Fire protection for the mining industry
A large fire in a mine can be a serious threat. If that mine is under prepared, the consequences can be horrific. The hazardous nature and typical remoteness of mining operations makes extra vigilance in preventing and adequately preparing for fires a financial, legal and ethical necessity.
When it comes to the complexities and dangers of the mining industry, no other company has Wormald’s depth of experience, knowledge, skills or technology. We are one of the region’s largest fire protection providers with decades of successful implementations of large-scale fire systems in complex and production-intensive operations like mining.
Our end-to-end mining solutions range from system design and installation, maintenance and technical support, refurbishments and upgrades, through to consulting, engineering advice, firefighting equipment, training, evacuation plans and more:
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Sprinkler systems can automatically detect a fire, transmit an alarm and control the fire. This can be the difference between a minor accident and a major business shutdown. Led by professional project managers, Wormald’s engineers design, install and commission reliable, cost-effective sprinkler systems by carefully analysing your facility or site in terms of occupancy, operation and fire risk. For more information please visit our Fire Sprinkler Systems section.
Water Spray Deluge Systems
Water spray deluge systems are typically used in hazardous environments where fires may spread very quickly or where valuable equipment surrounding the fire needs to be cooled. These systems are designed for use in a variety of special hazard applications, including mining sites and facilities. At the heart of our systems are specialised spray nozzles, positioned at the correct location, to quickly bring fire under control and stop it spreading. For more information please visit our Water Spray Deluge Systems section.
Water Mist Systems
Water Mist is a versatile and highly efficient fire-fighting medium. What differentiates Water Mist from traditional water based systems is its reduced droplet size. When a droplet of water vaporises, it expands by some 1,600 times. Because heat absorption is a function of surface area and not volume, smaller droplets mean more surface area and therefore faster heat absorption. For more information please visit our Water Mist Systems section.
The ideal fire protection for flammable liquids. For maximum effectiveness, foam systems must be delivered to the fire efficiently and in a controlled and directed manner. Our designers will analyse your facility, the fire risk and consider likely scenarios. They will design a system configuration to effectively combat fire, help you consider the options and decide upon the most suitable solution. For more information please visit our Foam Systems section.
Vehicle Fire Suppression
When you combine heat, flammable liquids, turbo chargers, exhaust fumes, electrical components and brakes in the enclosed space of the engine compartment, the potential risk of a fast and furious fire is high. Our end-to-end solutions are designed to rapidly suppress fires in heavy and light commercial vehicles. For more information please visit our Vehicle Fire Suppression section.
Wormald is one of the leading suppliers of emergency breathing apparatus to firefighters, law enforcement personnel and the military around the world. Our products and services include; breathing apparatus, emergency air systems, gas and respiratory masks, communication devices, quantitative fit testing and more. For more information please visit our Breathing Apparatus section.
Wormald supplies a wide range of high-quality portable and fixed gas detection units that offer powerful and professional features, yet are compact and easy to carry. Our range includes leading products from Scott® and RAE Systems. For more information please visit our Gas Detection–portable and Gas Detection–fixed sections.
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Wormald offer a wide range of thermal imaging cameras that are ideal for a huge range of applications, including; electrical systems inspection, pipework insulation, mechanical systems inspections, building inspections, professional thermography, power utilities and process control across many industries. For more information please visit our Thermal Imaging Cameras sections.
SAPPHIRE™ Fire Suppression System
The SAPPHIRE™ fire suppression system is specially designed for use in areas that house sensitive equipment that cannot be shut down. The SAPPHIRE™ agent is designed not to conduct electricity, be non-corrosive, minimise the risk of damage to sensitive equipment and leaves no residue and requires no clean-up. For more information please visit our SAPPHIRE™ Fire Suppression System section.
Inergen® Gaseous Systems
Inergen® Gaseous Systems are designed not to have ill effects on people or the environment and its components are naturally occurring atmospheric gases. Inergen® is the fire suppression system of choice for areas that contain high value or mission critical assets. For more information please visit our Inergen® Gaseous Systems section.
Portable Fire Equipment
Having serviced and functional fire equipment on hand when and where you need it can mean the difference between a minor blaze and a devastating full scale fire. From portable fire extinguishers to fire proof safes, Wormald offers a comprehensive range of top quality fire equipment that gives you a powerful first line of defence against fire. For more information please visit our Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets sections.
Fire Safety Training
Fire, bomb threats and explosions, gas leaks and earthquakes. Would you know what to do if any of these emergencies occurred in the next 10 seconds? Wormald’s range of fire safety training and emergency training courses give your staff the skills and confidence to make the right decisions and act quickly in the event of a workplace emergency. Wormald is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with certified trainers who can confidently guide your staff through practical theory, and unforgettable hands-on, learning experiences. For more information please visit our Fire Safety Training section.