In addition to be compliant, Coca Cola is standard driven. Being an international company, it has very stringent procedures to ensure all its locations are fire protected. Coca Cola India strongly emphasizes on safety and security issues that impacts the employees and the productivity. The factory norms at both the locations (Unnao and Lucknow) in Uttar Pradesh mandated fire safety as it could be vulnerable to accidental fires. They aimed to ensure that everyone concerned with the management to the workers understand the requirements of fire safety in order to ensure optimum safety for all who are present in the building. They aimed to focus on life and property safety. Coca Cola India wanted a solution that could match its required standards. They aimed to opt for a future ready system that could pin point exact location of fire as the manufacturing plant was big. The installation must not involve any changes to the existing manufacturing plant’s architecture.
Both the locations in Uttar Pradesh are large units with 7 buildings consisting of admin buildings, warehouses, factory, etc. So, it wasn’t the easiest place to set up wires. The lengthy wiring was estimated to be 5 times the total cost of the system. It was clear that Coca Cola India needed completely wireless devices that blended in with the building aesthetic. Being a beverage manufacturing unit, hygiene conditions are kept at a high level. Heavy machinery, chemicals, and long term or indefinitely operating equipment may result in loss of property and life in case of fire. Combustible dusts like sugar, explosive/flammable powders and liquids, processed/handled in equipment such as (blenders, dust collectors, dryers, etc.), foreign bodies or high process temperatures can cause overheating or sparks can trigger off fire and dust explosions in mechanical and pneumatic conveying facilities, filters, silos and bins. The manufacturing unit embraces the processing of raw materials and the manufacturing, packaging and distribution. Hazardous areas like Sugar Storage must be protected from the fire incident within minimum time & the problem should be quickly resolved. After a fire, explosions can occur and these explosions can expand with combustible dust. Even in case of power cuts, terror attacks or any other emergencies, quick and planned evacuation is extremely important. One of the requirements of Coca Cola India was to have early detection so the key stakeholders can contribute to life and property safety. Major design considerations for Coca Cola were safety, technical leverage, highly reliable system that could last longer with low maintenance and installation cost.
The Consultant was given this task to find a solution that satisfied Coca Cola India’s requirements completely. After analyzing the necessities, he recommended NFire Solution to Coca Cola Manufacturing unit as the perfect fit. NFire Solution is an ideal solution as it is highly scalable, cost effective and highly reliable. A site survey was conducted for Coca Cola India by NFire Team.
NFire Solution is a smart integrated incidence management system. It minimizes complexities to increase the speed of communication. NFire Solution was implemented at both the units of Coca Cola India. NFire provides the company with localized alert within the premises along with centralized monitoring by NFire Emergency Monitoring Service Centre as per their requirements.
The site survey was conducted by NFire Team. Coca Cola India believes that the site survey was the most valuable part of this project as it gave them confidence on the recommendation of NFire by the consultant. Working with NFire Team on the site survey put into perspective that this process should be every company’s standard. They believe that NFire Team highlighted the risks/threats and assured NFire’s seamless functioning. N70 Panel was installed at Coca Cola Manufacturing unit. There are smoke detectors, MCPs and sirens with battery backup in the head office and warehouse at Lucknow. There are smoke detectors, MCPs and sirens with battery backup in the factory at Unnao. A distinctive feature of N70 panel is that it can be used for mega establishments which pinpoints the exact location of fire. NFire is a customizable solution with easy installation and minimal downtime. It causes no damage to the existing structure and saves a major cost compared to any conventional or wired addressable systems. NFire solution also brings other unique features like 24×7 monitoring, advance integration with IoT, Cloud computing, Mobile technology and communication technology. It is an easily upgradable future proof technology system for next generation smart fire stations. NFire feasibly reduces operational complexity and increases the incident response speed. It is highly stable, robust and built as per UL/BIS/NFPA specifications. Along with the live emergency monitoring service, notifications are sent via live call and SMS by NFire team of highly trained monitoring officers. NFire connect app makes it easy to access NFire alarm system from anywhere.
NFire has proved to be an ideal solution for Coca Cola Manufacturing unit. Coca Cola India has successfully safeguarded their premises and their people. Any civil cost was eliminated while causing minimum installation cost. Live monitoring with pin point location of fire through an app is provided to the manufacturing unit as demanded. The system is cloud integrated, IoT operational and AI enabled with integrated communications. NFire Solution ultimately ensures that the building was safe and operational. Moreover, Coca Cola India was able to achieve higher Returns of Investment (ROI) while experiencing minimal Total Cost of Investment (TCO) with the help of NFire Solution.
NFire is the revolutionary wireless addressable fire alarm system, designed and manufactured in India. Manufactured with the highest quality European standards our NFire range is one of the most advanced Fire Detection Systems currently available in the market. NFire is marketed in India by Atigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Growing at a fast pace, Atigo is one of the leading electronic security and safety solutions provider in India. NFire conforms to US-NFPA-10th Edition Specifications and is certified with CE, ROHS and ISO 9001-2005.