Success Stories

Read how Firetrace’s automatic fire suppression systems for fume cabinets prevented a major fire breaking out at a laboratory belonging to a large pharmaceutical company.

What Happened

The fire was caused by an unfortunate error; a scientist working in one of the company's many laboratories inadvertently made a mistake when mixing a compound. This mistake resulted in a runaway chemical reaction, which started a fire.

How Firetrace Helped

Luckily the fume cabinet was protected by a Firetrace Carbon Dioxide suppression system, which automatically extinguished the fire and activated the fire alarm, all while the scientist was reporting the incident to their line manager.

The photographs show there was minimal damage to the fume cabinet thanks to the suppression system reacting so quickly. The fume cabinet was soon back in use after the Firetrace system had been replenished.

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