Monitors are used when faced with substantial Class B fire risks that require protection with fire fighting foam or cooling with large volumes of water.
Most industrial fire hazards will have the need for monitor protection. Some of the more common applications are:
• Fuel distribution depots
• Chemical plants
• Helicopter landing pads
• Aircraft hangars
• Loading jetties
Fixed or Portable?
Many monitors are permanently fixed to pipework and designed to protect specific high risk installations. However, it is sometimes more convenient to either mount monitors on trailers that can be moved from hazard to hazard, or use smaller Ground or Bipod monitors that are designed to be moved by hand and placed on the ground to provide a rapid response in the event of a fire. The choice depends on the size and type of risk and the application rate recommended to achieve extinguishment.