Cold store and pallet warehouse safe thanks to SecuriRAS ASD 535

Gressingham Foods in beautiful East Anglia, which is famous for its Gressingham Duck, is now protected from fire by ten SecuriRAS ASD 535 aspirating smoke detectors. Gressingham Foods now employs 550 people, with an uplift of a further 250 over Christmas period, and has over 20 different farm sites accross Suffalk and Norfolk. The new facility at Oiss includes a pallet racking warehouse, several cold rooms and a packing area.


The new facility will allow Gressingham to store more products and packaging on site, and reduce its use of external storage facilities. lt will also mean 75 fewer truck movements each week, less noise and a smaller carbon footprint, added the company. William Buchanan, managing director, said: "With the growing popularity of duck the new distribution centre is a key investment, securing the future of the site at Redgrave with the opportunity to expand production of ducks and other poultry in the future."

The 54,000 sq ft facility- equivalent to four Olympic-sized swimming pools- contains a chamber design which allows it to be maintained at different temperatures, along with solar panels to generate electricity for the building. ln each of these locations, the units, which are among the most reliable early warning systems, were all installed with filter boxes and dirt trap boxes.

The cold rooms which range in temperature from minus 4 o to minus 22° Centigrade are fitted with heated sampling points to prevent the build-up of ice affecting the system. lf a sampling point is affected by low ambient temperatures to the point where accumulating ice crystals might impact adversely upon its performance, the heating automatically comes on to immediately eliminate the problem. The ASD 535 aspirating smoke detectors are among the most precise early warning systems for fire. lmpressing with their unrivalled performance Ievel and very long service life, they are particularly reliable and robust and - thanks to their sophisticated detection technology - they can give a highly sensitive and early reaction to incipient fire conditions.

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