Rail High-speed trains of the SNCF (France)

AQUASYS equips six SNCF TGVs on the railway line between Italy and France and ensures passenger safety.

Project period: 2020-2021
cooperation partner: I.S.E. Ingegneria dei Sistemi Elettronici S.r.l.

Project description:

  • Extensive on-site analyses of the installation situation for retrofitting in existing high-speed trains
  • Nitrogen-actuated unit for indoor installation to supply high pressure nozzles in passenger and toilet areas in the trains
  • Supply of prefabricated assembly kits for the integration of the pipeline network by the train operator

Building Alter Wall, Hamburg (Germany)

AQUASYS fire-fighting system to protect the historical office building at “Alter Wall” in Hamburg with respect for the listed historical facades.

Performance period: 2016 (Phase 1), 2020 (Phase 2)
Customer: Art Invest Real Estate Management GmbH

Project description:

  • Protection of modern office space, conference rooms, lounge and storage areas
  • Realisation in two stages with interim commissioning of the system
  • Installation of the smaller and lighter pipe compared to sprinklers on the existing brick ceiling and in the false ceilings

Industry W&H Dentalwerk, Bürmoos (Austria)

AQUASYS high-pressure water mist system to protect production halls of a large austrian manufacturer of dental products.

Performance period: 2019 - 2020
Project Management: AQUASYS

Project description:

  • Protection of 5000m² production area, associated social rooms and a 206m long collector corridor
  • Design as wet system for room heights up to 8m 
  • Future extensions of the pipeline are possible at any time at predefined positions
  • Installation, project management, training and commissioning by AQUASYS

Industry Maruti Suzuki, Gurgaon (India)

Water mist fire fighting system for 30 end-of-line test chambers in a test centre for the development and evaluation of vehicles.

Performance period: 2018
Project Management: Everest Kanto Cylinder Ltd.

Project description:

  • Protection of vehicle test chambers including technical rooms
  • Central pump station supplies fire-fighting systems in several buildings
  • Installation and project management by local partners

Industry GKI Power Plant Tyrol (Austria)

High-pressure water mist to protect two 89 MW transformers in the storage power plant with more than 15 tons of oil each

Performance period: 2018
Customer: Tiroler Wasserkraft AG

Project description:

  • Avoidance of fire flashover to nearby power plant components
  • Central pump unit with 136l/min water flow and 5m³ reservoir for 30 min continuous spraying time
  • Installation and project management by AQUASYS

Industry Elmos Semiconductor AG, Dortmund (Germany)

Fire protection with high-pressure water mist for the protection of sterile rooms

Period of performance: 2005 - 2011 (in several stages of development)
Project Management: AQUASYS

Project description:

  • Ensuring production for the production of 300 million semiconductors per year
  • All plant components made of high-quality stainless steel V4A to guarantee the cleanliness standard and also to prevent any contamination in the long term.
  • Supply, installation, commissioning and annual maintenance by AQUASYS

Industry InfraServ chemical park, Gendorf (Germany)

AQUASYS fire-fighting system for the largest chemical park in Bavaria.

Performance period: 2015-2019
Project Management: AQUASYS

Project description:

  • Cost-optimized concept with mobile high-pressure pump station in fire-fighting vehicles and stationary dry piping in the respective protection areas.
  • Operation of the system by the plant fire brigade
  • Fire protection for technic - and machine rooms on the entire site with local supply points
  • Delivery, complete assembly and commissioning by AQUASYS

Industry Knauf thermal insulation plant, Tyumen (Russia)

High-pressure water mist system for the protection of extraction and ventilation ducts of a production plant for thermal insulation materials

Performance period: 2013
Customer: Knauf Insulation

Project description:

  • Protection of the suction channels in the drying plant to fight incipient fires and to prevent the spread of fire
  • Automated maintenance workflows to prevent the accumulation of dirt in the nozzles
  • Detection with additional temperature sensors enable detailed visual display and monitoring of the system
  • Installation, project coordination and commissioning by AQUASYS

Building 3S Laboratory, Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany)

High pressure water mist system protects the new state laboratory in the four-storey building in Berlin-Brandburg

Project period: 2018-2019
Project management: Caverion Deutschland GmbH

Project description:

  • The water mist system protects laboratories and technical rooms.
  • The compact pump station with a flow rate of 112 l/min operates a wet system divided into 11 sections.
  • The areas are equipped with closed nozzles.

Building Prison in Winchester (Great Britain)

High-pressure water mist system for a total of three facilities in southern and central England to protect staff, inmates and building in the event of fire.

Performance period : initial order 2018-2019, follow up order 2020
Cooperation partners : Protec UK

Project description:

  • Development of nozzles especially resistant against vandalism and whose spray pattern was precisely adapted to the existing room geometry.
  • Proof of effectiveness due to own fire tests and integration of the system in close coordination with the British authorities
  • Several fixed as well as adapted pump stations as container solution for outdoor and high-security areas.

