January 4, 2024

Elion Technologies Minimizes Fire Risks and Ensures Regulatory Compliance at Silvassa Industrial Facility


Elion Technologies & Consulting Pvt. Ltd is proud to showcase its commitment to fire safety and regulatory compliance through a recent project at a leading industrial manufacturing facility in Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This case study highlights the effectiveness of Fire Load Calculation and Hazardous Area Classification in mitigating fire risks, optimizing fire protection systems, and ensuring adherence to safety regulations.

Project Overview:

Our client, a manufacturer of flammable materials, recognized the critical importance of minimizing fire risks and complying with stringent fire safety regulations within their facility. They engaged Elion Technologies to conduct a comprehensive fire safety assessment, focusing on fire load calculation and hazardous area classification.

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Fire Load Calculation:

  • Our fire safety experts meticulously inventoried and quantified the total combustible material (fire load) present within the various sections of the facility.
  • This involved:
    • Mapping layout and processes of each production area.
    • Identifying and measuring quantities of flammable materials (raw materials, finished products, waste).
    • Considering storage methods and equipment used.
  • The calculated fire load served as a crucial input for determining appropriate fire protection measures.

Hazardous Area Classification:

  • We assessed the presence and potential release of flammable gases, vapors, and dusts within the facility.
  • Based on identified hazards and their properties, we classified different areas according to relevant national and international standards (NFPA 704, ATEX).
  • This classification defined the type of electrical equipment, ventilation systems, and other safety measures required to prevent ignition and explosions in hazardous zones.

Combined Insights:

By analyzing the fire load and hazardous area classification data, we were able to develop a comprehensive understanding of the fire risks present within the Silvassa manufacturing facility. This allowed us to recommend targeted fire protection strategies and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Findings and Recommendations:

Fire Load Calculation:

  • Certain storage areas were identified as exceeding safe fire load limits, posing a potential fire hazard.
  • Some production processes were found to generate significant amounts of combustible waste, requiring improved waste management practices.

Hazardous Area Classification:

  • Several areas were classified as hazardous zones due to the presence of flammable materials, necessitating installation of explosion-proof electrical equipment and improved ventilation systems.
  • Existing safety procedures and training for personnel working in hazardous zones were found to be inadequate and required revision.

Based on these findings, we provided a detailed report with prioritized recommendations, including:

  • Fire Load Reduction Strategies: Implementing measures like relocating storage, redesigning equipment layout, and improving waste management to reduce fire load in critical areas.
  • Fire Protection System Upgrade: Recommending installation of additional fire sprinkler systems, firewalls, and fire detection equipment based on calculated fire load and identified hazards.
  • Hazardous Area Management: Implementing explosion-proof equipment, optimizing ventilation systems, and establishing strict safety protocols for working in classified hazardous zones.
  • Training and Awareness: Providing comprehensive fire safety training and awareness programs for all personnel, including emergency response procedures and evacuation drills.


By implementing our recommendations, the Silvassa industrial facility achieved significant improvements in fire safety and regulatory compliance:

  • Reduced Fire Risk: Implementing fire load reduction and improved protection measures minimized the potential for fire incidents and their severity.
  • Enhanced Safety of Personnel: Improved training and equipment upgrades in hazardous zones ensured the safety of employees working in potentially risky environments.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Adherence to hazardous area classification and recommended fire protection measures ensured compliance with relevant safety regulations, avoiding potential fines and legal repercussions.
  • Peace of Mind for Management: Knowing their facility was equipped with robust fire safety measures and adhering to regulations provided invaluable peace of mind for management.


This case study exemplifies the power of Elion Technologies’ expertise in fire load calculation and hazardous area classification for mitigating fire risks in industrial facilities. By combining meticulous data analysis with regulatory knowledge, we helped this Silvassa manufacturer not only improve safety but also ensure compliance and avoid potential liabilities.

Elion Technologies & Consulting Pvt Ltd is your trusted partner for all your industrial fire safety needs. We offer a wide range of services, from fire safety audits and risk assessments to fire protection system design, installation, and training programs.

Contact us today to create a safer and more compliant fire-protected environment for your industrial facility.