The project in brief

Originally built in the 17th century to protect the harbor of Stavern close to Larvik, the Citadel later became the base of Tordenskjold in the 11-year war between Sweden and Norway/Denmark in 1709 to 1720. Later the fort would become the headquarters for the Norwegian navy.

In the early 20th century, the navy headquarters was moved and fortress became a summer recidense for many of Norways artists at the time.

Because of the rich history of the Citadel, the fortress has become a popular tourist attraction in the Larvik area. To protect this historical landmark consisting of the original stone tower and walls and wooden buildings, VID Fire-Kill was asked to provide the the protection of the wooden structures.

Because of the small dimensions and easily concealable nature of the Model APS and N-Pipe systems, and the reliable operation of the Model C-EL Deluge valve, a VID Fire-Kill deluge system was installed.

Why was a VID Fire-Kill solution chosen?

  • Small dimension pipes ensured fewer damages to the building,
  • Model APS and N-Pipe systems were easy to conceal,
  • Model C-EL Control Valves ensured simple, sound and reliable protection,
  • Low water flow in case of fire would damage the building less,
  • Model APS delivered a reliable protection from outdoor threats.

Some Specifics

The Model APS and N-Pipes with Model BM-1 nozzles were easy to install, with a very limited requirements to alter or damage the building, and it was possible to conceal both systems almost seamlessly with the surrounding walls and ceiling.

The Model C-EL Control Valves were likewise easy to conceal in the cellar, taking up only little room.

Products used for this case

Low Pressure Watermist Deluge System for Building Facade Protection

Model APS – Facade

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Electrical & Manual Operated Control / Deluge Valves Made Purely in Stainless Steel 316L

Model C-EL

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