Steel Industry

Today, steel is one of the most important industrial materials. The steel industry supplies intermediate products such as hot wide strips, forging parts, sheet metal, rails, long products, wire and pipes which are then processed further to make end products.

The fire hazard in the steel industry is immense. The warm and cold strip plants, welding machines, central control and hydraulics rooms, oil cellars, cable channels and diverse coating and staining units - all of these branches contain high risks. Production machines are particularly exposed to high risk of fire through oil or other flammable liquids and sediments together with hot components and electric ignition sources. Moreover, high risk results from significant unit related fire loads such as plastics, lines and oil storage. These could lead to service disruptions and production downtimes. Even a small fire could paralyze an entire plant with disastrous economic damage. Only adequate fire prevention measures can help avoid potentially fatal accidents effectively.

The high fire load in steel manufacturing facilities makes fire prevention a challenge, but with a combination of different fire extinguishing systems, optimal protection of production machines and processes can be achieved. When designing customised fire fighting systems, the various causes of fire as well as possible spread of fire should be taken into consideration.

Areas to be protected:

  • Coke Plant
  • Sintering Plant
  • Steel Melting Plants
  • Blast Furnace
  • Continuous Casting Plant and Ladle Turrets
  • Hot Rolling Mills
  • Cold Rolling Mills
  • Pickling Lines
  • Electrolytic Coil Coating
  • Conveyor Belt Systems
  • Oil Tanks
  • Oil Cellars
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Control Stations, Switch Rooms and IT Rooms

  • Cable Channels and Cable Tunnels
  • Cable Rooms
  • Coal Storage Areas (External)
  • Administration Buildings

Kind of Protection Required:

  • Fire Hydrant System
  • Fire Alarm & Detection System
  • Sprinkler System
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  •        - Powder Based Fire Suppression System
  •        - Water Spray Suppression Systems
  •        - Foam Fire Suppression Systems
  •        - Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems
  • Water Mist Fire Suppression System
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Mobile Fire Extinguishers