Battery Storage Facilities
Battery storage rooms are increasingly replacing diesel-fuelled generators as a more eco-friendly backup power source, and are widely used to supply emergency power for critical systems and infrastructure. However, the presence of many batteries in a single space presents unique concerns around fire safety. The battery storage room must be designed in a way to eliminate as much heat as possible, and to contain a fire in the event that one occurs.
Invicta Durasteel provides a complete, tailored solution for your battery room fire safety needs. Our Durasteel barriers provide comprehensive protection against even the most intensive fires and explosions, helping to contain fires within the room or keep external fires at bay. With more than 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry, and projects completed in 24 separate countries, we can deliver anywhere and on any scale.
Invicta Durasteel’s fire and blast resistant barriers are fire rated up to 4 hours, shielding your battery storage room from internal or external threats. Whether a fire develops inside the battery storage room or elsewhere in your facility, our comprehensive fire and blast protection ensures that your critical systems are compartmentalised, meaning that the loss of your mains power or battery power due to fire will not affect the other source.
Given the widespread use of battery storage rooms in major infrastructure projects, providing comprehensive fire and blast protection is especially important. We’ve installed barriers, doors, encasements and more in projects around the world, including airports, metro stations, ports and military facilities. With battery power on the rise due to its reliability and green credentials, we can help you mitigate the risks it poses, and ensure the integrity of your backup power in an emergency.
One of the great advantages of Durasteel for fire and blast protection is its low profile. Durasteel is thin and lightweight compared to comparable fire and blast barriers, and can be easily removed and relocated. This gives you total flexibility in case you decide to move or expand your battery storage room. Unlike concrete, Durasteel does not require any time for foundations to set, making it far quicker to install and reducing labour costs.
Our battery storage room fire protection systems are rigorously tested and certified to a range of international standards, including BS EN IEC 62933-5-2:2020. As both a designer and supplier of bespoke Durasteel systems, Invicta will ensure that your battery storage room fire protection fits seamlessly into your facility, and is installed with minimal disruption to your business or residence. As well as fire barriers, we also have the capacity to install other fire protection systems, including VESDA alarms and fire rated ceilings.
With many countries looking to phase out the use of diesel generators in favour of battery backup power supplies, more and more organisations are facing up to the need for battery storage. By protecting your battery storage room with our fire barriers and other systems, you can manage the costs of this transition – and ensure that the money you invest in your battery storage room doesn’t go up in smoke.
By visiting your facility or collaborating with your electrical systems engineers, we can build a comprehensive fire solution to spec, and install it with a minimum of fuss. To discuss your project and arrange a free site visit, contact us today.