Choosing the best fire-suppresant system

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 846, 1982

LORNE ROBERTS, National Sales Manager, Fire Protection Systems Division, Levitt-Safety Limited

This paper describes: how Falconbridge's fire protection system meets the needs of the Lockerby Mine; why the system was chosen over other alternatives; how it is unique, but can be applied to any underground situtation; details of the system; how it was installed; the role of a fire protection company; and general considerations when choosing a fire-suppresant system.
Keywords: Fire protection, Fire suppression, Underground mining, Safety, Foam, Sprinklers.