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Swiss Fire Protection
Research & Development AG

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Research, evaluation, and improvement of industrial
fire prevention, protection and emergency systems

Protection for Installments
in Conflict Zones

Tanker Ship Fires

High-Rise Building Fires

Biodegradable Foams

Large-Diameter Hydrocarbon-
Storage Fire Solutions

Remote Installment
Fire Protection

Tanker Ship Fires

SFPRD's engineers are working on exciting patent-protected technologies that could revolutionize other segments of the fire-safety industry.
One of the most promising projects is a technology for extinguishing fires on tanker ships. It operates on a similar principle to our storage tank
fire-extinguishing system.
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High-Rise Building Fires

SFPRD's engineers are working on exciting patent-protected technologies that could revolutionize other segments of the fire-safety industry.
Another promising technology in the pipeline seeks to offer comprehensive protection for high-rise buildings, tower blocks and skyscrapers.
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Comprehensive, sustainable fire protection for remote storage-tank installments poses a unique challenge that SFPRD’s researchers have long been keen to address. Continuous support and maintenance is difficult in isolated areas, and extreme climatic conditions place additional stress on the safe operation of present-day systems. Our goal is to simplify mechanisms that will make such systems more robust while applying self-inspection protocols that allow for constant control with no need for regular human intervention.
Our PRESSURIZED INSTANT FOAM SYSTEM requires

Remote Installment Fire Protection

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PI FOAM SYSTEM
- NO water supply
- NO electricity
- NO moving parts
- NO human resources
Extinguishing any tank fire in less than π (3.14) minutes
- even in arctic or desert environments.

Large-Diameter Hydrocarbon-Storage Fire Solutions

Our research focuses on the unique challenges of full-surface fire incidents in flammable-liquid storage tanks larger than 40m in diameter. When it comes to fire safety, large tanks are not the same as small ones. Methods that can successfully control and suppress a fire in smaller tanks (or rim-seal fires) often prove ineffective for bigger containers. Our technology extinguishes any tank fire in less than π (3.14) minutes - even in arctic or desert environments.
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PI FOAM SYSTEM
Extinguishing fire under π minutes.
Since environmental protection is a priority for us, we have developed foams that are

- Certified non-PBT (non-Persistent, non-Bioaccumulative, non-Toxic)
- Fluorine-free
- Made of natural substances
- Biodegradable

Not all combustible liquids are created equal. When firefighters combat flames on liquids with low boiling points, the fluid may continue to evaporate even beneath the foam layer. If the boiling point is high, the foam may evaporate before the liquid does, exposing the fluid to additional hazards such as boilover. Firefighters might try to defeat such blazes by ramping up the foam intensity — but if the foam is not up to the job, this often proves useless.
Swiss Fire Protection’s solution is to develop foam formulas that are expressly designed for putting out fires on tricky liquids, even in the most extreme climactic conditions. And the Pi Foam System reliably distributes foam with an intensity that extinguishes even the toughest fires. We have developed an ideal instant-foam formula and pressure for each of the following industries

Biodegradable Foams

Oil industry

Chemical industry

Pharmaceutical industry

Vegetable-oil industry

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Focus Research

Want to learn more? See the video presentation below for all the important details.

PI FOAM SYSTEM

Your risk is ours too

We offer exclusive consulting and engineering services to storage-tank operators to improve their ability to subdue large-scale fire incidents cost effectively.

The shock of seeing an uncontrollable blaze ravaging your facility’s primary tanks, devouring the assets as well as your company’s reputation, is a trauma you should never have to experience.

 We are here to make sure you never do.

SFPRD is redrawing the lines of what is possible in hydrocarbon-storage security.

When disaster strikes and overwhelms your current fire-suppression capabilities: Do you have any option other than allowing your tanks to burn down completely?

We have the answer.

Causes of tank fires

Our Mission

Our mission is to introduce a new level of awareness about large industrial fire disasters by introducing new, cost- and performance-effective methods of controlling, managing and suppressing fires.

Swiss Fire Protection Research and Development AG was established by determined industrial fire safety experts with a singular focus on establishing a higher safety status in the energy industry, especially when it comes to highly exposed large-diameter atmospheric storage tanks and dikes.

At SFPRD, a dedicated team of fire protection, chemical, HSE, and mechanical engineers, as well as safety protocol experts, work relentlessly to address seemingly unsolvable fire safety challenges.

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General Inquiries

If you would like to learn more about Swiss Fire Protection R&D, have questions about possible joint collaborations and partnerships, or have media-related inquiries, please write or call us directly. Please note that we can only offer limited information about our technologies and their capabilities to non-clients. Thank you for your understanding.

Client Inquiries

If you are interested in learning more about one of our technologies or about a specific area of our research, please reach out to us.

Career Inquiries

Thank you for considering us as the next phase in your career! We honestly believe that you have made a great decision. Please tell us a bit about yourself sending your CV and introduction to info ‘at’ sfprd ‘dot’ com.

Our address

Swiss Fire Protection Research & Development AG 
Kernserstrasse 17.
CH-6060 Sarnen, Switzerland

+41 41 6624574

info ‘at’ sfprd ‘dot’ com

Contact

Please note that we can only offer limited information about our technologies and capabilities to non-clients. Thank you for your understanding.

Client Inquiries

If you are interested in learning more about one of our technologies or about a specific area of our research, please reach out to us here.

Career Inquiries

Thank you for considering us as the next phase in your career! We honestly believe that you have made a great decision. Please tell us a bit about yourself sending your CV and introduction to info ‘at’ sfprd ‘dot’ com.

Our address

Swiss Fire Protection
Research & Development AG

Kernserstrasse 17.
CH-6060 Sarnen, Switzerland
+41 41 6624574
info ‘at’ sfprd ‘dot’ com