300 duurzame brandblussers voor Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

300 sustainable fire extinguishers for the University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the largest universities in the Netherlands with 30,000 students and approximately 6,000 employees. The RUG has 11 faculties with many practical rooms and lecture rooms. At educational institutions, an increased level of fire protection is expected due to the high density of people. The current fire extinguishers were due for undergoing an upgrade for some time. Saval has been approached to come up with a sustainable solution.


The aim of this project was to replace 300 fire extinguishers that had reached the age of 10 years and of which the revision would eventually become more expensive than replacing with a more sustainable variant. The replacement of the extinguishers had to be carried out in the 2 weeks before Christmas by 2 mechanics from Saval while the university was open. Reason that Saval was approached for this project? For years we have been a loyal supplier to the neighbors, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The cartridge foam extinguishers that we supply there have now proven their durability, have a low cost of ownership and are much more economically interesting in terms of maintenance than constant pressure extinguishers.


The entire replacement operation was performed without problems within the predetermined time schedule. Our technicians have quickly removed the 300 rejected fire extinguishers and replaced them with the B6P SC-HR extinguishers, without being a burden on the normal course of events at the university. The University of Groningen now has extinguishers that last 20 years and are also of Dutch manufacture.