Distributor of Stat-X fire suppression systems targets U.K. waste and recycling industry as prime customers.
Nobel Fire Systems, Heywood, England, says “it is startling to note that a major fire takes place at a waste or recycling company every day on average in the United Kingdom.”
Nobel, a distributor of United States-made Stat-X fire suppression systems, has been marketing heavily to waste and recycling facility operators in the U.K., with one recent buyer being hazardous waste treatment company Environmental Resource Group (ERG), based in Brownhills, England.
“We are acutely aware of the danger of fire, particularly in our sector of the collection and disposal of hazardous waste removal,” says Aron James, CEO of ERG. “We wanted to do all we could to mitigate the risk and so worked with fire suppression specialists Nobel Fire Systems to introduce measures that could protect our staff and buildings.”
James adds, “We have installed a number of Stat-X fire suppression units throughout our permitted facilities. It’s ideal for ERG and requires little installation, so no pipework or nozzles. The small handheld unit with pull activator can be thrown into areas with active fire and provide immediate fire suppression, buying time for firefighters to arrive.”
Nobel Fire Systems says an October 2012 fire at a wood recycling site in Derbyshire, England, “impacted the environment within a 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) range, costing the Environment Agency £200,000 ($335,000) in the cleanup operation.” The fire also led to an eight-month custodial sentence for one of the company’s directors, according to a Nobel press release.