Fire sprinkler protection to new paint shop

Armstrong Priestley has been awarded a major contract to design and install a new fire sprinkler system into the VOC compliance paint shop for Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK.

The system will provide fire sprinkler protection to a 4 storey building and link bridge and will be controlled by 12 installation control valves. The system will be designed to BS EN 12845 with High Hazard Process 3 and Ordinary Hazard Group 3 risk classification, the external solvent waste canopies will have AFFF foam enhanced sprinkler protection and open sprayers, controlled by Multiple-jet controls (MJC’s) will protect conveyers taking car bodyies through the link bridge entrance and exit doorways.

All the pipework for this 2,500 sprinkler head project will be fabricated in our own fabrication workshop in Leeds and the pipework will be finished in red gloss to the client’s specification which will be applied in our paint spray facility. Having our own fabrication facility, which is almost unique in our industry, permits us to have tight control over the production and monitor quality, it also allows us to respond rapidly to any design changes required on the project.

This is one of a number of fire sprinkler contracts which we have recently carried out at the Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, Sunderland plant. We have also installed sprinkler protection to their battery facility which produces batteries to power the next generation of environmentally friendly vehicles such as the Leaf electrical and the e-NV200 van.

Terry Bennett, Commercial Director for Armstrong Priestley said “We have enjoyed a good working relationship with Nissan over many years and are excited to be involved with this innovative company and look forward to helping them develop the site.”

The Sunderland site has been operating for 30 years and manufactures around 500,000 cars a year including the Leaf electrical, Qashqai and Juke models.