Fire Detection Articles

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Don’t Risk Your Life Going Up in Smoke

    What you need to know about smoke alarms Fire is an inescapable risk in both the home and workplace, with electrical products, heating and gas all presenting the possibility of an accidental blaze under the wrong circumstances. Preventing fires altogether with effective precautions is always preferable, but regardless at least one smoke alarm/detector – or mains powered ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • How to Hold a Glitch-Free Web Conference

    What is one best practice for hosting a glitch–free web conference or webinar virtually? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program ...


    By FAT FINGER Inc.

  • 10 extreme things entrepreneurs have done during a pitch competition

    Entrepreneurs are, by nature, risk-takers. This quality can serve as an advantage during a startup pitch competition, but it can also go terribly wrong. Curious about what kinds of risks pay off — especially when funding is at stake — I asked 10 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council about the craziest things they have done to get investors’ ...


    By FAT FINGER Inc.

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry & Wood Fired Boilers

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...

  • Modelling emissions of perfluorinated chemicals to the Danube River Basin

    The emissions of two perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) into the Danube River Basin have been estimated in a test of four different hypotheses regarding the factors affecting those emissions. The results were used to simulate water concentrations for comparison with measured data. The researchers found that incorporating wastewater treatment information and wealth distribution alongside population data ...

  • Case study - Tohoku tsunami clean-up uses portable gas analyser for CO detection

    Application Carbon monoxide detection in waste mounds Equipment GA2000 now supersdeded by the GA5000 portable landfill gas analyser Location Tohoku, Japan ...


    By Geotech

  • Sharpening Your Way to Better Groundwater Models

    There is a well-known fable about a wood cutter who was hired by a timber merchant to cut down trees. This well sought-after job paid well and had excellent working conditions. The wood cutter wanted to succeed in his new job so the first day he worked hard and cut down 18 trees. Determined to do even better on the second day, the wood cutter tried harder but only cut down 15 trees. Day after day ...

  • Fire systems engineering case study

    General fire safety in England and Wales is delivered through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. By virtue of this Order, the responsible person should carry out a fire risk assessment on their premises, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and maintain a fire management plan. The main purpose of the order is to prevent fire, minimise risk ...


    By Stopford Projects Limited

  • The potential of energy conservation and emission reduction for the Chinese boilers

    With the publication of the coal convert to gas fired boiler policy, to control the pollution from the resource, all the provinces has removed, stopped and reformed to the high energy saving coal fired boilers. It is reported that there is a huge space in the energy saving and emission. low combustion, high energy saving potential the Chinese industrial boiler has a wide market,and most of them ...


  • Analysis of fire behaviour simulations over Spain with WRF-FIRE

    Wildland fire spread and behaviour are complex phenomena owing to both the number of involved physico-chemical factors, and the non-linear relationship between variables. Spain is plagued by forest and brush fires every summer, when the extremely dry weather sets in along with high temperatures. The use of fire behaviour models requires the availability of high resolution environmental and fuel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling dispersion of smoke from wildfires in a Mediterranean area

    We present a modelling system for the estimation of forest fire emissions ( prebolchem-fire ) and their inclusion in the atmospheric composition model BOLCHEM. Emission fluxes have been estimated following the methodology proposed by Seiler and Crutzen (1980) and using MODIS ‘burned area product’. Then they are modulated following the WRAP approach (WRAP, 2005). This approach is also used for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

    Introduction Peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. The drainage of peatlands, for forestry and agriculture, leads to the oxidation of this carbon and increases their vulnerability to peat fires, leading to huge emissions of greenhouse gases. Hotspots for mitigation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Citizen`s Service wasserstand.info- case study

    Citizen's Service wasserstand.info Development & Technology Supplier: Microtronics Engineering GmbH Installation & Maintenance: Inaut Automation GmbH Sector: Early flood warnings / civil protection Country: Austria Year of Cooperation: 2008 Website: www.wasserstand.info The idea Microtronics deals with the wireless transmission of ...

  • Design of a Matched IR Emitter for a Portable propane fired TPV Power System

    ABSTRACT: The design of an IR emitter is described for use with a small portable cylindrical ThermoPhotoVoltaic (TPV) generator. The IR emitter consists of a cylindrical array of 1 to 2 mm diameter ceramic rods. The spacing between these rods is chosen such that slits are formed between the rods with a slit width equal to about 1/10* of the rod diameter. Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Peat restoration – the key solution for large peat-fires in Russia - Case Study

    Thanks to an active and laborious fire-fighting operation the recent peat and forest fires in Tver Province were localised and the region was saved from events becoming as dramatic as in 2010 when dense smoke haze covered the city of Moscow for weeks. Still, the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

    Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that a mix of factors is ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Response of fish tissue mercury in a freshwater lake to local, regional, and global changes in mercury emissions

    A suite of mechanistic atmospheric and mercury cycling/bioaccumulation models is applied to simulate atmospheric mercury deposition and mercury concentrations in the water column and fish in a mercury‐impaired freshwater lake located in the northeastern United States that receives its mercury loading primarily through deposition. Two future‐year scenarios evaluate the long‐term response of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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