Pre-Processing Plant, Oldbury

Client

Fairport Engineering Ltd

Architect

Fairport Engineering Ltd

Value

£17m

Project
The pre-processing plant was designed to recycle non-ferrous metals and plastics from crushed cars. The recycling plant is situated within a large warehouse and some workstations were approximately 12m above the ground. Our client required us to undertake CFD modelling to check that the means of escape was acceptable.

Challenges
There are extended travel distances at ground floor level and some workstations were up to 12m above ground level with an extended travel distance to the nearest final exit.

Solutions
Innovation Fire Engineering used CFD modelling to demonstrate that the smoke reservoir within the building was large enough to allow sufficient time for escape for all occupants, including those positioned at height at the start of the fire.

 

 

David, H & S ManagerFairport Engineering
“There was no major revision that had to be done after the fire strategy was carried out, so we made cost savings. We are totally satisfied with Innovation Fire’s quality of work.”
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