Fire protection vs. pre-fire protection
Fire protection vs. pre-fire protection how to compare the two systems? It turns out that you can go beyond the current schemes and automate certain processes, which aim to prevent the occurrence of fires. Fire protection has so far been limited to the methods of fighting fire based on control and effective verification whether the fire has occurred or not. Technology has striven for ever better detection. However, even if it would achieve its mastery and generate an alarm a second after the fire arises, we still have to deal with the element of fire.
Pre-Fire Protection is a completely different approach to the safety of employees and the entire industrial plant. It puts human life in the first place. Its aim is to protect even before a fire occurs. Does this technology have to do with predicting the future? Of course not.
Every fire has its own causes. A publication released in 2014 called the Red Book of Fires has over 1000 pages. It describes all statistics of fires registered in the 10 years between 2004 and 2013 in our country. It turns out that in the industry about 25-30% of the causes of fires are associated with the carelessness of adults while conducting particularly hazardous work with fire. Similar American studies also indicate the most common cause of accidents by work with fire ie: “Hot Work”.
Fire work requires constant supervision 100% of the time, verification of equipment, whether it is in working order and whether the fire work area contains hazardous materials that are flammable and may cause a fire.
Until now, health and safety systems have been responsible for this, requiring special paper work permits to be opened. However, no one can confirm that these jobs have been properly vetted, inspected, and are supervised 100% of the time. Hazards arise when people violate established rules. From fatigue or error.
The case is different when using electronic work permits that are integrated with a geolocation system that monitors the presence of workers.
This refers to e-work permits. In this situation, the system oversees the current data from the server side and conducts constant surveillance. It requires verification of the work site and equipment and will not allow work to proceed if this process is omitted. So here we have a system that automatically counteracts and alerts when there are favorable circumstances for fire – the most common causes.
Avoiding the causes is therefore the best and cheapest way to protect to make a real impact on reducing costs associated with removing the effects of industrial fires. Pre-fire protection designed by InnerWeb is the best candidate to create the International System of Pre-Fire Protection in Industry 4.0, which will reduce the losses that amount to PLN 19.2 BLN per year worldwide.
Increased productivity through reduced bureaucracy is only a savings in the InnerWeb service. Pre-fire protection itself is the direction in which the SEVESO III Directive should turn. It is a responsibility and an obligation facing plants.
FIRE PROTECTION vs. PRE-FEED PROTECTION FIRE PROTECTION PRE-FEED PROTECTION
- ALARM WHEN FIRE √ X
- ALARM WHEN UNATTENDED
IN THE WORKING AREA WITH FIRE X √
- MONITORING WHEN TRANSITION
- monitoring when transition to 24/7 OPERATION MODE X √ 4.
- WARNING WHEN ENTERING
- WARNING WHEN GOING INTO WORK SUPERVISION MODE X
- INFORMATION ON WORK STATUS X √
- INFORMATION ON LOCATION OF WORKERS X √
- LINK FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE LOCATION OF
OF PERSONS DURING EVACUATION X √
- VERIFICATION OF WORK SITE WITH FIRE X √
- VERIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR WORK
USING FIRE X √