Having been asked to introduce themselves briefly Phoenix write:
Since 2009, the company has been developing, planning, manufacturing, installing and maintaining fire suppression systems based on high-pressure water mist. With its FLEXBASE system for various applications in industry and commerce, Phoenix applies the principle of ‘total floating’, i.e. misting entire protective areas. Similar to gas extinguishing systems, the flames are stifled by the displacement of oxygen during a fire. For special applications, such as for machine protection, the FLEXGRID system allows flexible connection of individual (production) machinery along a pipeline grid. The field of activity is rounded off by the new Phoenix application FLEXIN, which enables concealed installation of the pipeline network, for example in listed buildings and for customers with unusual design requirements.
“We are pleased to be able to contribute to the IWMA,” says Managing Director Stephan Luker, who has been working on mist fire-extinguishing systems for many years. Together with Sales Director Thomas Staedtler, he hopes for a lively and technically inspiring exchange of experiences and opinions with other IWMA members. “Of course, we are also willing to get actively involved in committee work,” Luker continued. A very important concern of the management is to better position the high-pressure mist blasting technology than hitherto, in particular through the dissemination of professionally sound information, an exchange of experience between companies and association representatives at eye level, and targeted public relations. “We share the view of IWMA President Ragnar Wighus that mist fire-extinguishing systems are becoming increasingly important, in particular because of their obviously high success rates and also because of the general increase in environmental awareness,” says Sales Director Staedtler. After a very long period of preference for conventional extinguishing systems, he now sees the time has come to position mist fire-extinguishing processes much better in the fire protection market. “We are convinced that the work of the IWMA can make a valuable contribution to providing more openness and transparency in the development and recognition of innovative firefighting systems with water mist,” summarizes Staedtler, who is also responsible at Phoenix for coordinating the association and committee
The picture shows Sales Director Thomas Staedtler (left) and Manager Stephan Luker