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Amazon – Distribution Centre, Kojetín

Market
HVAC
Sector
Warehouses and industrial buildings
Country
Czech Republic

Fire safety for a unique distribution center

The Amazon Center located in Kojetín (Czech Republic) is the first multi-storey distribution center of the country with a building area of 52,000 m² on four floors, providing a total of 190,000 m² of warehousing.

ISOVER Czech Republic provided 5,500 m² of U PROTECT® Slab 4.0 Alu1 (thickness 80 mm), for smoke extraction ducts with classification EI 30, highly appreciated for its lightness compared to traditional stone wool solutions.

With the U PROTECT® range, ISOVER has the whole fire resistance classes portfolio available and can provide technical support whenever needed.

The challenge: ensure the fire-stopping

The main challenge of the specification work for this project was the design of fire-stoppings with the totally new solution that broke with the Czech insulators’ habits. In the Czech Republic, fire-stopping is usually carried out by specialized companies with other systems and not by the insulators.

This project therefore required a lot of work to support, convince and train the different stakeholders. As a result, 56 fire penetrations of walls and floors were made with our U PROTECT® solution, and reinforced with BSF and BSK glue.

ISOVER Czech Republic provided great technical support to the insulators, to solve any specific technical detail about fire-stopping. Indeed, during the last 10 years, ISOVER has trained more than 300 insulation companies for fire resistance and smoke extraction.

U PROTECT®: much more than fire safety

In line with the environmentally friendly approach and the high energy sufficiency of this project, U PROTECT® offered other advantages besides fire protection to achieve the goals set. Made of ULTIMATE™ light stone wool, the U PROTECT® range is made entirely of natural raw materials and is 100% recyclable.

Furthermore, other benefits of U PROTECT® provided additional value to the project:

  • Sound absorption
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Fast installation

Lightweight and very easy to use

- Feedback of the contractor, Míra Šindler (BS Realisations s.r.o.)

Smoke extraction ducts insulated with ISOVER's product in the Amazon Distrubution Centre in Kojetin (Czech Republic)

Fire safety for an Amazon distribution center