n South African Food Review - Fire-suppression for food processing facilities - safety, hygiene & quality assurance

Volume 45 Number 9
  • ISSN : 0379-6000


The company installs best-of-breed systems, which comply with national and international fire safety standards. ‘In creating a bespoke system for any new or operational business, we look at each risk area, and ask what it is we need to do to mitigate this particular risk,’ CEO Michael van Niekerk explains. Both clients extract oil from seeds by creating an initial mash, then extracting oil using hexane, a highly-flammable solvent that separates the oil content from the meal. From there, hexane is removed from the oil through a drying process.

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