Firetrace News

Over the years, Firetrace Ltd has supplied and installed automatic fire suppression systems to laboratory fume cupboards in a number of universities and scientific establishments. A few years ago the Chemistry Department at the University of York installed a number of our systems in their laboratories following on from a bad experience they had some years ago involving a serious fire.

Their decision was justified recently when a student made a mistake in setting up a still and whilst distilling the unit went up in flames before he had time to panic the newly installed fire suppression system took over and the fire was extinguished. As a result, the fume cupboard and the whole department was saved.