FOGTEC Company was founded in 1997 in Cologne Germany. This company has been one of the world’s leading companies in the engineering, design and manufacturing of firefighting systems in some industries. The company’s products are including the fire fighting system in tunnels, railways, mobile and fixed systems, and it provides a wide range of services, including consulting and risk analysis, development and design of fire extinguishing equipment. Services provided by FOGTEC include supervision, commissioning, repair, and system upgrading. This company has a unique design for each project. The designs which is done is with cooperation of leading companies in this field as IFAB, HB. The declared systems by FOGTEC Company include water mist and aerosol.

Application in Road Tunnels

As the increasing the number of the road tunnels and also the vehicles passing through these tunnels, the risks in passing are increasing. The tunnels can be considered as a very risky place, due to the limited space inside the tunnels and the possibility of fire. The incidence of fire in a tunnel area greatly increases the temperature over time, as well as the heat and fire caused by hot gases threaten the lives of the people. The occurrence of an incident in the tunnel also causes damage to the tunnel structure, sometimes damages are irreparable and maybe cause the heavy traffic before the tunnel. According to the mentioned issues, we have to raise the safety level of road tunnels. The company designs and installs the water mist systems to use in road tunnels. An example of testing this method is shown in the following figure. A water mist system is a fire protection system which uses very fine water mist (the pressure more than 100 bar). The small water droplets allow the water mist to control, suppress or extinguish fires by cooling both the flame and surrounding gases by evaporation, displacing oxygen by evaporation and attenuating radiant heat by the small droplets themselves.

Application in rail systems

In the field of rail industry, FOGTEC has a great number of references and projects in case of fire announcement and extinguisher in the industry, which has consistently partnered with large companies such as BOMBARDIER, STADLER, SIEMENS, ALSTOM and etc. In general, the systems used by FOGTEC for fire and extinguishing in the rail industry around the world can be divided into two sections: passenger and locomotive.

  1. In the passenger compartment, the Water Mist system should be used because of the specific features of this technology that is provided by FOGTEC. Based on extensive research and experiments, FOGTEC is the only company that succeeded in creating and providing this type of the Water Mist.
  2. In locomotives, Aerosol Generators can be used for extinguishing and linear thermal sensors (LHD) be utilized for fire detection and notification. FOGTEC Aerosol Generator uses a safe chemical composition with a very high fire-extinguishing effect, which combines these materials with oxygen around the flame in a very short time to quench the fire completely.