Building Historical Derag Livinghotel, Düsseldorf (Germany)

Water mist system for the luxury hotel in the Old Town House of Düsseldorf to protect the entire hotel area of the 17th century building.

Performance period : 2013
Customer: Derag Livinghotels Düsseldorf GmbH

Project desription:

  • Installation of the water mist system taking into account the preservation of the original character of the building.
  • 2000 m stainless steel pipeline and 650 nozzle heads distributed over four floors
  • Additional protection of the extensive works of art in the building

Industry Marcher Fleischwerke, Villach (Austria)

AQUASYS water mist protects an innovative butchery Plant in Carinthia to improve the production safety of the logistics and production centre.

performance period: 2017
project management: AQUASYS

project description:

  • Protection of 11,000 m² of production and storage area, as well as refrigeration and freezing facilities on 3 floors
  • The water is supplied via a central, redundant pump station with diesel engine.
  • Installation, commissioning and acceptance by AQUASYS

Rail NEWAG Impuls 36WEb, Bari (Italy)

AQUASYS fire-fighting system improves passenger safety on the Ferrovie del Sud Est railway line in Italy.

Project period: inital order 2017, follow up order 2021
Client:  I.S.E. Ingegneria dei Sistemi Elettronici S.r.l.

Project description:

  • total of 11 electrically powered vehicles from the Polish manufacturer NEWAG equipped
  • Protection of passenger areas, toilets and drivers’ cabs
  • Nitrogen-powered supply unit for roof mounting
  • Design and approval according to Italian standard UNI11565:2016

Rail Tejas Express (India)

Water mist system to protect the engine rooms in India’s first ever semi-high-speed train.

Project period: 2017
Client: SANROK

Project description:

  • Water mist to protect drive units
  • Nitrogen-propelled water mist system for installation in the carriage interior
  • Installation by local partner
  • Design and layout by AQUASYS

Rail NEWAG Vulcano DMU, Sicily (Italy)

Improved safety for passengers on DMUs (diesel multiple units) operated by Ferrovia Circumetnea (FCE) in Sicily.

Project period: 2015 (4 wagon sets)
Client: ISE (IT)

Project description:

  • Protection of four NEWAG railway vehicles
  • Protection of the passenger areas, toilets, drivers’ cabs and diesel drive unit
  • Nitrogen-propelled water mist system for installation in the interior with optimised service access

Rail Incheon Metro Line 2, Incheon (South Korea)

Improved safety for passengers on the 29.2-kilometre-long metro connection from the Incheon district into the centre of Seoul.

Project period: Deliveries between 2011–2019
Client: Hyundai Rotem

Project description:

  • Protection of 50 metro trains from vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Rotem
  • Protection of the passenger area
  • Compact system design for installation on the roof
  • Insulated system design for frost protection
  • Commissioning by AQUASYS

Rail Plasser & Theurer rail construction machines, Linz (Austria)

Water mist for serial protection of engine compartments in complex rail construction machinery.

Project period: Serial delivery since 1999
Client: Manufacturer of rail construction machines

Project description:

  • Protection of the high-value rail construction machinery and improved safety for the operating personnel
  • Electric motor-driven fire-fighting system to protect the engine compartments
  • Energy supplied by on-board battery
  • System installation individually adapted to each engine compartment
  • Serial delivery since 1999

Rail Pöstlingberg railway, Linz (Austria)

Wetting the rail heads reduces unpleasant squeaking on the Pöstlingberg railway in Linz.

Project period: 2011–2013 (5+3 wagon sets)
Client: Linz-Linien

Project description:

  • Reduction of noise emissions at curves along the 2.9-km-long narrow-gauge railway
  • GPS-controlled, precise application of standard water as a lubricant between rails and wheels
  • Compact water spraying system installed in the wagon interior
  • Greater comfort for residents

Industry voestalpine steel, Linz (Austria)

High-pressure water mist technology for fire protection at this ultra-modern steelworks in Linz.

Project period: from 2005 (in expansion phases)
Client: Voestalpine

Project description:

  • Equipping the on-site fire service with high-pressure water mist units for mobile use at various locations
  • Protection of the cable shafts for the main energy supply lines to the steelworks
  • Option of simple expansion of the safety concept with further feed points


Tunnel ASFINAG Bregenz City Tunnel, Vorarlberg (Austria)

Fire-fighting water mist system to prevent vehicle fires in the Bregenz City Tunnel.

Project period: 2014

Project description:

  • Protection of the bi-directional tunnel in the centre of Bregenz
  • Improved safety for 16,000 vehicles per day
  • Tunnel length: 1311 m
  • 3300–4300 litres of water per minute

Tunnel ASFINAG Arlberg Tunnel, Tirol (Austria)

Fire-fighting water mist system for Austria’s longest road tunnel.

Project period: 2014

Project description:

  • World’s largest water mist installation in the road tunnel sector
  • Protection of the only winterproof east-west transport link between Tyrol and Vorarlberg
  • Protection of the two-lane bi-directional tunnel and the escape tunnels
  • Tunnel length: 14 km

Tunnel ASFINAG Tunnel Liefering, Salzburg (Austria)

Fire-fighting water mist system for protecting the driving routes in both tunnel tubes.

