FX Prevent is proud to announce the completion of it’s first LOX® Fire Prevention system in South Africa, commissioned by Euroberry (Pty Ltd) and brokered by our South African distributors: Nitro-Gen Africa.
Euroberry is a supplier of frozen fruits to the South African Industrial Market with a range that includes fruit purees, concentrates and dried fruits.
Founded in 2000, Euroberry now has three cold storage and distribution centres located in the main commercial hubs of Somerset West (Head Office) Johannesburg and Durban.
Euroberry approached FX Prevent through our South African Distributors: Nitro-Gen Africa, with the request to design and build a LOX® Oxygen Reduction – Fire Prevention system for the refrigerated high-bay warehouse of their production facility located in Cape Town.
Because ambient air is extremely dry in refrigerated warehouses, there is a much higher possibility of fire outbreaks
It is therefore of the utmost importance to protect the warehouse by lowering the oxygen level to 17 % at which point, combustion becomes almost impossible.
Euroberry recognized the importance of taking the best possible preemptive fire safety measures in order to protect their investment and their workers against the potential of fire outbreaks.
One of the main reasons for Euroberry choosing the LOX® Fire prevention system was the unmatched energy efficiency of our HP-PSA Nitrogen Generator Units.
Not only are FX Prevent nitrogen extraction units 50% more energy efficient that competitor units that use membrane technology or conventional PSA technology, but they and also have a much longer effective life-cycle due to our innovative design.
The chosen solution was a N+1 redundant system (with 50% redundant capacity) using our latest generation nitrogen production units.
The LOX® nitrogen extraction units feature a very compact but highly flexible design that allows for highly efficient system scaling.
Our industry leading nitrogen extraction units are build using only top of the range subcomponents and the design of the units make access to subcomponents easy lowering downtime during maintenance operations.
The compressed air supply needed for the LOX® Nitrogen extraction unit is provided by two 15kw/h compressors in order to achieve redundancy.
The protected warehouse has a total volume of approximately 13.000 m3.
Keeping into account the input and output of the warehouse and the inherent air leakage, we designed and build a LOX® Oxygen reduction – Fire Prevention system capable of producing 55 m3 of nitrogen (in gas form)/hour.