The Dubai Hills Estate puts fire safety first

The Dubai Hills Estate puts fire safety first

The Dubai Hills Estate project has set new benchmarks in safety standards after implementing fire safety as a critical priority.

For this plan, motor and drives specialist, WEG supplied W22 Smoke Extraction motors to ensure air circulation in closed environments, and fast smoke and heat extraction.

Emaar Properties was responsible for the fire safety systems in Dubai Hills Estate and enlisted the help of Maico Gulf LLC of Dubai to delay the spread of potential fire.

Anil Kumar, development sales manager for the UAE, Oman and Qatar at WEG explained: “WEG’s motors were readily available thanks to Maico’s strategic stockholding at its own factory in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.

“This further streamlined the procurement process, ensuring timely delivery even in the face of extended lead times from other manufacturers.”

WEG supplied 77 of the W22 Smoke Extraction motors, which can operate at temperatures of up to 400 degrees Celsius for two hours uninterrupted, ensuring the safety of occupants.

Kumar said: “The W22 Smoke Extraction motor’s capacity to withstand extreme temperatures, coupled with the WISE® insulation system, allows for reliable performance even under demanding conditions.

“Furthermore, its compatibility with frequency inverters promotes substantial energy savings, making it a sustainable choice for ventilation and circulation systems. This is particularly significant in a development as expansive and multifaceted as Dubai Hills Estate, where safety is paramount.”

He added: “The specialised W22 Smoke Extraction motors have fortified Dubai Hills Estate’s state-of-the-art fire safety measures, ensuring the well-being of occupants and safeguarding valuable property assets.

“With a legacy of supply motors for over six decades, WEG continues to be at the forefront of revolutionising safety in critical applications.”