Project period: 2016

Project description:

  • AQUASYS provides protection for the tunnel in the Salzburg metropolitan area, a major transport hub with more than 90,000 vehicles travelling through it every day
  • Two tubes with three to four driving lanes in each
  • Tunnel length: 510 m

Building Musikvereinshaus concert hall, Vienna (Austria)

Protection for the home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with a fire-fighting water mist system.

Project period: 2007
Client: Wiener Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Viennese Friends of Music Society)

Project description:

  • Protection of the box corridors, stage and dressing rooms at the large concert hall, which has a capacity of 1700 seated and 300 standing places
  • Protection of the traditional concert hall’s roof structure, which is difficult for emergency services to access
  • Space-saving installation of the water mist system in the basement

Building Upper Austrian State Library, Linz (Austria)

Installation of a fire-fighting system by AQUASYS during expansion and modernisation of the library. Because of the limited space available, a tailor-made solution was required.

Project period: 2008–2009
Client: State of Upper Austria

Project description:

  • Protection of the six-floor library in Linz
  • Upgrade to a water mist system as part of the modernisation work
  • Tailored system solution due to limited space
  • Archiving of documents on four floors
  • 1500 nozzle heads installed

Building Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn (Estonia)

Water mist technology for Estonia’s architecture museum in a salt storage building that is more than 100 years old.

Project period: 2014–2015
Client: Riigi Kinnisvara AS

Project description:

  • Replacement of the existing sprinkler system with a modern water mist system due to its longer lifespan and shorter installation time
  • Protection of the entire exhibition area, including staff and utility rooms
  • Protection of the 10-metre-high atrium
  • Installation by local partner, supervision by AQUASYS

Building Gare de Lyon, Paris (France)

High-pressure water mist system for protecting the station hall at one of Europe’s most important railway stations.

Project period: 2016
Project management: Uxello, Protec Feu Special Risks

Project description:

  • Protection and cooling of the structure and its load-bearing elements with water mist
  • Successful simulation for verifying the effectiveness
  • Improved safety for the station’s 83 million passengers per year
  • Installation and project management by local partner

Tunnel Roertunnel and Swalmentunnel, Roermond (Netherlands)

Stationary fire-fighting system for safeguarding transport loads of the highest hazard class.

Project period: 2007
Client: Volker Wessels

Project description:

  • Protection of the Roertunnel and Swalmentunnel as important interchanges with the German transport network
  • Roertunnel: 2450 m, longest road tunnel in the Netherlands
  • Swalmentunnel: 450 m long
  • Both tunnels have two lanes
  • A total of three pump rooms

Tunnel Mona Lisa Tunnel, Linz (Austria)

Water mist protection for central urban tunnel that provides a transport link to Linz’s industrial zone.

Project period: 2003–2004
Client: ELIN GmbH & Co KG

Project description:

  • Protection of the driving route through the 800-m-long tunnel
  • Tunnel routed below the railway links of the Western Railway and the tramway
  • Improved safety for 22,000 vehicles per day

Industry BNP Paribas data centre, Marne (France)

AQUASYS fire-fighting system for protection of a data centre operated by the French bank. According to the client’s specifications, the water mist would have to protect a server in case of fire without impairing the functionality of neighbouring servers.

Project period: 2015
Project management: Uxello, Protec Feu Special Risks

Project description:

  • Project-specific CFD simulation and validation in real-life fire tests.
  • A full shutdown is not necessary in case of fire. The unaffected computers remain in operation.
  • Immediate triggering without warning time possible due to non-hazardous extinguishing media.

Industry MAN engine test benches, Augsburg (Germany)

Fire-fighting water mist system to protect test benches for marine diesel engines.

Project period: 2012–2017 (in expansion phases)
Project management: AQUASYS

Project description:

  • Protection of multiple test benches for large diesel engines and turbomachinery
  • Explosion-proof design for affected system parts
  • Design, planning and installation in a close partnership between the on-site fire service, AQUASYS and the accepting body VdS

Industry DEWA substations, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

AQUASYS fire-fighting system to protect substations operated by the largest energy supplier in Dubai.

Project period: 2016–2017
Project management: AQUASYS

Project description:

  • Protection of 10 substations and transformers operated by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Recognised by the independent Institute for Fire Protection and Safety Research (IBS), Linz in the United Arab Emirates
  • Fire tests to verify the extinguishing effect of the water mist

Building Maakri 19/21 Tower, Tallinn (Estonia)

AQUASYS fire-fighting system for 30-storey skyscraper in the centre of Tallinn.

Project period: 2016–2017
Project management: Antifire Tuleohutuslahendused OÜ

Project description:

  • Protection of office areas, technical areas and car parks in the skyscraper in Tallinn’s Maakri Kvartal district
  • Installation and project management by local partner
  • 2464 nozzle heads and 11,623 m of pipeline installed in total
  • Building height 110 m