Cogent has a wealth of experience in the area of Industrial Fire Safety within the Engineered Wood Products and Pellet Industry. At Cogent, we take a holistic yet integrated approach to Industrial Fire Safety. We look at all aspects of prevention, protection, mitigation, and response in design to minimize impacts on life, property and the environment.
Whether your project is in North America or Europe, Cogent can work with all stakeholders to navigate the standards, address the risks and provide an integrated Fire Safety solution.
> Process Fire Protection
Handling wood fiber requires a comprehensive approach to sparks/fire detection, suppression, explosion protection and notification. These systems need to be properly specified and integrated to ensure equipment and fire protection systems work reliably and take automated action when required. Cogent offers extensive design experience, integrating systems to ensure clients receive a safe and reliable solution.
> Hazardous Locations
Environments where combustible dust is present, require area classification as part of any Fire Safety System design. Whether the standards are in North America or Europe, Cogent can assist clients with navigating standards, selecting the correct classifications, specifying requirements, and locating equipment to meet the standards within the plant environments.
> Fire Alarm System
It is critical to design systems that are properly integrated with all the other fire systems in a facility to efficiently address situational awareness during an event. In addition, designs need to accommodate local standards and address the correct monitoring, notification, and safe exiting in a timely manner. Working with Cogent, clients can ensure that their Fire Alarm System addresses the necessary standards and operational personnel safety needs.
> Electrical Safety
Not only do electrical systems in an industrial plant need to be designed and installed to safeguard employees from electrical shocks, mitigate fire risks and minimize risk to personnel safety working on electrical equipment. Cogent also provides the engineering services to design your electrical system to minimize and manage arc flash risks.
> Building and Asset Protection
It is important to protect key assets in your Industrial Operation in order to reduce downtime as the result of an unexpected fire event. Long lead time equipment, that is critical to your operation, needs to be properly protected against fire damage. As part of a good Industrial Fire Safety design, a comprehensive plant-wide approach to protecting high-risk areas such as thermal oil and hydraulic rooms with foam systems, effective compartmentalization of building and various monitoring systems needs to be in place. Cogent has the experience to work with clients to ensure these key assets are protected from fire.