Sectorisation of fire: logistics
Sectorisation in logistics has the objective of minimising the risk of the fire spreading, containing it in a specific area, and avoiding severe damage in this type of space.
Fire protection in logistics
The sectorisation of fire is essential in any risk situation, wherever it occurs. The main objective is to keep the fire and smoke under control, preventing them from quickly expanding through the rest of the building. Thanks to sectorisation, risks are minimised in fire extinguishing tasks, allowing greater visibility and ease in accessing the affected area, avoiding the transmission of harmful smoke particles, reducing major structural damage, reducing subsequent costs, and allowing evacuation under the best conditions.
In the area of logistics, the most suitable fire protection must be taken into account, from design and development of engineering to installation and maintenance.
The sectorisation of fire in logistics warehouses is essential, as their characteristics increase the risk of fire. The wide variety of products, the potential presence of corrosive or flammable substances, high fire loads and large storage areas increase the need to control the fire in its initial stage to avoid severe damage in this type of space.
If we add to this the foreseeable loss of image, which impede normal recovery of the activity, it is concluded that this type of business is very sensitive to the risk of fire, therefore requiring excellent safety conditions. Fire control measures must be directed at detecting and extinguishing the fire as quickly as possible, containing it in a specific area through appropriate sectorisation.