Case studies of Ramtech solutions

Discover real-world examples of Ramtech technologies and how different sites across the world benefit from them.

At Ramtech, one of our key aims is to always put the customer first. In this section, you can find case studies from a wide variety of sites to see how Ramtech solutions benefit our customers.

You will find some global examples of how Ramtech’s WES temporary fire alarm for construction sites benefits a variety of companies, as well as helping to protect industrial sites of different uses and sizes.

Ramtech’s latest innovation – the REACT cloud-based 24/7 notification  solution – helps protect and monitor sites from emergencies such as medical, fire, lone work and hazards. You can see how this is used in the case studies to keep sites safer.

WES3 - Tideway West London

Thames Tideway, London UK

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is London’s major new ‘Super Sewer’ that, once completed, will help prevent the River Thames being polluted by tens of millions of tonnes of overflow sewage that currently flow into the river each year. This ambitious, under-construction 25km tunnel will run below the River Thames in a complex route across central London.

This highly challenging engineering project comprises of multiple construction sites and WES3 was specified by the joint venture team to deliver EN54 compliance across the West section of the tunnel project, called Tideway West.

WES was recognised as the first fully EN54-25 compliant wireless fire alarm designed specifically for construction. In addition to WES3 – which was up to the challenge of the Tideway West complex underground facility – we have also deployed our cloud-based REACT system that the project team are able to utilise for planning emergency procedures, as well as ensuring they have real-time updates of any on-site emergencies.

European Central Bank

European Central Bank, Frankfurt Germany

The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany utilised the fully wireless WES+ fire alarm solution during its construction.

Contractors were impressed that WES+ with the fully compliant European EN54 system, which has been independently tested.

As a closed system, WES+ didn’t interfere with the bank’s existing wireless technologies. This was an essential requirement for the ECB, which houses a number of business-critical technologies. Fire safety was critical on the ECB project as only 30 floors of the 40-storey building were undergoing refurbishment. Staff continued to occupy the remaining space alongside personnel involved in the refurbishment while the work was being carried out.

All 500 WES+ units were installed within a three-day schedule, immediately after staff had vacated the areas earmarked for refurbishment and work beginning on site. Being a wireless system means that the units can be easily repositioned as work progresses, without the need for specialist trades required with a wired fire alarm system.

Case Study - Scampston Park Lodges

Scampston Park Lodges, North Yorkshire

Since 2011, Scampston Park Lodges have used Ramtech wireless solutions such as WISE security and monitoring in the Park Lodges across their 35-acre site. Whilst it is vital that this beautiful location is kept secure at all times, it is essential that the Lodges are kept safe during vacant, off-season periods, and Ramtech solutions ensure just that.

If a WISE security alarm is activated inside a Lodge due to a break-in, a text notification is instantly sent to park staff so an instant response can be arranged to that exact Lodge. For Lodge Owners themselves, the peace of mind that comes with having the WISE system installed across the Park is priceless. Additionally, the WISE system has been simple and straightforward for both the Park and Lodge Owners to understand.

Robyn Sumpton of Scampton Park Lodges commented: “The product and service offered by Ramtech is the best we have ever received.”

Case Study - Kelling Heath Preview

Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Norfolk

Kelling Heath Holiday Park is one of Norfolk’s premier holiday parks, set amongst 300 acres of rare open heathland and woodland, close to the North Norfolk coast at Weybourne.

With an abundance of wildlife, natural trails, activities and a range of facilities, the Park is popular all year round for both guests and private Holiday Homeowners. For around 25 years, Ramtech technology has worked with Kelling Heath Holiday Park and this looks set to continue as innovations progress.

Due to the natural environment, Kelling Heath utilise the WES wireless fire alarm system across the Park. This includes around 76 manual call points set up across the Park so guests or staff can raise an alarm if a fire is detected. This will then alert the team on Park and enable them to proceed with their fire evacuation plan.

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New Schierstein Bridge

New Schierstein Bridge, Mainz, Germany

The WES temporary fire alarm for construction sites was specified during the €250 million construction project of an entirely new four-lane bridge spanning the Rhine in Germany – connecting the major conurbations of Mainz and Wiesbaden. The original bridge was closed due to safety concerns in February 2015. The new bridge will open fully during 2021.

The contractors chose the WES system due to its EN54-25 compliance, 24/7 coverage, ease of install, 3-year battery life and movability, plus it wasn’t just the staff and physical equipment it needed to protect.

The bridge lies next to the Mainz Sand Dunes, a 12,000 year-old protected area of special botanical interest, home to myriad of rare species of flora and fauna, which requires protection. With such densely vegetated, dry environment, fire could spread quickly through the fragile dunes without the warning of the WES fire alarms.

Naval Acamedy

Naval Academy, Maryland, USA

WES3 was used on a new building on a Naval Academy site in Maryland. The project started in 2016 and is due to complete in 2021. Site managers were impressed the features of the WES3 wireless evacuation system, one of the favorites being mobile phone notifications if alerts are raised, so site managers are kept informed on and off site.

Automatic smart sensors for smoke (including dust resistance) and heat were important too, as it helps the system to provide 24/7 monitoring of the site. This means the need for a person to stand guard as fire watch each night is eliminated even when its necessary to heat the building for drying and curing overnight. This can save money and satisfies regulations in some local jurisdictions. The ease of set up and relocation were important too for the ever-evolving project, as was the ability to program in location codes to pin-point exact alert locations easily.

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