Royal Library and Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark

A perfect place to store treasures. A fire protection system ensures safekeeping for documents going back to the Early Middle Ages safe. #CreatingPerfectPlaces
A perfect place to store treasures

Royal Library and Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Royal Archives are housed in a historic Copenhagen building over 400 years old. They store irreplaceable documents going back to the Early Middle Ages and make them accessible to the public. The Royal Library in Copenhagen is Denmark’s national library. It holds a large collection of irreplaceable documents, books and works of art.

Challenge

Both the building and its valuable documents in the archives had to be ideally protected from fire. To achieve this, the Royal Archives in Copenhagen required a fire safety solution that could be precisely tailored to the existing building structure while taking into consideration its historic value.

Solution

Working closely with the Royal Archives in Copenhagen, Siemens developed a tailored fire safety solution consisting of a Sinorix H2O Gas multi-zone extinguishing system, modern fire detection and premium service. The structure of the system was matched perfectly to the building. The integrated fire safety solution encompasses everything, from fire detection to maintenance.

Benefits

Sinorix H2O Gas offers ideal protection for historic documents and can be flexibly tailored to specific requirements. In the case of the Royal Library and the Archives in Copenhagen, it could be configured as a large multi-zone system. The combination of nitrogen and water quickly and reliably extinguishes fire and also prevents re-ignition. Smoldering and deep-seated fires have no chance either. The fine spraying technology used in Sinorix H2O further minimizes secondary damage, and the natural extinguishing agents do not present any environmental or health hazards.

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