Preventive fire protection with Bilfinger Industrial Services - minimizing loss expense and downtimes

Munich, (PresseBox) - In Germany, the standard building regulations set out the rules which companies must follow to protect their industrial assets and employees from fire and flue gas. Bilfinger Industrial Services is now showing how loss expense and interruptions to production can be reduced by means of preventive fire protection. In a new brochure entitled "Vorbeugender baulicher Brandschutz" (Preventive fire protection in buildings), it explains the parts of industrial plants which are particularly at risk and how they can be fireproofed.

Preventive or passive fire protection can help to improve the safety of staff, industrial assets and production processes. Numerous construction elements and plant parts must be protected. For instance, steel and concrete structures lose their rigidity at high temperatures and may collapse. Accordingly, they must be shielded from the effects of heat either by means of special fire protection cladding or insulation. Piping frequently runs along rescue or escape routes and must therefore be fitted with appropriate fire protection. Electrical installations and smoke-exhaust/ventilation systems, barriers, room sealing and support frames require specially tailored fireproofing. By pre-emptively fireproofing their plants, companies ensure that loss and reconstruction expense is kept as low as possible and interruptions to production are minimised.

Individual fire protection solutions

The experts at Bilfinger Industrial Services offer a comprehensive package of services encompassing planning and consulting, execution and documentation as well as maintenance and repairs addressing all key aspects of fire protection. They prepare individual fire protection solutions providing the optimum technical and business answers. They are always based on the legislative requirements and the specifics of the individual case. One key element of Bilfinger Industrial Services' expertise is the fact that its specialists are certified. In addition, the teams of experts are able to rely on extensive knowledge in thermal and low-temperature insulation as well as noise control.

The brochure will soon be also available in English. For further information or suggestions, send a message to brandschutz.is@bilfinger.com.

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Bilfinger SE

Bilfinger Industrial offers comprehensive technical services for industrial customers in the process industry, energy production and other selected sectors. Its services comprise consulting and engineering as well as project management, fabrication and construction and comprehensive maintenance packages and solutions for complex projects. Comprising the two subgroups Bilfinger Industrial Services and Bilfinger Industrial Technologies, Bilfinger Industrial is the largest segment within Bilfinger SE and with some 38,000 employees active internationally. In 2012, the Industrial segment generated revenues of over EUR 3.7 billion. Further information is available at www.industrial.bilfinger.com and www.is.bilfinger.com.

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