Successful commissioning aircraft hangars in Hamburg

Wednesday 02 October 2013

In June 2013 the InnoVfoam team was present at a live test of a fire extinguishing system in two new production halls of the biggest passenger aircraft in the world.

In each hangar the following systems are commissioned:

  • 4 FWM-6-EL fire extinguishing monitors with a flow of 7000 LPM @ 7 bar each.
  • 2 FWM-6-EL fire extinguishing monitors with a flow of 4200 LPM @ 7 bar each.
  • 1 FWM-6-EL fire extinguishing monitor with a flow of 2400 LPM @ 7 bar.
  • 1 Monitor control system including a PLC and touch screen
  • 2 portable pults with a special storage cabinet on the front side of the hangar

Thanks to the by InnoVfoam supplied advanced operating system, it is possible that the four FWM-6-EL fire extinguishing monitors protect the total surface of the aircraft, the two FWM-4-EL fire extinguishing monitors protect the wings and the body of the aircraft, and the FWM-2-EL monitors protects the cockpit. The joint extinguishing capacity is nearly 40.000 liter per minute water/foam.

Further is it thanks to the advanced monitor control possible to postpone an extinguishment by using the ‘delay pushbuttons’ that are mounted in several  strategical places in the hangar. The monitors are programmed in a way that they can oscillate in specific directions and can produces water and foam automatically.

The InnoVfoam team has explained the operation of the fire monitors on the spot. The complete system was tested and successfully commissioned in presence of the client Calanbau GmbH and he end client.