HOSPITAL - SAFETY IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

In regard to fire protection, hospitals and nursing homes are particularly critical, as the fast evacuation of patients places high demands. 

According to statistics from the Association of German Fire Protection Officers, there is a fire in a hospital in Germany every 18 days and even every eight days in a retirement and nursing home. 

Fire protection in hospitals and nursing homes is not only a special challenge from a technical point of view: In the event of an incident, people who cannot save themselves under their own power often have to be helped. A fast evacuation is essential.

FAST EVACUATION – THE TRUE DANGER IS THE SMOKE

Rescuing people and patients is the top priority in the event of a fire alarm. If a fire breaks out, every minute counts. The focus is on those who cannot get to safety in time under their own steam. While those needing help do not necessarily consist of senior citizens in hospitals, old age is the rule in nursing homes.

In case of fire, a high smoke concentration is produced very quickly. This is dangerous for two reasons: 

  • For one thing, the smoke quickly takes away your vision and you can become disoriented.

  • On the other hand, the smoke is very toxic and a few percents by volume is enough to render one unconscious.


It is therefore crucial how quickly the dangerous smoke can be evacuated so that both staff and rescue workers have enough time to safely evacuate everyone present from a hospital or nursing home.

WE ARE EXPERTS IN FIRE PROTECTION AND SMOKE EXTRACT

The safety of patients, nursing home residents and employees can only be ensured with a coordinated overall fire protection concept that includes all structural, system engineering and operational-organisational components. 

The overall concept determines the effectiveness in the event of a fire in order to minimise the risk of fire and to extend the intervention time in the event of an emergency.

The expertise of TROX in the field of fire and smoke protection is unique. For decades, TROX has been developing components and systems for fire and smoke protection in buildings and underground transport systems. 

We are available to you as a competent advisor for all questions concerning the topic of smoke protection and extract in your project from the beginning. Together with you, we develop a customised concept to help you achieve your project goals.

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YOUR CONTACT PERSON

I AM HAPPY TO ADVISE YOU.

Whether new construction, design, optimisation, system expansion, refurbishment or maintenance – TROX is at your side. Describe your specific needs to us or arrange a non-binding consultation.

Michael Buschmann
Head of International Business Development Management

Phone: +49 (0) 2845 202-303

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EVERYTHING FROM A SINGLE SOURCE

SMOKE EXTRACT SYSTEMS

The TROX X-FANS safety systems make it possible to keep escape routes free of smoke. The advantages of complete systems:

  • Coordinated, functional safety packages
  • All components from a single source
  • Consultancy in designing entire systems

 


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FIRE DAMPERS

Fire dampers prevent the propagation of fire and smoke to adjacent fire compartments. 

Whether ceiling or wall, round or square – TROX has the right fire damper in any case.

All TROX fire dampers are also available in an ATEX certified construction.

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SMOKE EXTRACT AND SMOKE PROTECTION DAMPERS

Smoke control dampers are an important part of mechanical smoke extract systems, which are supposed keep escape routes, for example, free in case of fire. 




 

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ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SMOKE EXTRACTION SYSTEMS – SIMPLY EXPLAINED

PASSIVE

The passive mechanical control of TROX X-FANS.

ACTIVE

The active electrical control of Dr. Ermer GmbH.

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