Disproforma, Argentina

The leading distributor of pharmaceutical products in Argentina, Disprofarma SA required fire protection for its huge 28,000 square metre warehouse, one of the largest constructed in the country.

Overview

The leading distributor of pharmaceutical products in Argentina, Disprofarma SA required fire protection for its huge 28,000 square metre warehouse, one of the largest constructed in the country. The company is located in Buenos Aires and annually distributes 100 million units of medicines nationwide, across a territory of 3,761,274 square kilometres, with a population of 37 million inhabitants.

The contract to supply the fire detection system was won by Isolse, Apollo’s representative in Argentina. The system is based on Apollo’s open digital protocol and incorporates more than 1,150 XP95 analogue addressable fire detectors and ancillary devices.

The Solution

Due to its size, the installation took place in two phases. The first phase to protect the main storage area is centred around two networked, eight-loop FireSense control panels and a full command repeater panel. 22 beam detectors (100m) are situated to protect the upper level and 400 XP95 smoke detectors offer protection at racking level. The system also includes manual call points and sounder beacon bases, plus 32 mini switch monitors that integrate signals from the extinguishing system.

The second phase of the installation involved a further 700 devices to protect associated offices and laboratories.

The Verdict

Phil Walford, Apollo's Sales Manager for Argentina, commented:

"This was a significant project for both Apollo and Isolse in Argentina. We are delighted that Disprofarma chose our fire detection technology to protect its products, its plant and its people."

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