In March 2017, Kronstadt Engineering Company completed the supply and commissioning of firefighting equipment for BMW regional warehouse in Bekasovo, the Moscow region.The supply included two Aurora 10-471-20А pumps with De Maas / DF22TiH diesel drive and Metron FD4 controllers, 1'000 m3/h at 12.5 bar head each.
In 2014, the BMW Group made a strategic decision to expand its storage facilities in Russia aiming to provide quicker and more comfortable car service. For this, a RUB 1.5 bln worth construction of a new spare parts distribution center was planned in Naro-Fominsk (the Moscow region), with an area of 34'500 sq.m.
Despite relatively small area, the warehouse has the highest class of fire hazard due to storing of plastic details on tall racks.
The warehouse developer had to choose among numerous suppliers of pumping equipment the one that within short time could design diesel-driven pumps of 1'000 m3/h capacity at 12.5 bar head, present its project to BMW and FM Global insurance company, secure the manufacturing, and supply by March 2017 with further commissioning.
During August and September 2016, the Kronstadt company managed to submit over 10 different technical solutions to comply with constantly changing warehouse design, leaving all its rivals way behind.
The project got its approval on a meeting at the BMW Group headquarters in Munich, and the equipment production started in November 2016.
The final decision implied FM-certified firefighting units in a scope non-standard for Kronstadt. The pumping part for the units was manufactured by our Dutch partner, Pentair Nijhuis (under a license of Pentair Aurora USA).
The diesel drive, in its turn, was based on Doosan DF22TiH-F, 700 h.p., firmed up by De Maas BW (Netherlands) to comply with FM Global requirements. Pentair Nijhuis also carried out the assembly and necessary hydraulic tests.
As of today, the Customer has accepted the equipment and all commissioning work on site have been completed.
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