Flying Fox Underground Deluge System

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Project Type: Metal Mine
Owner: Western Areas
Engineer: Firesafe United Group
Contractor: CPC Engineering
Services:
  • Training
Pipe Material:
  • Carbon Steel - Galvanized
Pipe Size: 1/2 – 4"/ 15DN-100DN
Location: Goldfields, Western Australia
Solutions:
  • Compressed Construction Schedule
  • Ease of Installation
  • Fire Suppression
  • On-site Training & Support

Mine magazines are extremely sensitive and volatile areas in a mine that require coverage from a reliable, fully functioning fire protection system. Historically, these systems required site personnel to be in close proximity to the fire hazard in order to manually activate the sprinkler system. With the development and availability of automatic sprinkler system technology, personnel no longer need to put themselves in harm’s way to manually trip the system.

Flying Fox made the decision to switch from a manually operated fire protection system to an automatic system. Located in Western Australia’s Goldfields, Flying Fox mine was the first to use Victaulic automatic deluge systems in the underground magazine. By providing unparalleled quality and the fastest trip time on the market, Victaulic Series 769 FireLock™ NXT deluge systems ensured quick detection of hazards, the highest water coverage available, and an automatic reset feature so the system was always in service. Simplified trim configurations allowed for fast and easy installation and on-site training ensured proper installation of the system, mitigating onsite risk.