compartments since, unlike gas extinguishing systems, it can be activated without pre-warning times. There is no need to close doors and windows and high pressure water mist encloses the fire rapidly and helps creating safety zones and evacuation areas for people.

The main dangers in diesel engine rooms are oil, lubricants, micro-leakages and pipe ruptures. Thermal detection with a linear heat detector that incorporates a specific project design is used in diesel engine rooms. For firefighting, the use of high pressure water sprays or aerosols is recommended.

For rolling stock, the traction system, auxiliary systems, on-board electric power supply and drives, signal and control systems require a special type of fire protection. A linear heat or smoke detector enables fires to be thermally promptly detected. The adequate firefighting technology is selected based on the composition of the electrical components. Options include high.pressure water mist, gas extinguishing and aerosol systems.