06 May 2020 | Feature Article
The fire triangle explains that there are three ingredients for most fires – heat, fuel and an oxidising agent. If you want to control a fire, you reduce the fuel, oxygen or heat. Sprinklers, which are the most commonly used fire protection system, address the heat and fuel legs. But now there’s a new kid on the block, which aims to solve the problem differently: oxygen reduction systems (ORS). Michael Stuckings, Operations Chief Engineer at FM Global Australia explains why caution is needed on oxygen reduction systems.