Mine magazines – underground storerooms for explosives and other equipment – are extremely sensitive and volatile areas in a mine that require coverage from a reliable, fully-functioning fire protection system. Historically, these systems required site personnel to be in close proximity to the fire hazard in order to manually activate the sprinkler system. With the development and availability of automatic sprinkler system technology, personnel no longer need to put themselves in harm’s way to manually trip the system.
Flying Fox was one of many mines making the switch from manually operated fire protection systems to automatic. Located in Western Australia’s Goldfields, Flying Fox mine is the first to use Victaulic automatic deluge systems in the underground magazine. By providing unparalleled quality and the fastest trip time on the market, Victaulic Series 769 FireLock NXT deluge systems ensured quick detection of hazards, the highest water coverage available, and an automatic reset feature so your system is always in service. Simplified trim configurations allowed for fast and easy installation and on-site training ensured proper installation of the system.